Label
Chrysalis Inc
Release date
17 Jun 1999
Running length
14 tracks
Running time
62:55

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Huey Lewis and The News - The Heart Of Rock And Roll (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 99) 5:04 157
2 Huey Lewis and The News - Heart And Soul (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 99) 4:13 154
3 Huey Lewis and The News - Bad Is Bad (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 99) 3:48 122
4 Huey Lewis and The News - I Want A New Drug (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 99) 4:46 185
5 Huey Lewis and The News - Walking On A Thin Line (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 99) 5:11 130
6 Huey Lewis and The News - Finally Found A Home (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 99) 3:43 103
7 Huey Lewis and The News - If This Is It (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:54 140
8 Huey Lewis and The News - You Crack Me Up (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 99) 3:42 120
9 Huey Lewis and The News - Honky Tonk Blues (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:26 82
10 Huey Lewis and The News - The Heart Of Rock And Roll (Session Take) (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 99) 5:12 77
11 Huey Lewis and The News - Walking On A Thin Line (Session Take) (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 99) 5:39 61
12 Huey Lewis and The News - If This Is It (Live) (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 99) 4:25 56
13 Huey Lewis and The News - Heart And Soul (Live) (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 99) 4:25 53
14 Huey Lewis and The News - I Want A New Drug (Live) (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 99) 5:27 63

About this album

Picture This found Huey Lewis and the News developing a signature sound, but they truly came into their own on their third album, Sports. It’s true that the record holds together better than its predecessors because it has a clear, professional production, but the real key is the songs. Where their previous albums were cluttered with generic filler, nearly every song on Sports has a huge hook. And even if the News aren’t bothered by breaking new ground, there’s no denying that the craftsmanship on Sports is pretty infectious. There’s a reason why well over half of the album (“The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Heart and Soul,” “I Want a New Drug,” “Walking on a Thin Line,” “If This Is It”) were huge American hit singles — they have instantly memorable hooks driven home with economical precision by a tight bar band who are given just enough polish to make them sound like super stars. And that’s just what Sports made them. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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  • JuniorMcCartney

    Oh, Come on, Futurama!

    25 May 11:01am Reply
  • JuniorMcCartney

    "Everything else in here held up okay... Except for Sports by Huey Lewis"

    25 May 10:59am Reply
  • dominic_john

    Really great and fun album.

    27 Jan 2:28pm Reply
  • halo_dm2

    Ohhhh this album still sounds great, Futurama lied about it!!!

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Carl4905

    The whole album has a clear, crisp sound with a new sheen of consummate professionalism that gives the songs a really big boost.

    3 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Vamp25

    Classic 5 star album. Top notch 80's rock right here with amazing hooks.

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • crocoscar

    A little too new wave for my taste.

    21 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Greg69Sheryl

    The album was HUGE on album rock radio in the mid-80's, but it is ignored by classic rock radio today. That's a pity, because the music is still very enjoyable.

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
  • lawlypopz

    OVER RATED.

    17 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Zorbo88

    Underrated.

    8 Jun 2007 Reply

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