->''"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''', ''Film/AmericanPsycho''

Huey Lewis and the News is a band from TheEighties, fronted, of course, 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 TheEighties, 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 ''Film/AmericanPsycho'' the movie and was rather frantically analyzed by Patrick Bateman in that film. They also did "The Power of Love" and "Back in Time," both from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.

Not to be confused with ''WebVideo/HewysAnimatedMovieReviews''.
* AffectionateParody: Of ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', in their video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpdZvewjwJs Doing It All for My Baby]]".
* BadassBaritone: Huey, but he can hit high notes, too.
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: Their name follows that pattern.
* CityShoutOuts: "The Heart of Rock and Roll" gets this in live performances. There's also a regional version that mentions Syracuse and Albany, NY.
* CoolShades: Huey, especially in his [[TheEighties 1980s]] videos.
* CoverVersion:
** "It's Alright" by Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions.
** "''But'' It's Alright" by J.J. Jackson.
** "Do You Believe in Love" by Supercharge.
* TheEighties: They were very part of that zeitgeist.
* FormerTeenRebel: The subject of "Hip to be Square."
* HeartbeatSoundtrack: One opens and closes "The Heart of Rock & Roll".
* HeavyMeta: "The Heart of Rock & Roll"
* LoveIsADrug: "I Want a New Drug" implies that no drug compares to the feeling of being 'alone with you'.
* LyricalDissonance: "Hip To Be Square" is an upbeat song about giving up the rebellious attitude of youth, becoming a boring middle-aged man and liking it.
* MortonsFork: In "Workin' for a Livin'":
-->''Damned if you do, damned if you don't.''
* ThePowerOfLove: Possibly the trope-namer, as the title of one of their most famous songs. Probably the trope-codifier.
* ShellShockedVeteran: "Walking on a Thin Line"
* SignatureStyle: They're essentially a big band playing as a rock band.
* SoBadItsHorrible: {{Invoked|Trope}} in the first two verses of "Bad Is Bad".
** The first verse concerns his cousin, a [[DreadfulMusician dreadful guitar player]] to the point that BrutalHonesty is the only possible policy in describing his playing to the guitar player's parents.
** The second verse concerns an awful "soul stew" that is advertised at "all you can eat for $1.99"; the singer can't stomach more than a dollar's worth of it.