"Back in Time"
Song by Huey Lewis and the News
from the album Back to the Future: Music From the Motion Picture Soundtrack
ReleasedJuly 20, 1985
RecordedOctober 22, 1984
GenrePop rock

"Back in Time" is a song by Huey Lewis and the News written for the 1985 film Back to the Future.[1] The song is heard near the end of the film when Marty McFly wakes up in his own bed, after returning from 1955, to the song playing on the radio. It is also played during the closing credits. In contrast to the band's number-one hit from the movie, "The Power of Love", the lyrics for "Back in Time" specifically refer to the story and characters of the film.[1] The song was later covered for the title sequence of the Back to the Future animated series, and appears in Back to the Future: The Game. This cover version of the track appears, as part of the animated series opening, in the sixth episode of the third series of multiple Emmy Award winning dystopian drama series Mr. Robot.

Although not released as a commercially available single, the song, mixed by Bob Clearmountain, reached number three in September 1985 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart.[2] The video for the song contains bloopers and "never-before-seen" clips from the band's other hit videos, including "I Want a New Drug", "If This Is It", "Heart of Rock & Roll", and "Heart and Soul".[citation needed] It can also be heard in the critically lauded DC Comics film Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, when the titular Titans travel back in time to alter the origin timelines for other famous DC heroes. It also used in the The Flash episode "What's Past Is Prologue" as the characters start to travel in time.


  1. ^ a b "Huey Lewis on 30 Years of 'Sports': 'Our 15 Minutes Were a Real 15 Minutes'". Rolling Stone. May 17, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Rock Music: Top Mainstream Rock Songs Chart - Billboard".