Small World (Huey Lewis and the News album)

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Small World
Small World.jpg
Studio album by Huey Lewis and the News
Released June 1988
Genre Rock, pop rock
Length 45:20
Label Chrysalis
Producer Huey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News chronology
Fore!
(1986)Fore!1986
Small World
(1988)
Hard at Play
(1991)Hard at Play1991
Singles from Small World
  1. "Perfect World"
    Released: June 1988
  2. "Small World (Part One)"
    Released: 1988
  3. "Give Me the Keys (And I'll Drive You Crazy)"
    Released: January 1989
  4. "World to Me"
    Released: 1989
  5. "Walking with the Kid"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
The Village Voice C–[2]

Small World is the fifth album by American rock band Huey Lewis and the News, released in 1988. It was also their last album release on Chrysalis in the USA.

Although it reached the top 20 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the album did not sell as well as the band's previous albums, Sports and Fore!. However, Lewis himself stated in a Behind the Music interview that the recording process for Small World had the most favorable working conditions.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Small World (Part One)" (Chris Hayes, Huey Lewis) – 3:55
  2. "Old Antone's" (Johnny Colla, Lewis) – 4:47
  3. "Perfect World" (Alex Call) – 4:07
  4. "Bobo Tempo" (John Ciambotti, Sean Hopper, Lewis) – 4:39
  5. "Small World (Part Two)" (Hayes, Lewis) – 4:06
  6. "Walking with the Kid" (Hayes, Lewis, Geoffrey Palmer) – 3:59
  7. "World to Me" (Hayes, Lewis) – 5:21
  8. "Better Be True" (Colla, Lewis) – 5:19
  9. "Give Me the Keys (And I'll Drive You Crazy)" (Bill Gibson, Lewis, Steve Lewis) – 4:35
  10. "Slammin'" (Greg Adams, Hayes, Palmer) – 4:32

Personnel[edit]

Huey Lewis and the News

Additional personnel

Production

  • Huey Lewis and the News – producers
  • Bob Brown – executive producer
  • Bob Missbach – engineer, mixing
  • Michael Rosen – assistant engineer
  • Wm. Robinson – assistant engineer
  • Tom Size – assistant engineer
  • James Watts Vereeke – assistant engineer
  • Greg Adams – horn arrangements
  • Jock McDonald – photography
  • Roger Ressmeyer – cover photography
  • Chris Welch – liner notes

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[3] 21
Belgian Albums (BEA)[4] 4
Canadian Albums (RPM)[5] 7
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[6] 55
European Top 100 Albums[7] 11
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 5
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 8
Icelandic Albums (Tonlist)[10] 9
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[11] 17
Japanese International Albums (Oricon)[12] 1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[13] 28
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[14] 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 10
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 12
US Billboard 200[18] 11

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Position
US Billboard 200[19] 88

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1988 "Perfect World" The Billboard Hot 100 3
Adult Contemporary 2
Album Rock Tracks 5
"Small World, Pt. 1" The Billboard Hot 100 25
Adult Contemporary 19
Album Rock Tracks 28
1989 "Give Me the Keys (And I'll Drive You Crazy)" The Billboard Hot 100 47

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] Platinum 1,000,000^

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r11599/review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 29, 1988). "Christgau's Consumer Guide: Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, NSW. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Magazine". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ "RPM: Huey Lewis and the News (albums)". RPM Magazine. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Huey Lewis and the News – Small World" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  7. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=bSQEAAAAMBAJ&lr=&rview=1%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. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  10. ^ "Tonlist Top 40". DV. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  11. ^ "Oricon Archive - Huey Lewis and the News". Oricon. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Oricon Archive - Huey Lewis and the News". Oricon. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Huey Lewis and the News – Small World". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Huey Lewis and the News – Small World". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Huey Lewis and the News – Small World". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Huey Lewis and the News – Small World". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  17. ^ "Huey Lewis and the News Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Huey Lewis and the News US Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Billboard.BIZ – Year-end Charts – Billboard 200 – 1988". billboard.biz. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  20. ^ "British album certifications – Huey Lewis and the News – Small World". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Small World in the search field and then press Enter.
  21. ^ "American album certifications – Huey Lewis and the News – Small World". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH