In 1985 “The Power Of Love” gives Huey Lewis and the News first Hot 100 No.1

Much of the song’s popularity came from it’s use on the “Back To The Future” movie

In 1985 “The Power Of Love” gives Huey Lewis and the News first Hot 100 No.1

The iconic song “Power Of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News was written by Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes and Johnny Colla for the popular blockbuster 1985 movie “Back To The Future” featuring Michael J.Fox and Christopher Lloyd. It was released as a single in June 1985 backed with “Bad is Bad”, giving Huey Lewis and the News their first number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on August 23, 1985. A lot of the success and popularity of the song came from it’s use in the “Back To The Future” movie, where for several times is played on pivotal scenes, when Marty McFly skateboards to school, 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. The song continued to be used in the “Back To The Future” movies, first in “Back To The Future II” from 1989 where 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, and also 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”. The music video shows the band playing in a nightclub with Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) showing up in his DeLorean, apparently after time-traveling.


Look back at the 1985 music video “The Power Of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News



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