Tag Archives: Huey Lewis and the News

Remember That Song: 2/15/23

Can you name the artist and song:

Watching girls go passing by
It ain’t the latest thing
I’m just standing in a doorway
I’m just trying to make some sense

Huey-lewis-and-the-news-the-power-of-love-chysalis-US-German-coverLast Song: “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News from Back to the Future: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985)

Great job Craig (@cdennis0130), Nick (@churchychurch14), Adora (@Adora2000), and Grumpy Scottish Man Blog (@BruceHosie)!!!

First time you feel it, it might make you sad
Next time you feel it, it might make you mad

Remember That Song: 12/5/22

Can you name the artist and song:

We are young but getting old before our time
We’ll leave the TV and the radio behind
Don’t you wonder what we’ll find

Hueylhtbs5510406786331740Last Song: “Hip to Be Square” by Huey Lewis and the News from the album Fore! (1986)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

I like my bands in business suits
I watch them on TV
I’m working out most every day
And watchin’ what I eat

Remember That Song: 9/30/22

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Can you name the artist and song:

You know darn well
When you cast your spell you will get your way
When you hypnotize with your eyes
A heart of stone can turn to clay

Stuck_With_You_SingleLast Song: “Stuck with You” by Huey Lewis and The News from Fore! (1986)

We are bound by all the rest
Like the same phone number
All the same friends
And the same address

Return to the ’80s On This Day – September 15, 1983: Huey Lewis and the News Release Sports

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On September 15, 1983 – Huey Lewis and the News Released the Sports Album.

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Remember That Song – 3/18/22

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Can you name the artist and song:

One day you feel quite stable
The next you’re coming off the wall
But I think that you should warn me
If you start heading for a fall

Last song: “Jacob’s Ladder” by Huey Lewis and The News from Fore! (1987)

Great job Erwin (@erwin_greenn) and David (@daviddwwalker)!!!

Coming over the airwaves
The man says I’m overdue
Sing along, send some money
Join the chosen few

Remember That Song – 9/17/21

Can you name the artist and song:
You run for cover so discreet, why don’t they
Do what they say, say what you mean

Last Song: “Doing It All For My Baby” by Huey Lewis and the News from Fore! (1987)

Great job Adora (@Adora2000)!!!

I do my best to give her love that lasts forever
It seems like everything I do I’m doing better

If you’d like to get the song from Amazon, you can click on the album cover below:

Remember That Song – 3/11/21

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Can you name the artist and song:

I know you come a long way, baby
But you don’t need that heart of stone, no
You proved that you could do it, do it, baby
You could make it on your own

Last Song: “The Heart of Rock and Roll” by Huey Lewis and The News from Sports (1985)

Great job Craig (@cdennis0130) and NB Timberwolves (@TimberwolvesRFC)!!!

LA, Hollywood, and the Sunset Strip
Is something everyone should see

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Remember That Song – 2/9/21

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Can you name the artist and song:

When I see you in the morning
With that old sleep still in your eyes
I remember all the laughter
And the tears we shared last night

Last Song: “I Want A New Drug” by Huey Lewis & The News from Sports (1984)

Great job sweetpurplejune, Adora (@Adora2000), Jim (@imjlkr), and Craig (@cdennis0130)!!!

One that won’t go away
One that won’t keep me up all night
One that won’t make me sleep all day

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20 Album Challenge – Day 15

The 20 Day Album challenge continues. Today’s pick is Sports by Huey Lewis and the News.


In my early teen years, I had a very limited collection of albums/tapes. Sports was one of the few that I owned, and I loved it. Not long after I got cable and was pretty much glued to MTV, “Heart and Soul” was released. I thought the song and the video was great, and different from a lot of the other music that was playing. It was followed by “I Want a New Drug”, then “The Heart of Rock & Roll”. I’m thinking I got this at Easter time in 1984, which was the end of my junior high school years. Of course the hits were great. But, they did get overplayed. However, my three favorite songs on the album were not big hits,and they were all on the second side of the tape. They were “Walking on a Thin Line”, “Finally Found a Home”, and “You Crack Me Up”.

Now that decades have passed, I am loving the big hits from that album again. While I am talking about Huey Lewis and the News, I need to mention that they have just released a brand new album, Weather. It is their first studio album of original material in 19 years, and it is incredible! They sound just as good as they do on Sports, and every single song is awesome. I highly recommend you checking this out.

