Heart and Soul (Huey Lewis and the News song)

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"Heart and Soul"
Single by Huey Lewis and the News
from the album Sports
B-side "You Crack Me Up"
Released August 30, 1983
Format 7"
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:13 (Album version)
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
Producer(s) Huey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News singles chronology
"Workin' for a Livin'"
(1982)
"Heart and Soul"
(1983)
"I Want a New Drug"
(1984)

"Heart and Soul" is a song written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn and made famous by Huey Lewis and the News. The song was first recorded by Exile in 1981 as the title track of their album Heart and Soul. Exile's single failed to crack the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 2 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. The song was also recorded by The BusBoys for their 1982 album American Worker.

Huey Lewis and the News version[edit]

Huey Lewis and the News' version was released as the first single from the album Sports in 1983. The single peaked at number 8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 that November and at the number one position on the Billboard Top Tracks chart.

The music video featured Lewis looking for, and leaving with, a woman in a dance club, with Lewis concert footage spliced in.

Reception[edit]

Former bandmember Chris Hayes remarks about the song, "I don't know why HEART & SOUL sounds so good. Usually we have to re-do all the guitar parts - this time it worked out the first time. I had a Marshall amp in a tiny room, played my Les Paul and it was great!"[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Australian Kent Music Report 25
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[2] 30
Canadian Singles Chart[3] 12
Dutch Singles Chart 41
German Singles Chart 39
New Zealand Singles Chart 41
US Billboard Hot 100 8
US Billboard Top Tracks 1
Chart (1984) Peak
position
French Singles Chart[4] 56
Chart (1985) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[5] 61

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "8509.html - HLNWiki". Hln.org. 2007-11-18. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  2. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Huey+Lewis+And+The+News&titel=Heart+And+Soul&cat=s (Retrieved September 17, 2012)
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  4. ^ http://www.infodisc.fr/Artistes.php
  5. ^ "Huey Lewis And The News". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2011-11-24.