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So what. I like Huey Lewis and the News. So do you.

In fact, I have several songs by them, mostly from the mid-'80s releases Sports and Fore!, and of course the Back to the Future soundtrack. My iPod is equal parts indie rock and '80s music, as I was an MTV kid and grew up in the era of big hair, neon, Spandex and leggings. I loved this shit, and I still do. Call it nostalgia, but hell, I'll stand behind my Huey Lewis love. 


Also, if you've read and/or seen American Psycho (a movie which I own and love), you'll recall Patrick Bateman's musings about the merit of Huey Lewis and the News: 

Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercial and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humour.

Sports is, of course, the album that featured "Heart and Soul," and also probably the album that secured HLatN a place in rock 'n' roll history. I mean, not only is "Heart and Soul" a song you can immediately sing along with if you were brought up in this era, but the album also features "If This Is It" and "I Want A New Drug." Gold, baby.


Here, enjoy yourself a nice little blast from the past: