"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, commercially and artistically."
—Patrick Bateman, American Psycho
Huey Lewis and the News is a band from The Eighties fronted by Huey Lewis. Back in the 1980s, they had many hits and were reasonably adept with making music videos. Now, they are often forgotten even by shows waxing nostalgic over The Eighties, but remain a popular live act.
Some of their work remains in the popular consciousness, though it isn't always consciously attributed to them. They recorded "Hip to Be Square," which made the soundtrack of the film version of American Psycho. They also did "The Power of Love" and "Back in Time," both from Back to The Future.
Not to be confused with Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews.
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- Affectionate Parody: Their video for "Doing It All for My Baby", of Frankenstein.
- Character Name and the Noun Phrase: Their name follows that pattern.
- The Eighties: They were very part of that zeitgeist.
- Love Is a Drug: "I Want A New Drug" implies that no drug compares to the feeling of being 'alone with you'.
- The Power of Love: Possibly the trope-namer, as the title of one of their most famous songs. Probably the trope-codifier; the first paragraph of the page quotes the opening lines.
- Signature Style: Which, ironically, might be why they are almost forgotten in many circles. They had a signature, but it wasn't distinctive enough; most of their hits sound like the ones that are still remembered.