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Huey Lewis And The News

Huey Lewis & the News were a bar band that made good. With their simple, straightforward rock & roll, the San Francisco-based group became one of America's most popular pop/rock bands of the mid-'80s. Inspired equally by British pub rock and '60s R&B and rock & roll, the News had a driving, party-hearty spirit that made songs like "Workin' for a Livin'," "I Want a New Drug," "The Heart of Rock & Roll," "Hip to Be Square," and "The Power of Love" yuppie anthems. At its core, the group was a working band, and the bandmembers knew how to target their audience, writing odes to nine-to-five jobs and sports. As the decade progressed, Huey Lewis & the News smoothed out their sound to appeal to the aging baby boomers who adopted them, but by the beginning of the '90s, the appeal of their formula had decreased. Nevertheless, the group remained a popular concert attraction, and continued to have radio hits on adult contemporary stations.

The roots of Huey Lewis & the News lay in Clover, an early-'70s country-rock band from San Francisco that featured Lewis (vocals, harmonica) and keyboardist Sean Hopper. Clover moved to England in 1976 upon the urging of Nick Lowe, who believed they could fit into the U.K.'s pub rock scene. In a short time, the group cultivated a small following. Lowe produced the group's first single, "Chicken Funk," which featured lead vocals by Lewis and, the following year, the band, minus Lewis, supported Elvis Costello on his debut album, My Aim Is True. Polygram released two Clover albums that failed to find an audience, and when their leader, John McFee, left the group to join the Doobie Brothers, the band broke up and returned to California. Before returning to the States, Lewis played harmonica on Lowe's Labour of Lust and Dave Edmunds' Repeat When Necessary, which also featured Lewis' song "Bad Is Bad."

Upon their return to America, Lewis and Hopper began jamming at a Marin County bar called Uncle Charlie's, which is where they formed American Express with Mario Cipollina (bass), Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar), and Bill Gibson (drums), who had all played in Soundhole, one of Van Morrison's backing bands in the late '70s. American Express recorded a disco version of "Theme from Exodus," calling it "Exodisco." Mercury released the single, which was ignored. In 1980, the group added lead guitarist Chris Hayes and was offered a contract by Chrysalis, who requested that the band change its name. The members chose Huey Lewis & the News and the band's eponymous debut was released later that year to little attention.

Picture This, the group's second album, was released early in 1982 and the record became a hit on the strength of the Top Ten single "Do You Believe in Love," which was written by former Clover producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange. A couple other minor hits, "Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do" and "Workin' for a Livin'" followed, and the band began building a strong following by touring heavily. Sports, the group's third album, was released in the fall of 1983 and it slowly became a multi-platinum success, thanks to touring and a series of clever, funny videos that received heavy MTV airplay. "Heart and Soul" (number eight, 1983), "I Want a New Drug" (number six, 1984), "The Heart of Rock & Roll" (number six, 1984), and "If This Is It" (number six, 1984) all became Top Ten hits, and Sports climbed to number one in 1984; it would eventually sell over seven million copies. Late in 1984, Lewis sued Ray Parker, Jr., claiming that his song "Ghostbusters" plagiarized "I Want a New Drug." The suit was settled out of court. The News had their first number one single in 1985 with "The Power of Love," taken from the soundtrack to Back to the Future.

The band returned with its fourth album, Fore!, in 1986. The record sailed to number one on the strength of five Top Ten singles: "Stuck with You" (number one, 1986), "Hip to Be Square" (number three, 1986), "Jacob's Ladder" (number one, 1987), "I Know What I Like" (number nine, 1987), and "Doing It All for My Baby" (number six, 1987). Huey Lewis & the News were riding high on the charts when they decided to expand their musical reach with 1988's Small World, dipping tentatively into various American roots musics. While the record produced the Top Ten hit "Perfect World," it was a commercial disappointment after two chart-topping, multi-platinum albums, stalling at number 11 on the charts and only going platinum.

The News took three years to follow up Small World with Hard at Play, which was released on their new label, EMI. Hard at Play failed to break the Top 20 and only produced one hit, "Couple Days Off." With its commercial heyday clearly passed, the group took the remainder of the '90s rather easy, touring sporadically and releasing the covers album Four Chords & Several Years Ago in 1994. The band's first release for Elektra Records, the album generated one adult contemporary radio hit, "But It's Alright," and failed to go gold. It would be over six years before the next album appeared, Plan B, which was released by Silvertone Records in 2001. A Stax Records/Memphis soul tribute album, Soulsville, appeared nine years later in 2010; it debuted at 121 on the Billboard charts. As the group prepped an album of original material, they decided to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sports! in 2013, releasing a deluxe double-disc edition of the album and supporting the reissue with a tour and a sizeable press campaign. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Track List: Soulsville

1. Don't Fight It

2. Got To Get You Off My Mind

3. Free

4. Respect Yourself

5. Cry To Me

6. Just One More Day

7. Never Found A Girl

8. Soulsville

9. Little Sally Walker

10. I Want To (Do Everything For You)

11. Just The One (I've Been Looking For)

12. Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You

13. Never Like This Before

14. Grab This Thing

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Track List: Live At 25

1. The Heart Of Rock And Roll (Live)

2. So Little Kindness (Live)

3. Thank You #19 (Live)

4. I Want A New Drug / Small World (Live)

5. If This Is It (Live)

6. Power Of Love (Live)

7. Do You Believe In Love (Live)

8. Some Of My Lies Are True (Sooner Or Later) (Live)

9. It's All Right (Live)

10. Bad Is Bad (Live)

11. Heart And Soul (Live)

12. But It's Alright (Live)

13. (Too) Hip To Be Square (Live)

