How were you first approached about Back to the Future?
Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg and Bob Gale, who produced, directed and wrote the film respectively, asked for a meeting. We went to Amblin Entertainment in Los Angles. They said, “Look, we’ve written this film, and the lead character is this teenager, Marty McFly. His favorite band would be Huey Lewis and the News. Would you like to write a song?” I said, “I’m flattered, but I’ve never written for a film. We’ll send you the next thing we write.” That was “Power of Love.” I didn’t think it would work since there was no love interest in the film, but clearly they used it pretty well.
Huey Lewis sat down with us to talk about the landmark album Sports, as well as American Psycho, Back to the Future, “We Are the World” and many other things.