Back to the Future
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Best Movie Soundtracks - 1980s
5. Back to the Future
As well as the classic 80s sound of Huey Lewis and the News, and Michael J Fox astonishing a room of 50s teenagers with 'Johnny B. Goode', Robert Zemeckis' time-travel adventure also featured a grand, epic score from Alan Silvestri. Zemeckis advised Silvestri to write a particularly grand score, despite the film's small scale, to impress producer Steven Spielberg, who wasn't taken with Silvestri's previous effort for Zemeckis on Romancing the Stone. As if impressing Spielberg wasn't pressure enough, Silvestri didn't begin recording the score until two weeks before the film's first preview. Great Scott!