Last night, Michael J. Fox's eponymous show debuted to some pretty good reviews. Kudos to MJ for his triumphant return, for helping change the stigma of Parkinson's, and for casting Marie from Breaking Bad. To commemorate this momentous TV occasion, this week's Five 'n' Five highlights some of MJ Fox's best moments -- all of them '80s moments, of course -- and pairs them with their often amazing '80s theme songs. Great Scott!
1. The Secret of my Success - "Oh Yeah" - Yello
The quintessential '80s NYC business movie that totally holds up. This film boasts an amazing soundtrack (Katrina and the Waves' "Walkin on the Sunshine," anyone?) led by this amazing '80s jam that I will officially be playing at every DJ gig from this moment forward.
Look out for: Helen Slater.
See also: The Legend of Billie Jean.
2. Back to the Future - "Power of Love" - Huey Lewis and the News
If you haven't seen this movie for ten years, now is the time to revisit it. Every one of the actors kills it (Crispin Glover?!?) and it continues to spawn "hidden meaning" videos like the one here. And you'll never look at Calvin Klein underwear the same again.
Look out for: Christopher Lloyd as performance art.
See also: Clue.
3. Family Ties - "At This Moment" - Billy Vera
My Family Ties memories are vague at best, but I clearly remember the debut of this song in the episode where Alex Keaton dances with "Ellen," played by his real life wife who he's still married to. I subsequently went on to play it on piano at a NYSSMA competition (NY kids, you get this).
Look out for: Justine Bateman's amazing '80s fashions.
See also: Satisfaction.
4. Bright Lights, Big City - "Good Love" - Prince
Yet another '80s NYC business movie in which Fox is semi-hopelessly miscast as Tom Cruise but kind of pulls it off anyway. Really incredible soundtrack on this one: Depeche Mode, New Order, Prince.
Look out for: MJ Fox doing lots of blow.
See also: Scarface.
5. Teen Wolf - "Hungry Like the Wolf" - Duran Duran
A cult classic with an insane premise that is apparently so irresistible that it will continue to be recycled into television shows until the end of time.
Look out for: school dance scene in which everyone is doing "The Wolf."
See also: Can't Buy Me Love.