14. We're Not Here For A Long Time (We're Here For A Good Time) (Live)

15. Back In Time (Live)

16. Doing It All For My Baby (Live)

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Track List: This Is It / The Collection

1. The Heart Of Rock & Roll

2. Bad Is Bad

3. The Power Of Love

4. Is It Me

6. Slammin'

7. If This Is It

8. Walking With The Kid

9. World To Me

10. Change Of Heart

11. Whole Lotta Lovin'

12. Naturally

13. Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do

14. Workin' For A Livin'

15. The Only One

16. Stuck With You

17. Trouble In Paradise

18. You Crack Me Up

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Track List: Hard At Play

1. Build Me Up

2. It Hit Me Like A Hammer

3. Attitude

4. He Don't Know

5. Couple Days Off

6. That's Not Me

7. We Should Be Making Love

8. Best of Me

9. Do You Love Me, Or What?

10. Don't Look Back

11. Time Ain't Money

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Track List: Fore!

1. Jacobs Ladder

2. Stuck With You

3. Whole Lotta Lovin'

4. Doing It All For My Baby

5. Hip To Be Square

6. I Know What I Like

7. I Never Walk Alone

8. Forest For The Trees

9. Naturally

10. Simple As That

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Track List: Sports (Expanded Edition)

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Track List: Picture This

1. Change Of Heart

2. Tell Me A Little Lie

3. Giving It All Up For Love

4. Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do

5. Workin For A Livin

6. Do You Believe In Love

7. Is It Me

8. Whatever Happened To True Love

9. The Only One

10. Buzz Buzz Buzz

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Track List: Sports

3. Bad Is Bad

5. Walking On A Thin Line

6. Finally Found A Home

8. You Crack Me Up

9. Honky Tonk Blues

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What a amazing band! Pure talent and musicians . feel good music love it!
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When times were great not like today
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always puts me in a good mood , so fun!
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yodaman3088
Reminds me of back to the future
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Great band! Loving my 80's
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Love this band.. Seen them Live 4 times and just recently with Buffett!
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My all time number one band. The soul of my youth is rooted in this band's music.
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stazja01
These guys tour all the time and they are amazing. If you see they're playing near you go see them. You will not regret it. Saw them in Bethlehem PA this year and they were mindblowingl y talented.
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I Like this song it really brings my twentys back wow nice ...thanks
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Saw them this last Friday at Mandalay Bay it was so much fun great show!!!
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back to the future baby !!!! Michael J Fox on the skateboard hanging off the back of the truck....
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Saw them live Friday night...just as rockin' as always!
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bjoyful
Me names is huey
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Good song Do you believe in love.Huey Lewis one my favorite Rock bands
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Absolutely
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I'm doing it all for my baby too all the way Mimi Mike
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carmensierra 1 9 6 9
The start HAD back to futere music.
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I believe in love take my tru love with you my love too mimi
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tjarrell15
Huey's earlier work was a bit too new wave for me but when Sports came out...
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I really like
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Love this band. I worked for Calpine Corporation and as bonus for getting the power plant built ahead of schedule. The President of the company organized a private outdoor concert for us with Huey Lewis and the News. He is a very humble kind person! :)
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flashback to the past
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flash back
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christina.bl a c k . 1 2
Going to see Huey Tonight!!!!
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❤❤❤❤❤
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Huey!!!! SF's best ever.
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Saw these guys about 2 yrs ago. One of the best/tightes t bands you'll ever see live!!
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rwmediaworks
I love your music❤️
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Great concert by Huey Lewis and the News last night in Puerto Rico!!!!
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wendysncf
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Love the Sports Album. They are a great fun band to see in concert.. Look fwd to seeing them with Jimmy Buffett this spring!
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cynthia.more n o 7 9
:)
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alabastervil l i s 0
great group, lots of talent, So much better than the c rap we get now a days
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floralovesca t s
This song is heavy!.. LOVE back in time!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! !
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Dang it the songs over. Guess I'm OUTTA TIME! Lolololololo l
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floralovesca t s
Great scott!!
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Loved them. Then. And still. Do


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I took my grandson to a Huey Lewis concert last summer in Elgin, Il. We had a blast. His first concert with Grandma, the best choice I ever made. Thanks Huey, you made our summer , your great.
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Awesome music form an awesome band. Cheers!
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Back to the Future!! One of the best movies in the world
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Great Scott Marty!!!
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Loved them since I was young and they still rocked when I saw them this summer! I still find Huey Lewis HOT and fire with his singing!
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That's the power of love
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mickeytheplu m b e r
It's ok
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Thei music still sounds good.
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reagun063
Heuy Lewis and the News. Now there is a cool band.
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Huey Lewis and the News rules..Loved this band growing up..
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I used to hang out at Uncle Charlie's in Paradise/Cor t e Madera and at the`Billiard s ` where they would rehearse down the street. I was lucky to see them in the early days! I gotta say I miss those days when you could see a concert for cheap (without breaking the bank!) its a sad state of affairs the music business is in today.
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I used to hang out at Uncle Charlie's in Paradise/Cor t e Madera and at the`Billiard s ` where they would rehearse down the street. I was lucky to see them in the early days!I gotta say I miss those days when you could see a concert for cheap (without breaking the bank!) its a sad state of affairs the music business is in today.
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