Doing It All for My Baby

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"Doing It All for My Baby"
Doing It All For My Baby Single.JPG
Single by Huey Lewis and the News
from the album Fore!
B-side "Naturally"
Released June 29, 1987
Format Cassette, CD
Genre Pop, rock
Length 3:39
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Mike Duke
Phil Cody
Producer(s) Huey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News singles chronology
"Simple as That" (UK)
(1987)
"Doing It All for My Baby"
(1987)
"Perfect World"
(1988)

"Doing It All for My Baby" is a song performed by Huey Lewis and the News, released as a single from the album Fore! in 1987. The single peaked at number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in September 1987, becoming the fifth top-ten hit from the album and making the band the first group to have five top-ten Hot 100 singles from one album.

History[edit]

The song was written by Mike Duke and Phil Cody. Duke had previously written the song, "Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do", the News' second top 40 hit from the 1982 album, Picture This, and went on to write, "Let Her Go and Start Over," a minor adult contemporary hit for the band, from the album, Plan B, in 2001.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Doing It All for My Baby" was a parody of monster movies and was over 7 minutes long. Huey appears as himself, the Dr. Frankenstein character, and the singing monster. Dracula is portrayed by bass player Mario Cippolina, who is shown placing his own disembodied head in a jar on a table (the camera then pans along the table to show the jarred heads of the rest of the News, echoing the buried-in-the-sand scene of their "If This Is It" video). Mario also appears as half of the two-headed creature with drummer Bill Gibson. Igor is played by keyboarder Sean Hopper. The Tower of Power horn section (Greg Adams, Lee Thornburg, Richard Elliot, Emilio Castillo and Stephen Kupka) is shown chained to the back wall playing their horns while Frankenstein/Huey sings into a steaming test tube. The video ends with Igor foolishly throwing a large switch, turning the singing monster back into Huey and the bride of Frankenstein's monster screaming in horror.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Australian Kent Music Report 93
Canadian Singles Chart[1] 30
Poland Singles Chart[2] 35
UK Singles Chart[3] 93
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 6
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[4] 2

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