This weekend’s sojourn to the cinema will let you enjoy a delightful ’80s flashback, full of leg warmers, Aqua-Net and Olivia Newton-John songs. “Hot Tub Time Machine” stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke and Craig Robinson as four down on their luck guys who stumble back in time after a wild night in a hot tub apparently capable of temporal shifts. It’s a wacky premise with a hilarious cast and promises to provide anybody who loved “Better Off Dead” with a delightful neon-colored blast of nostalgia.
That sort of walk down memory lane requires the right soundtrack, which is why we’ve constructed a video playlist in honor of “Hot Tub Time Machine.” It works two ways, as you’ll get a number of great nuggets from the ’80s (including songs from Salt-N-Pepa, David Bowie, the Replacements and Spandau Ballet, all of whom are included on the movie’s official soundtrack) as well as a number of hits about skipping back through time. There’s Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time” (which is paired with Eddie Murphy’s ’80s dance hit “Party All the Time,” as Murphy stars in both videos), Muse’s “Time Is Running Out” and Green Day’s “Time of Your Life (Good Riddance).”
There’s also an ode to the titular bathroom fixture (Chumbawumba’s “Tubthumping”) just for good measure. But let’s kick it off nice and slow with some R. Kelly, who wished that he had a hot tub time machine in “If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time.”
Will you be checking out “Hot Tub Time Machine” this weekend? Let us know in the comments!