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Encyclopedia > Back to the Future Soundtrack
Back to the Future soundtrack
Soundtrack by Assorted artists
Released May 1985
(CD - October 25, 1990)
Genre Soundtrack
Label MCA

The soundtrack to the hit 1985 film Back to the Future, the Back to the Future Soundtrack was released in May 1985 under MCA. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ...

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Omissions

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"Johnny B. Goode"

The musical material ostensibly performed by the characters Marty McFly, Marvin Berry and the Starlighters in the film, was recorded by Harry Waters, Jr. as 'Marvin Berry' and Mark Campbell as 'Marty McFly', and the guitar solo by Tim May. (Campbell and May received a "Special Thanks" acknowledgment in the film's end credits, with the recording credit going to the fictional characters.) Berry's group also plays the song "Night Train", first recorded by Jimmy Forrest in 1951.[1] Martin Seamus Marty McFly is a fictional character, the lead character in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actor Michael J. Fox in the three films and voiced by David Kaufman in the animated series. ... Harry Waters is the son of Pink Floyds bass player and lyricist Roger Waters. ... Jimmy Forrest (January 24, 1920 - August 26, 1980) was a jazz musician who played tenor saxophone throughout his career. ...


Miscellaneous

The film's musical score was by Alan Silvestri, who later wrote music for Forrest Gump and numerous other films, many of them directed by Robert Zemeckis. The memorable themes in his "Back to the Future Suite" have since been heard in the film's sequels (also scored by Silvestri), in Back to the Future: The Ride, and as ambient music at the Universal Studios theme parks. The upbeat soundtrack, featuring two new songs by Huey Lewis & The News, also contributed to the film's popularity. "The Power of Love" became the band's first song to hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for an Academy Award. Huey Lewis portrayed the high-school band audition judge that rejects Michael J. Fox's band, The Pinheads, as they perform "The Power of Love". Alan Silvestri (b. ... Forrest Gump is an Academy Award winning 1994 film based on a novel by Winston Groom, and the name of the title character of both. ... Robert Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an Academy Award-winning American movie director, producer and writer. ... Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the major American film studios that has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los Angeles... Huey Lewis & the News is a Grammy winning and Academy Award nominated US rock band based in San Francisco, California. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Huey Lewis (born Hugh Anthony Cregg, III on July 5, 1950) is an American musician and occasional actor. ... For other persons named Michael Fox, see Michael Fox (disambiguation). ...

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Track listing

  1. "The Power of Love" - Huey Lewis & the News
  2. "Time Bomb Town" - Lindsey Buckingham
  3. "Back to the Future" - The Outatime Orchestra
  4. "Heaven Is One Step Away" - Eric Clapton
  5. "Back in Time" - Huey Lewis & the News
  6. "Back to the Future Overture" - The Outatime Orchestra
  7. "The Wallflower (Dance with Me Henry)" - Etta James
  8. "Night Train" - The Starlighters
  9. "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)" - The Starlighters
  10. "Johnny B. Goode" - The Starlighters

The Power of Love is the title of a 1985 single by Huey Lewis & the News written for and featured in the film Back to the Future. ... Lindsey Buckingham (born October 3, 1949) is an American guitarist and singer for the musical group Fleetwood Mac. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century,[1] garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles, California) is an American Blues, R&B and Gospel singer. ... Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) was an American pop song, originally released by The Penguins in 1954, as the B-side to Hey Señorita. It quickly outstripped the A-side in popularity and reached #8 on the Billboard chart. ... Johnny B. Goode is a song by Chuck Berry. ...

References

  1. ^ Dahl, Bill. Song Review: Night Train - Jimmy Forrest. AllMusicGuide. All Media Guide, LLC.. Retrieved on 2006-12-17.

 
 

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