The lyrics are essentially a summary of the movie, with a fairly obvious title that scans better than "Back to the Future." The band also wrote and recorded "The Power of Love
" for the film, but that one has nothing to do with the movie itself. Lewis found it much easier writing "Back in Time." "You don't have to invest yourself in it," Lewis told People
about writing to the plot. "So that was a lot of fun, actually."
"The Power of Love," which stands on its own, was released ahead of the film and went to #1. "Back in Time" was issued as a single after the movie came out, but failed to chart on the Hot 100.