If you want to Return to the ’80s, check out Sports on Spotify:

Then check out their brand new album, Weather:

And if you’d like to get the albums from Amazon, you can click on the album covers below:

Top 40 Songs This Week – November 8, 1986: Songs 20-11

dj-casey-kasem-1987-10-17-american-top-40-80s-165Welcome back as we continue this week’s Top 40 countdown! If you missed the previous songs, you can go back and check out Songs 40-31 and
Songs 30-21. A lot of times, this is the part of the countdown I love because there are great songs that may not have landed in the Top 10, which means that they don’t get much airplay on the ’80s radio stations and shows. This countdown does not disappoint.
If you’d like to listen to the song, you can click on the song title to get the YouTube video and click on the album cover to get the song on Amazon.
Now, let’s Return to the week ending November 8, 1986, and continue the countdown!

20. “I Am By Your Side” by Corey Hart

Wow, Corey Hart had another song besides “Sunglasses at Night” and “Never Surrender“?! You would never know it, but he actually had nine Top 40 hits in the U.S. This one, off of his Fields of Fire album, would peak at #18.




19. “When I Think of You” by Janet Jackson

This was the third single released from the iconic Control album, and was the first #1 song for Janet (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty). It made her and her brother Michael Jackson the first, and so far only, siblings to both have solo number-one hits on the Hot 100. At the time she was 20 years old, making Janet the youngest artist since Stevie Wonder to top the Billboard Hot 100.



18. “The Way It Is” by Bruce Hornsby & The Range

Climbing up from #27 to #18, this Bruce Hornsby & The Range tune would go on to be a #1 hit. This was the second single released from their debut album, The Way It Is. I was never a fan of this song, but some things will never change. That’s just the way it is.



17. “All Cried Out” by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force

This ballad would be Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force’s first Top 10 hit, peaking at #8. They would later top the charts with “Head to Toe” and “Lost in Emotion“. We may not have heard the last of Lisa Lisa. In June of 2019 Lisa Lisa signed with Snoop Dogg’s Army, part of the Snoop Dogg Entertainment Company.



16. “Emotion in Motion” by Ric Ocasek

Great ballad by the recently deceased Ric Ocasek. This was the only solo hit by The Cars frontman. The song jumped from #22 to #16 this week, and would top out at #15. After the Cars released their Greatest Hits album in 1985, the group split up to pursue solo careers. Just as Ocasek had this one Top 40 hit, singer/bassist Benjamin Orr did the same with “Stay the Night“.



15. “Hip to be Square” by Huey Lewis & The News

Huey Lewis & The News did not rest on their laurels after their Sports album. They followed that classic album with another great one – Fore!. This was the second song released from that album, and would top out at #3. Fun fact: the song features Pro Football Hall of Famers and then-San Francisco 49ers Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott singing backup vocals.



14. “Love Will Conquer All” by Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie has so many smash hits that some get lost in the mix. This is one of them. I totally forgot about this one. It was a Top 10 hit, topping out at #9 on the Hot 100. It would also be Richie’s tenth number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.




13. “I’ll Be Over You” by Toto

Great ballad by Toto with legendary guitarist Steve Lukather on lead vocals along with guest vocalist Michael McDonald. Lukather recently published a book called The Gospel According to Luke which I would love to check out.




12. “The Next Time I Fall” by Peter Cetera & Amy Grant

Former Chicago bassist/singer Peter Cetera followed up his smash hit “The Glory of Love” with this awesome duet with Amy Grant. It was also a success, becoming another #1 hit. Bobby Caldwell and Paul Gordon wrote the song for Peter Cetera to sing, and did not know, at the time, that he was leaving the band Chicago. According to Caldwell, “We did indeed write the song for Chicago and their lead vocalist Peter Cetera. We had his voice in mind, but Paul and I were unaware that he was leaving Chicago at that time, and when we heard the news our hopes were dashed. However, a short time later, I got a call at home from Cetera himself who stumbled upon our demo cassette tape of the song in producer/arranger David Foster’s office. He loved the tune and wanted to record it as a duet. It was simply meant to be—the song landed with the singer we wanted.” This song would bring Contemporary Christian music artist Amy Grant to the mainstream.


11. “Sweet Love” by Anita Baker

This song was Anita Baker’s first big hit single, peaking at number two on the US Billboard R&B chart, number three on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100. This song won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song at the 29th Annual Grammy Awards.



That wraps things up for today. As the numbers get smaller, the hits get bigger! So, come back tomorrow, and see what the Top 10 hits of the week are from this week in 1986.