We’ve never heard Wyld Stallyns songs OR HAVE WE????

The year is 2688. The band Wyld Stallyns music has helped form a Utopian society the likes of which we can only dream about. But what does the band sound like? We have never actually heard the studio tracks of such an important band within the film franchise. OR HAVE WE?

I seek to present to you the reader that the song ‘In Time’ by Robbi Robb represents Wyld Stallyns music within the Bill & Ted franchise universe.
A mammoth undertaking I know so I’ll do my best to break this one down….

(Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure 1989)

Lets look at the scene in which our heroes arrive in the future. The scene only lasts around 3 minutes but in my opinion it is one of the most pivotal to the franchise timeline.
We’ve been informed that the music of Wyld Stallyns is the basis for a whole society. That their music brought about peace. It aligned the planets and fostered contact from other worlds – so it would make sense that thematically the song playing during the scene would somehow encapsulate that premise.
With this in mind – lets assume by this stage (700 years into the future) that the inhabitants of this society would be listening to the band in most locations and it would affect them in daily aspects of their lives. Considering they based an entire way of life around the band we would assume that they would listen to them in the council chamber – the very same council who charged Rufus with his noble task of travelling back in time to save their way of life.


I feel the pairs reaction upon arrival in the future is a sly wink by the creators to bolster this theory. The boys exit the booth and comment :
“They sure do play outstanding music”
“Most outstanding”
My understanding of this scene is that the song is presented to us (the viewer) as the music of Wyld Stallyns. I always took it as an unspoken nod, or maybe because they insinuated that the track was somehow important. I feel this idea is never clearly stated but very much implied. A song perhaps influenced by the events of the 2 films? Or perhaps influencing themselves in some sort of causality loop (which I’ll mention later).  Either way, the themes represented in the song speak of hope, the passage of time and celebration. I believe it sums that very Utopian future:

“No fear, no loss, no tears
The time is almost here
Our dreams will all come true, I promise you
Cause I can see for miles and miles

In time we’ll be dancing in the streets all night
All night, all night
In time, yes, everything will be all right
All right, all right
It’ll take time but we’re going far
You and me, yes I know we are
In time we’ll be dancing in the streets all night

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
In time we’ll be dancing in the streets all night
All night

One heart, one soul, one mind
Our eyes will not be blind
We’ll see this rain come down without this sound
We can all, we can all break free”

Given that the events of the soon-to-be-made B&T3 may negate this theory I’m throwing my hat into the ring with some drastic doubling down :
I furthermore postulate that their world-unifying song (that Rufus states the band writes) is presented to the audience as ‘God gave rock and roll to you’ performed by Kiss. (The spinning newspaper montage in the credits of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey illustrates the bands potential future after the films events and their subsequent rise to fame : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7VZv60L3bw


Whilst I’m picking apart the film – it’s also worth commenting on the questions raised by the causality loops that the franchise presents (one specific instance in Excellent Adventure is that Rufus never tells the duo his name. They overhear it from their future selves. At some point this information should have been introduced into the loop for it to be given to our timeline’s duo. The physics of the franchise time travel laws might support this lack of vital information so we’ll let it slide, for now)
It’s also worth noting that the 2 films exist as part of a larger causality loop in which Rufus‘ intervention was inevitable. We see this when the future council send him back – telling him – “its time” as if this was part of a larger plan.

(You can read further on the temporal anomalies of Bill & Ted here : http://www.mjyoung.net/time/bill.html)
(You can read about the symmetry of Bill and Ted here : https://dejareviewer.com/2014/09/02/cinematic-chiasmus-bill-and-teds-symmetrical-adventure/
Robbie Robb feat. Marcus Wright ‘In Time’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upWj-RrKnIQ

This article has been referenced in a splendid piece over at Ranker.com ! You can find it here : https://www.ranker.com/list/fictional-metal-bands-more-metal-than-real-bands/orrin-grey

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So that’s my thoughts and theories. Do they stand up? I managed to track Robbi Robb down for comment but at the time of writing he was unable to shed anymore light on the theory. What do you think? Let us know below!



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