Huey Lewis and the News discography

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Huey Lewis and the News discography

Huey Lewis and the News performing live in 2006.
Releases
Studio albums 9
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 3
Singles 39

This article presents the discography for the American band Huey Lewis and the News. Huey Lewis and the News have sold over 30 million albums worldwide and are ranked in the top 200 selling groups of all time by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Three of their albums, Sports, Fore!, and Small World have been certified platinum (which in the United States market is equivalent to one million units sold). Sports is the band's best selling album, having been certified 7× platinum. Picture This and Hard at Play have both been certified gold. The band has released 38 singles, of which 12 have reached the top ten, and three have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

The band has also appeared on two soundtrack albums. For the 1985 film, Back to the Future, the band contributed two songs. "The Power of Love" became their first ever number-one hit, and "Back in Time" received some radio airplay on album-oriented rock stations. More than 20 years later, the band contributed the title track, appearing over the end credits, to the 2008 film Pineapple Express.

The band has released three compilation albums. The first one, released worldwide (but not in the U.S.), peaked at number 23 on the UK chart. The second one, Time Flies... the Best of Huey Lewis and the News was released only in the U.S. and included four newly recorded tracks. The third one was a career-spanning "greatest hits" album that included some harder-to-find tracks and has been certified gold. The band has also released one live album.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[1]
US Indie
[1]
US R&B
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
NOR
[4]
NZ
[5]
SWE
[6]
SWI
[7]
UK
[8]
1980 Huey Lewis and the News
1982 Picture This
  • Second studio album
  • Release date: January 29, 1982
  • Label: Chrysalis Records
13 75
1983 Sports
  • Third studio album
  • Release date: September 15, 1983
  • Label: Chrysalis Records
1 22 3 6 19 40 23
1986 Fore!
  • Fourth studio album
  • Release date: September 20, 1986
  • Label: Chrysalis Records
1 3 1 6 1 7 4 8
  • CAN: 3× Platinum[10]
  • UK: 2× Platinum[11]
  • US: 3× Platinum[9]
1988 Small World
  • Fifth studio album
  • Release date: June 1988
  • Label: Chrysalis Records
11 21 7 12 28 14 10 12
1991 Hard at Play
  • Sixth studio album
  • Release date: January 1991
  • Label: EMI USA
27 61 20 26 25 9 39
1994 Four Chords & Several Years Ago
  • Seventh studio album
  • Release date: November 1, 1994
  • Label: Elektra Records
55 21
2001 Plan B
  • Eighth studio album
  • Release date: May 1, 2001
  • Label: Silvertone Records
165 19 22 22
2010 Soulsville
  • Ninth studio album
  • Release date: October 18, 2010
  • Label: W.O.W. Records
121 15 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not released to that country

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[1]
AUS
[2]
NZ
[5]
SWI
[7]
UK
[8]
1992 The Heart of Rock & Roll – The Best of Huey Lewis and The News 23 3 39 23
1996 Time Flies... The Best Of
  • Second compilation album
  • Release date: October 29, 1996
  • Label: Elektra Records
185
2006 Greatest Hits & Videos
  • Third compilation album
  • Release date: May 23, 2006
  • Label: Capitol Records
61 35
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not released to that country

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details
2005 Live at 25
  • First live album
  • Release date: May 17, 2005
  • Label: Rhino Records

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions RIAA Album
US
[12]
US Main
[12]
US AC
[12]
US Dance
[12]
AUS GER NL NZ SWI UK
1979 "Exo-Disco"/"Kick Back" (as Huey Lewis & the American Express) non-album single
1980 "Some of My Lies Are True (Sooner or Later)" Huey Lewis and the News
"Now Here's You"
1982 "Do You Believe in Love" 7 12 18 36 Picture This
"Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do" 36
"Workin' for a Livin'" 41 20
1983 "Heart and Soul" 8 1 25 39 41 41 61 Sports
1984 "I Want a New Drug" 6 7 1 27 27 10 27 Gold
"The Heart of Rock & Roll" 6 5 58 71 21 78
"If This Is It" 6 19 5 20 37 39
"Walking on a Thin Line" 18 16 70
1985 "The Power of Love" 1 1 6 22 1 16 25 3 11 11 Gold Back to the Future (soundtrack)
"Back in Time" 3
1986 "The Power of Love"/"Do You Believe in Love" (re-issue) 9
"The Heart of Rock & Roll" (re-issue) 49 Sports
"Stuck with You" 1 2 1 2 15 21 2 14 12 Fore!
"Hip to Be Square" 3 1 20 17 28 9 41
"Some of My Lies Are True (Sooner or Later)" (remix) 49 "Hip to Be Square" B-side
1987 "Jacob's Ladder" 1 10 17 48 65 50 Fore!
"I Know What I Like" 9 25 30
"Simple as That" 47
"Doing It All for My Baby" 6 2 93
1988 "Perfect World" 3 5 2 22 64 43 48 Small World
"Small World (Part One)" 25 28 19
1989 "Give Me the Keys (And I'll Drive You Crazy)" 47 42
"World to Me" 84
"Walking with the Kid" 98
1991 "Couple Days Off" 11 3 40 40 17 24 Hard at Play
"It Hit Me Like a Hammer" 21 10 51
"He Don't Know" 40 59 18
1993 "It's Alright" 7 People Get Ready: A Tribute to Curtis Mayfield
1994 "(She's) Some Kind of Wonderful" 44 7 51 84 Four Chords & Several Years Ago
"But It's Alright" 54 5
1995 "Little Bitty Pretty One" 27
1996 "100 Years from Now" 10 Time Flies... The Best Of
2001 "Let Her Go and Start Over" 23 Plan B
"I'm Not in Love Yet" (with Wynonna Judd) 30
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not certified

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1985 "Trouble in Paradise" (live version) We Are the World
1985 "Back in Time", "Power of Love" Back to the Future (soundtrack)
1994 "Heart of Rock 'N Roll" (live version) Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume II[13]
2008 "Pineapple Express" Pineapple Express (soundtrack)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Huey Lewis : Allmusic : Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Top Albums/CDs". RPM. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Norwegian charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Swedish charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Huey Lewis and the News". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on July 23, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "RIAA - Gold & Platinum Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b c "British Phonographic Industry search results". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Huey Lewis : Allmusic : Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Grammy's Greatest Moments Vol. 2: Various Artists". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 

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