[Musical Monday] Back to the Future

Last week, for the very first time – yes, you did read that right – I watched Back to the Future. Starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, Back to the Future is the first of three films that follow Marty and his friend, eccentric inventor Doc Brown, as they travel backwards, and forwards, in time.

If you’re familiar with Back to the Future then you’ll know that there is one foot-tapping song in particular that is associated with the film: Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’.

In Back to the Future Marty plays a very 1980s rock and roll version of the song at his parents’ school dance, Enchantment Under the Sea, in 1955. However, his version ends up being a little too early for the 1950s kids.

A brilliant, energetic song, I think it is the perfect choice to get rid of those Monday blues. Enjoy!

9 thoughts on “[Musical Monday] Back to the Future

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  1. (jaw on the floor and eyes wide open)!

    glad you finally saw it. Welcome to the future! πŸ™‚

    Man what an awesome soundtrack. The vid you put up was a funny scene, Everyone really seemed to dig it.

    Happy Monday.

    1. Hehe, I’ve had that reaction from quite a few people πŸ˜›

      I did guess what the plot was within the first 10 minutes but it was still very enjoyable.

  2. I’m sorry, but I always think of ‘Power of Love’ when I think of BTTF music. This was a good number too though. Thanks Claire.

  3. Great music series! I am starting to do something similar myself πŸ™‚

    Love your blog Claire!

  4. Love this song Claire!

    One of the many greats things about Back To The Future is the subtleties in its flawless script. One of those is the idea that Marty goes back to the 1950s and invents rock n roll when playing this song. It is a bit like Marty knocking down the pine tree and “Twin Pines Mall” becoming “Lone Pine Mall” on his return to the present.

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