9:30 Coffee Break: Back to the Future II

A scene from 'Back to the Future II'
Thomas F. Wilson as Biff and Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in a scene from 'Back to the Future II' (1989). (via YouTube)

Today is Oct. 21, 2015: In the 1989 film, Back to the Future II, Oct. 21, 2015, is the date to which Marty McFly, Doc Emmet Brown and Marty's girlfriend, Jennifer Parker, travel so they can help the McFlys' future children. Naturally, the antics of Biff Tannen intervene to complicate matters.

In 1989, the year 2015 felt distant beyond reach, but director Robert Zemeckis and the rest of his team had fun attempting to imagine what life would be like in 2015. Now that we're actually here on Oct. 21, 2015, we can see there are some things the Back to the Future II team accurately predicted; other things … not so much.

Either way, it's a day to celebrate and to enjoy some good old-fashioned movie geekdom, and that's what's informing our Coffee Break theme.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention future, time travel or time? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Morrissey "In the Future When All's Well"
Irma Thomas "Time is on My Side"
Steve Miller Band "Fly Like an Eagle"
Jim Croce "Time in a Bottle"
Mike Doughty "Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future"
Huey Lewis and the News "Back in Time"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar to your workplace. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break.

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