The de facto theme song of one of the most influential films of my childhood.
I think every member of the VHS generation has that one video that they watched over and over. For my sister, it was Forrest Gump (yes, I could probably recite the entire film from memory, thanks, Sis!). For me, though, it was Zemeckis’s 1985 masterpiece, Back To The Future with Huey Lewis’s synthesizer-charged soundtrack that defined my idea of what rock and roll should be!
More 80s cheese, please.
If that R&B groove of Daryl Hall and John Oates doesn’t make you want to VHS and make out, I don’t know what would.
Bonus, the “definitive” music video version:
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called “life”….
Every lyric reads like an instruction manual. Dig it deep, you hoopy froods!
Is it a snarky song of misplaced optimism or is it a darkly satirical song about impending nuclear war? Is the subject really optimistic about his post-collegiate future or is it just sarcastic angst regarding his lack of clear direction?
1983: One of the single best years in music history!
So. Many. Awesome. Tracks. One. Thrilling. Album. Thriller was a tour de force on the pop charts in 1983, smashing every record and selling over 66 million copies! In addition to being an unstoppable one-man hits machine, Michael Jackson knew how to make amazing music videos–he teamed up with some of the brightest minds in cinema (Landis, Coppola, Scorsese) to create not just music videos, but complete short-subject (and sometimes feature-length) films that centered around his tracks.
If you see a painted sign at the side of the road that says “15 miles to the….”
Everyone loves this track, and no one ever does it correctly. My goal is to fix that. Who’s in?
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The 8-Bit Guy soundtrack is a great collection of electronic tracks in various styles from both amateur and seasoned professional composers! In this video, I’ll go over my first impressions and review a few of my favorite tracks.
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