Back to the Future!!

Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! The future is NOW!! Tomorrow (October 21, 2015) marks the day Marty McFly arrives from 1985! In honour of his arrival from the past, I’m tuning it back to classic songs from the Back to the Future movies.

“POWER OF LOVE” by Huey Lewis & The News

TRIVIA: The song appears early in Back to the Future as Marty McFly skateboards to school. Later in the film, McFly and his band play a hard rock version of the song for a Battle of the Bands audition (at which a character played by Huey Lewis himself is judging, and tells Marty’s group that they are “just too darn loud”), and later when Marty returns to his neighborhood. In the sequel, Back to the Future Part II, the 2015 version of Marty attempts to play the song on his guitar just after being fired, but ends up playing it very poorly due to his damaged hand from his 1985 accident with a Rolls-Royce. Finally, it can be briefly heard playing in the car where Needles and his buddies are driving when Needles challenges Marty to the fate-determining car race near the end of Back to the Future Part III.

“BACK IN TIME” by Huey Lewis & The News

“MR. SANDMAN” by Pat Ballard (performed by The Four Aces)

“JOHNNY B. GOODE” by Chuck Berry (performed by Mark Campbell as Marty McFly)

And if you haven’t watched the movies in a while, here are the 3 trailers to remind you just how great these films are.

BACK TO THE FUTURE

BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II

BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III

See you in the future!!!

Wes Craven

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With the news of Wes Craven’s passing this week, I’ve decided to dedicate today’s TUNEBACK TUESDAY to him. He was one of my favourite directors and heavily influenced me growing up. I can still remember the day I was first introduced to the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series. I was 8 years old and it was a rainy day with not much to do. My Mother suggested I rent a movie so I walked over to the nearby Drug Store (during the brief time they rented movies) where my Grandmother worked. It was there that I spotted “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4”. I watched both movies that afternoon and was instantly hooked. Although Wes Craven didn’t direct either film (he was involved with part 3, however), it was his creation, Freddy Krueger, that had a lasting impression on me and turned me into a Wes Craven fan.

Here is a selection of movie trailers of his films (and a couple music videos) to honour the master of horror.

“A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET” (1984)

Featured Song: PROLOGUE/MAIN TITLE (by Charles Bernstein)


“A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS” (1987)

Featured Song: DREAM WARRIORS (by Dokken)


“THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW” (1988)


“THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS” (1991)


“WES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE” (1994)


“SCREAM” (1996)

Featured Song: RED RIGHT HAND (by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

Thank you for the nightmares, Wes. Rest in peace.