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Back To The Future - Mr. Sandman
When Marty goes to 1955, "Mr. Sandman" was playing. That song wasn't released until 1958, OOPS!
This not a Slip-up. Mr. Sandman was written and recorded in 1954.
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rupturedspleen on 12-13-1999
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Mr. Sandman - closing credits
Mr. Sandman - closing credits
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mball68 writes:
Your mistaken on your dates. The song Mr. Sandman was released in 1954 by "The Chordettes". You can find this information at www.fiftiesweb.com.
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Roland writes:
Mr. Sandman was published by Cadence records in 1954 was #1 with 1 million copies sold and was #1 for 7 consecutive weeks.
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stingr22 writes:
Mr. Sandman, as recorded by the Four Aces (the version used in the movie), debuted on the charts in January of 1955. This is according to Cash Box magazine and Top40db.net. Since the 1955 scenes took place in November of 1955, it wouldn't be too uncommon to hear it being played at a record store.
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redsox02 writes:
It doesn't matter when the song was written, because it is very obvious that it is just playing as background music, just like "power of love" in the begining of the movie
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Chordettes fan writes:
For the record store scene, showing the Chordettes sign in the window. It is a slip up. The movie was set in 1955 and the poster shows Nancy on the right side of the group photo and she did not join the group until 1958.
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Immortality writes:
WHO CARES what year the song was released. If it fits the setting and the mood and adds to atmosphere what the director wanted then I think he should use the song and not worry about the release date of the song.
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porkyalex writes:
it wasent playing in the town, it was a song that they added in later after recording
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jaeffe writes:
No, I just meant that Power of Love fit the 1985 time period when it was being played in the movie. That version of Mr. Sandman wasn't released when it was being played in the 1955 part of the movie. Understand what I'm trying to say?
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Tommo writes:
What are you on about, jaeffe? "At least Power of Love fit the 80's time period." the scene of the movie in question was set in the 50's and Mr. Sandman was released in the 50's, so your saying that because the movie was filmed in the 80's, that the 1955 scene and the song Mr. Sandman are not from the same decade?!?!
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jaeffe writes:
I thought it was coming out of a record shop, instead of just being background music. At least Power of Love fit the 80's time period.
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