Fore!

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Fore!
Studio album by Huey Lewis and the News
Released August 20, 1986
Recorded Studio D Recording, Sausalito, CA
Genre Rock
Length 41:40
Label Chrysalis
Producer Huey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News chronology
Sports
(1983)
Fore!
(1986)
Small World
(1988)
Singles from Fore!
  1. "Stuck with You"
    Released: August 31, 1986
  2. "Hip to Be Square"
    Released: October 6, 1986
  3. "Jacob's Ladder"
    Released: January 5, 1987
  4. "I Know What I Like"
    Released: March 23, 1987
  5. "Simple as That"
    Released: 1987 (UK only)
  6. "Doing It All for My Baby"
    Released: June 29, 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[2]

Fore! is the fourth album by American rock band Huey Lewis and the News, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). The album hit number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and contained five top-ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, including the number-one hits: "Stuck with You" and "Jacob's Ladder."

Album cover[edit]

The wall that Lewis and the members of the band stand against on the album's cover is a wall from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California. Band members Bill Gibson, Sean Hopper and Mario Cipollina went to this school together.

The album cover for Fore! is seen in the movie, American Psycho, starring Christian Bale. Bale's character, Patrick Bateman, goes on to have a nearly one-minute discussion regarding the band and how "Hip to Be Square" espouses "the pleasures of conformity." He incorrectly states that the album came out in 1987 when, in actuality, it came out in August 1986.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jacob's Ladder" (Bruce Hornsby, John Hornsby) – 3:33
  2. "Stuck with You" (Hayes, Lewis) – 4:29
  3. "Whole Lotta Lovin'" (Colla, Lewis) – 3:30
  4. "Doing It All for My Baby" (Cody, Duke) – 3:39
  5. "Hip to Be Square" (Gibson, Hopper, Lewis) – 4:05
  6. "I Know What I Like" (Hayes, Lewis) – 3:59
  7. "I Never Walk Alone" (Nielsen) – 3:44
  8. "Forest for the Trees" (Fletcher, Gibson, Lewis, Loggins) – 3:28
  9. "Naturally" (Colla, Lewis) – 2:52
  10. "Simple as That" (Biner, Castillo, Kupka) – 4:27

The European and Japanese version had "The Power of Love" (from Back to the Future) as Track 8, then Tracks 8-10 above as Tracks 9-11.

Personnel[edit]

Huey Lewis and the News

Additional personnel

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Huey Lewis and the News
  • Engineers: Michael Christopher, Jim Gaines, Phil Kaffel, Bob Missbach, Malcolm Pollack
  • Assistant engineers: Rob Beaton, Alex Haas, Tom Size, Jim "Watts" Vereecke
  • Mixing: Bob Clearmountain, Bob Missbach, Jim Moran, Malcolm Pollack
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Guitar technician: Ralph Arista
  • Keyboard technician: Jerry Daniels
  • Arranger: Greg Adams

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986)[3] Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[4] 3
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 22
Belgian Albums Chart[6] 16
Canadian Albums Chart[7] 1
Dutch Albums Chart[8] 33
European Top 100 Albums[9] 11
Finnish Albums Chart[10] 7
German Albums Chart[11] 5
Japanese Albums Chart[12] 1
New Zealand Albums Chart[13] 1
Norwegian Albums Chart[14] 6
Portugal Albums Chart[15] 12
Swedish Albums Chart[16] 7
Swiss Albums Chart[17] 4
UK Albums Chart[18] 8
US Billboard 200[19] 1

Singles - Billboard

Year Single Chart Position
1986 "I Know What I Like" Album Rock Tracks 25
1986 "Jacob's Ladder" Album Rock Tracks 10
1986 "Stuck with You" Adult Contemporary 1
1986 "Stuck with You" Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
1986 "Stuck with You" The Billboard Hot 100 1
1986 "Whole Lotta Lovin'" Album Rock Tracks 38
1986 "Hip to Be Square" Adult Contemporary 20
1986 "Hip to Be Square" Album Rock Tracks 1
1986 "Hip to Be Square" The Billboard Hot 100 3
1987 "Jacob's Ladder" Adult Contemporary 17
1987 "Jacob's Ladder" Album Rock Tracks 19
1987 "Jacob's Ladder" The Billboard Hot 100 1
1987 "I Know What I Like" Adult Contemporary 30
1987 "I Know What I Like" The Billboard Hot 100 9
1987 "Doing It All for My Baby" Adult Contemporary 2
1987 "Doing It All for My Baby" The Billboard Hot 100 6

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[20] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Germany (BVMI)[21] Gold 250,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[22] Gold 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[23] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[24] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Fore! - Review, Allmusic.com
  2. ^ Rob Hoeburger, Huey Lewis and the News: Fore! : Music Reviews, Rollingstone.com, October 9, 1986[dead link]
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  10. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 263. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
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  18. ^ http://archive.is/20120723093112/http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=4146
  19. ^ "Huey Lewis Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  20. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Huey Lewis and the News – Fore!". Music Canada. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  21. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Huey Lewis and the News; 'Fore!')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  22. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Huey Lewis and the News – Fore!" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  23. ^ "British album certifications – Huey Lewis and the News – Sports". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Sports in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  24. ^ "American album certifications – Huey Lewis and the News – Sports". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH