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Dem Vinyl Boyz EP 96 - Huey Lewis and the News - Sports


In this energetic episode of Dem Vinyl Boyz, we dive into the infectious rock and roll world of Huey Lewis and the News with their chart-topping album “Sports,” released in 1983. Known for their catchy melodies and upbeat sound, Huey Lewis and the News solidified their place in rock history with this multi-platinum album.

Before “Sports,” the band had already made a mark with their previous albums “Huey Lewis and the News” (1980) and “Picture This” (1982), which included hits like “Do You Believe in Love.” However, it was “Sports” that catapulted them to mainstream success, thanks to a string of hit singles and extensive radio play.

The album features iconic tracks such as “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “I Want a New Drug,” “If This Is It,” and “Heart and Soul.” These songs not only dominated the charts but also became synonymous with the vibrant pop-rock sound of the 80s. Additionally, the band’s music gained further prominence when “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” were featured in the blockbuster hit “Back to the Future,” cementing their cultural impact.

Throughout this episode, we’ll explore the creation of “Sports,” discussing the band’s songwriting process, the album’s production, and its reception by both critics and fans. We’ll also reflect on how the band’s music, particularly their contributions to “Back to the Future,” became a defining soundtrack of the era.

Join us on Dem Vinyl Boyz as we celebrate “Sports,” an album that encapsulates the essence of 80s rock and roll and highlights the enduring appeal of Huey Lewis and the News. This episode is a tribute to a band that brought joy and energy to the music scene, leaving an unforgettable legacy.

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