I Know What I Like

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For the Genesis song, see I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe).
"I Know What I Like"
I Know What I Like Single.jpg
Single by Huey Lewis and the News
from the album Fore!
B-side "Forest for the Trees"
Released March 23, 1987
Format Cassette, CD
Genre Rock
Length 3:59
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Chris Hayes, Huey Lewis
Producer(s) Huey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News singles chronology
"Jacob's Ladder"
"I Know What I Like"
"Simple As That"

"I Know What I Like" is a song performed by Huey Lewis and the News and released as a single from the album Fore! in 1987. The single peaked at number nine on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[1] Like the earlier single, "Hip to Be Square", "I Know What I Like" featured background performances by then-San Francisco 49ers, Dwight Clark, Riki Ellison, Ronnie Lott, and Joe Montana.

Upon the release of the album in 1986, "I Know What I Like" peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart in September 1986. When released as a single in 1987, the track re-entered the chart but topped out this time at number 31.

The song is in major and uses the rare minor dominant (v) chord, lacking a leading-tone.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks[3] 25
Chart (1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 9
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[1] 30


  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 18, 2009. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ Stephenson, Ken (2002). What to Listen for in Rock: A Stylistic Analysis, p.92. ISBN 978-0-300-09239-4.
  3. ^ Fore! - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles. Allmusic.com.