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
Recorded 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)
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 studio album by American rock band Huey Lewis and the News, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music).

Album 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."

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.

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 1980's 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" (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
  • Horn arrangement: Greg Adams

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[23] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[24] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Germany (BVMI)[25] Gold 250,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[26] Platinum 200,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[27] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[29] 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. ^ "Billboard". google.ca. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g http://swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Huey+Lewis+And+The+News&titel=Fore%21&cat=a
  5. ^ "Billboard". google.ca. 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". collectionscanada.gc.ca. 
  7. ^ http://books.google.ca/books?lr=&rview=1&id=UCQEAAAAMBAJ&q=paul+simon#v=snippet&q=paul%20simon&f=false%7Caccessdate=25 September 2011
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Billboard". google.ca. 
  10. ^ http://www.afp.org.pt/
  11. ^ "ChartArchive - Huey Lewis And The News". archive.is. 
  12. ^ "Huey Lewis Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  13. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: albums chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  14. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Albums of 1986". RPM. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "The Top 50 Albums of 1986". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "The Top 20 Albums of Høst 1986". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  17. ^ http://swisscharts.com/year.asp?key=1986
  18. ^ "Top 100 Albums". Music Week. London, England: Spotlight Publications: 25. 24 January 1987. 
  19. ^ "The RPM Top 100 Albums of 1987". RPM. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  20. ^ "The Top 50 Albums of 1987". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  21. ^ "Top 100 Albums". Music Week. London, England: Spotlight Publications: 25. 24 January 1988. 
  22. ^ "Billboard.BIZ – Year-end Charts – Billboard 200 – 1987". billboard.biz. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1986 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  24. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Huey Lewis and the News – Fore!". Music Canada. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  25. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Huey Lewis and the News; 'Fore!')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  26. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Huey Lewis and the News – Fore!" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  27. ^ THE FIELD id (chart number) MUST BE PROVIDED for NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATION.
  28. ^ "British album certifications – Huey Lewis and the News – Sports". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Sports in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  29. ^ "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