'Pineapple Express' Theme Proves Heart of Rock n Roll Still Beating

March 3, 2008

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One more reason Pineapple Express is probably going to be amazing: the Huey Lewis-manufactured theme song, which director David Gordon Green describes as "like that 'other' Back to the Future Huey Lewis song. Not 'Power of Love' but 'Back in Time'." By request, it describes the plot, says the title as many times as possible, and is loaded with alto sax.

Green recited the chorus:

We got trouble, we got to get out of here. I've got you, you've got me. We are as high as we can be. That's all right. How did we get into this mess? Pineapple Express!

It's so perfectly, spectacularly stupid that it hurts my head.

Hear Huey Lewis' Theme Song in Pineapple Express [Movieweb]

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