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177. Huey Lewis and the News

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177.  Huey Lewis and the News

On the surface, a Rock band that had extensive success in the Pop charts for seven years would have decent shot at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Although Huey Lewis and the News were very successful during the 80’s, the more their career is looked at, the more likely it is that they may not get inducted.

In retrospect, the huge success of Huey Lewis was a little surprising. In an era of young good looking superstars dominating MTV with their synthesized sounds, Huey and company looked like your uncles. Musically, they played safe Rock/Pop that did was far from controversial and appealed to the working class set. They had a huge fan base but it was mostly comprised of older music listeners who had the money to buy their records though not the passion to worship them. Still, any Rock band that could become so successful in the “me” decade deserves some type of recognition.

 

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Should Huey Lewis and the News be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 91.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 2.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.4%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2005
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (San Francisco, CA)
  • Why they will get in: Success is their friend here.
  • Why they won't get in: For a band that accomplished so much they have become so easily forgotten.
  • Essential Albums: Picture This (1982)
    Sports (1983)
    Fore! (1986)
    Small World (1988)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Workin’ for a Livin (From Picture This, 1982)
    Heart & Soul (From Sports, 1983)
    I Want a New Drug (From Sports, 1983)
    Stuck With You (From Fore!, 1986)
    Perfect World (From Small World, 1988)

Should Huey Lewis and the News be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 91.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 2.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3.4%
Last modified on Monday, 04 February 2019 20:20