Huey Lewis Performs The Title Track For ‘Pineapple Express’

2 07 2008

Ever since I saw Back to the Future (my all-time favorite movie), I’ve been in love with Huey Lewis & The News. Every time I hear “The Power of Love,” it takes me back to 1985. Two years before I was born. That’s how awesome that song is. And then there was the axe-wielding Christian Bale, dancing to “Hip to be Square” before smashing the axe into Jared Leto’s face in American Psycho.

Huey Lewis is pretty much a staple in 80s popular culture, for me at least. Now, it seems as though he and the News could be making a triumphant return in 2008. The Myspace page for Pineapple Express is currently hosting the title track to the film, which is performed by Huey Lewis & The FREAKIN’ News, along with the rest of the film’s soundtrack.

Now, I’m not the biggest fan of stoner movies, but I’ve had a soft spot for Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Judd Apatow ever since Freaks & Geeks, so I think that combining them with Huey Lewis & The News should make for, at the very least, an exciting opening opening title sequence and/or car chase. I’m staying optimistic about the film as a whole. After all, I’ve loved everything they’ve put out so far. From The 40-Year-Old Virgin to Superbad. My fingers are crossed.