The Heart of Rock & Roll
|"The Heart of Rock & Roll"|
|Single by Huey Lewis and the News|
|from the album Sports|
|B-side||"Workin' for a Livin'" (Live)|
|Released||April 10, 1984|
|Length||5:03 (Album version)
4:05 (Single version)
|Producer(s)||Huey Lewis and the News|
|Huey Lewis and the News singles chronology|
Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic said that the reason "well over half the album" were hit singles is that they have "memorable hooks, driven home with economical precision by a tight bar band, who are given just enough polish to make them sound like superstars." Christopher Connelly of Rolling Stone said "a fancy-pants sax solo and some moronic lyrics sabotage the spirited 'Heart of Rock & Roll' (it's still kicking, says Huey), which should have ended a minute and a half earlier."
- Huey Lewis - lead vocals, harmonica
- Mario Cipollina - bass
- Johnny Colla - guitar, saxophone, backing vocals
- Bill Gibson - drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Chris Hayes - lead guitar, backing vocals
- Sean Hopper - keyboards, backing vocals
|Australian Singles Chart||58|
|Canadian RPM 50 Singles||8|
|German Singles Chart||71|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||21|
|UK Singles Chart||78|
|US Billboard Hot 100||6|
|US Billboard Top Rock Tracks||5|
|UK Singles Chart||49|
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