Fore!

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Fore!
Huey Lewis & The News Fore! CD cover.JPG
Studio album by Huey Lewis and the News
Released August 20, 1986
Studio Studio D Recording, Sausalito, California
Genre Rock, pop rock
Length 41:40
Label Chrysalis
Producer Huey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News chronology
Sports
(1983)Sports1983
Fore!
(1986)
Small World
(1988)Small World1988
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 studio album by American rock band Huey Lewis and the News, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music).

Release[edit]

Upon its release in August 1986, the album hit number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart and went on to score five top-ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, including the number-one hits: "Stuck with You" and "Jacob's Ladder."

Artwork[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.

In popular culture[edit]

The compact disc of the album is seen in the movie American Psycho. The main character Patrick Bateman, while talking to one of his potential victims, gives an honest review of the album, discussing the band's viewpoint, intent, and how specifically the song "Hip to Be Square" espouses "the pleasures of conformity" but with a catchy 1980s beat, going on to state it is the group's most accomplished album.

Track listing[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[3] 3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 22
Belgian Albums (BEA)[5] 16
Canadian Albums (RPM)[6] 1
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[7] 33
European Top 100 Albums[8] 11
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 7
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 5
Icelandic Albums (Tonlist)[11] 7
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[12] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[13] 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[14] 6
Portuguese Albums (Musica & Som)[15] 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 4
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 8
US Billboard 200[19] 1
Zimbabwean Albums (ZIMA)[20] 6
Singles and tracks
Year Single Chart Position
1986 "I Know What I Like" US Album Rock Tracks 25
"Jacob's Ladder" US Album Rock Tracks 10
"Stuck with You" The Billboard Hot 100 1
US Adult Contemporary 1
US Album Rock Tracks 2
"Whole Lotta Lovin'" Album Rock Tracks 38
"Hip to Be Square" The Billboard Hot 100 3
US Adult Contemporary 20
US Album Rock Tracks 1
1987 "Jacob's Ladder" The Billboard Hot 100 1
US Adult Contemporary 17
"I Know What I Like" The Billboard Hot 100 9
US Adult Contemporary 30
"Doing It All for My Baby" The Billboard Hot 100 6
US Adult Contemporary 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Position
Canadian Albums Chart (RPM)[21] 11
New Zealand Albums Chart[22] 46
Norwegian Albums Chart (Høst Period)[23] 10
Swiss Albums Chart[24] 25
UK Albums Chart[25] 29
Chart (1987) Position
Canadian Albums Chart (RPM)[26] 36
New Zealand Albums Chart[27] 48
UK Albums Chart[28] 92
US Billboard 200[29] 7

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[30] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[31] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Germany (BVMI)[32] Gold 250,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[33] Platinum 200,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[34] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[35] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[36] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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 Archived May 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, NSW. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Huey Lewis and the News – Fore!" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Billboard Magazine". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
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  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Huey Lewis and the News – Fore!" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  8. ^ https://books.google.com/books?lr=&rview=1&id=UCQEAAAAMBAJ&q=paul+simon#v=snippet&q=paul%20simon&f=false%7Caccessdate=25 September 2011
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "Tonlist Top 40". DV. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  12. ^ "Oricon Archive - Huey Lewis and the News". Oricon. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Huey Lewis and the News – Fore!". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Huey Lewis and the News – Fore!". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  15. ^ "Billboard Magazine". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Huey Lewis and the News – Fore!". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Huey Lewis and the News – Fore!". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  18. ^ "Huey Lewis and the News Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Huey Lewis and the News US Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  20. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: albums chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  21. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Albums of 1986". RPM. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  22. ^ "The Top 50 Albums of 1986". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  23. ^ "The Top 20 Albums of Høst 1986". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  24. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Swiss Year-End Charts 1986 - swisscharts.com". Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. 
  25. ^ "Top 100 Albums". Music Week. London, England: Spotlight Publications: 25. 24 January 1987. 
  26. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Albums of 1987". RPM. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  27. ^ "The Top 50 Albums of 1987". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  28. ^ "Top 100 Albums". Music Week. London, England: Spotlight Publications: 25. 24 January 1988. 
  29. ^ "Billboard.BIZ – Year-end Charts – Billboard 200 – 1987". billboard.biz. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1986 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  31. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Huey Lewis and the News – Fore!". Music Canada. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  32. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Huey Lewis and the News; 'Fore!')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  33. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Huey Lewis and the News – Fore!" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  34. ^ THE FIELD id (chart number) MUST BE PROVIDED for NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATION.
  35. ^ "British album certifications – Huey Lewis and the News – Sports". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Sports in the search field and then press Enter.
  36. ^ "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