Picture This (Huey Lewis and the News album)

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Picture This
Huey Lewis & the News - Picture This.jpg
Studio album by Huey Lewis and the News
Released January 29, 1982
Recorded March 1980–November 1981
Studio The Automatt, San Francisco
Genre Rock, pop rock
Length 33:54
Label Chrysalis
Producer Huey Lewis and the News
Bob Brown
Huey Lewis and the News chronology
Huey Lewis and the News
(1980)Huey Lewis and the News1980
Picture This
(1982)
Sports
(1983)Sports1983
Singles from Picture This
  1. "Do You Believe in Love"
    Released: January 22, 1982[1]
  2. "Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do"
    Released: May 4, 1982[2]
  3. "Giving It All Up for Love"
    Released: June 1982[3]
  4. "Workin' for a Livin'"
    Released: July 23, 1982[4]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[5]

Picture This is the second album by American rock band Huey Lewis and the News, released in 1982. The album brought the band their first top-ten hit, "Do You Believe in Love". It remained on the Billboard albums chart for 35 weeks and peaked at number 7.

Background[edit]

The band produced the album themselves along with their manager, Bob Brown. Several outside tunes were included on the album. One of these tunes was "Do You Believe in Love", written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange. It turned out to be their first hit single, reaching the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. A video for the single was also produced. The follow-up single, "Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do", reached the Top 40; while the third single, "Workin' for a Livin'", just missed the Top 40, peaking at number 41.

"Giving It All Up for Love" is a cover of a Phil Lynott song. Lynott was best known as the singer and bassist for the hard rock group Thin Lizzy, and Huey Lewis played harmonica on Lynott's first two solo albums, as well as Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous album. "Buzz Buzz Buzz" is a cover of a song from the 1950s by The Hollywood Flames.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Change of Heart" Chris Hayes, Huey Lewis 3:41
2. "Tell Me a Little Lie" Johnny Colla, H. Lewis 3:42
3. "Giving It All Up for Love" Phil Lynott 3:11
4. "Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do" Mike Duke 3:44
5. "Workin' for a Livin'" C. Hayes, H. Lewis 2:36
6. "Do You Believe in Love" Robert John "Mutt" Lange 3:30
7. "Is It Me" C. Hayes, Sean Hopper, H. Lewis 3:01
8. "Whatever Happened to True Love" J. Colla, H. Lewis 3:14
9. "The Only One" J. Colla, H. Lewis, Bill Gibson 4:46
10. "Buzz Buzz Buzz" Robert Byrd, John Gray 2:29

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Production

  • Huey Lewis and the News – producers
  • Bob Brown – executive producer
  • Jim Gaines – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Janet Levinson – art direction
  • Hugh Brown – photography
  • Norman Moore – logo

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[6] 75
Icelandic Albums (Tonlist)[7] 3
US Billboard Top LPs & Tape[8] 13
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1982 "Do You Believe in Love" Billboard Hot 100 7
Top Tracks (Billboard) 12
"Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do" Billboard Hot 100 36
"Workin' for a Livin' " Billboard Hot 100 41
Top Tracks (Billboard) 20

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000^

References[edit]