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The band evolved out of Clover, a Bay Area country rock band that moved to UsefulNotes/{{London}} during the pub rock years. Clover minus Lewis backed Music/ElvisCostello on most of ''Music/MyAimIsTrue''. Lewis and most of Clover's then-current lineup formed The News soon after returning to San Francisco in 1978.

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* TrueLoveIsBoring: "Stuck With You"


Not to be confused with ''WebVideo/HewysAnimatedMovieReviews''.

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Not to be confused with ''WebVideo/HewysAnimatedMovieReviews''. And [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987 certainly]] [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse not with]] [[WesternAnimation/QuackPack one of]] WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck's [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017 nephews]].


* LongRunnerLineup: Type 1 and Type 2. Their first line-up of Lewis, Chris Hayes (lead guitar), Johnny Colla (rhythm guitar/sax), Sean Hopper (keys), Mario Cipollina (bass) and Bill Gibson (drums) lasted from the group's founding in 1979 through to 1995 when Cipollina left. After Stef Burns replaced Hayes in 2001, the band's line-up remained unchanged until 2016.

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* LongRunnerLineup: Type 1 and Type 2. Their first line-up of Lewis, Chris Hayes (lead guitar), Johnny Colla (rhythm guitar/sax), Sean Hopper (keys), Mario Cipollina (bass) and Bill Gibson (drums) lasted from the group's founding in 1979 through to 1995 when Cipollina left.was replaced by John Pierce. After Stef Burns replaced Hayes in 2001, the band's line-up remained unchanged until 2016.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "The Power of Love" has the line "Stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream."

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "The Power of Love" has GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the line "Stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream."future, please check the trope page to make sure your example fits the current definition.

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* LongRunnerLineup: Type 1 and Type 2. Their first line-up of Lewis, Chris Hayes (lead guitar), Johnny Colla (rhythm guitar/sax), Sean Hopper (keys), Mario Cipollina (bass) and Bill Gibson (drums) lasted from the group's founding in 1979 through to 1995 when Cipollina left. After Stef Burns replaced Hayes in 2001, the band's line-up remained unchanged until 2016.


Their popularity wained considerably in TheNineties and their recordings have since become far more sporadic, releasing only four albums between 1991 and 2010. They remained a hugely popular touring act until 2018, when Lewis was diagnosed with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9ni%C3%A8re%27s_disease Meniere's Disease]], an auditory disorder which can cause significant hearing loss, forcing the band to cancel any and all future tours indefinitely. A new album, ''Weather'', recorded before Lewis's condition worsened, was released in 2020. Lewis later said that the band will continue if he can stabilize his hearing.

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Their popularity wained considerably in TheNineties and their recordings have since become far more sporadic, releasing only four albums between 1991 and 2010.2010, two of which were covers albums. They remained a hugely popular touring act until 2018, when Lewis was diagnosed with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9ni%C3%A8re%27s_disease Meniere's Disease]], an auditory disorder which can cause significant hearing loss, forcing the band to cancel any and all future tours indefinitely. A new album, ''Weather'', recorded before Lewis's condition worsened, was released in 2020. Lewis later said that the band will continue if he can stabilize his hearing.


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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Small World'' saw the band experimenting more with smooth jazz, polyrhythms and white reggae. It was also an experiment they wouldn't attempt again, going back to their more familiar R&B/rock sound for their next album ''Hard At Play.''

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Their popularity wained considerably in TheNineties and their recordings have since become far more sporadic, releasing only four albums between 1991 and 2010. They remained a hugely popular touring act until 2018, when Lewis was diagnosed with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9ni%C3%A8re%27s_disease Meniere's Disease]], an auditory disorder which can cause significant hearing loss, forcing the band to cancel any and all future tours indefinitely. A new album, ''Weather'', recorded before Lewis's condition worsened, was released in 2020.

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Their popularity wained considerably in TheNineties and their recordings have since become far more sporadic, releasing only four albums between 1991 and 2010. They remained a hugely popular touring act until 2018, when Lewis was diagnosed with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9ni%C3%A8re%27s_disease Meniere's Disease]], an auditory disorder which can cause significant hearing loss, forcing the band to cancel any and all future tours indefinitely. A new album, ''Weather'', recorded before Lewis's condition worsened, was released in 2020.
2020. Lewis later said that the band will continue if he can stabilize his hearing.


Their popularity wained considerably in TheNineties and their recordings have since become far more sporadic, releasing only four albums between 1991 and 2010. They remained a hugely popular touring act until 2018, when Lewis was diagnosed with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9ni%C3%A8re%27s_disease Meniere's Disease]], an auditory disorder which can cause significant hearing loss, forcing the band to cancel any and all future tours indefinitely.

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Their popularity wained considerably in TheNineties and their recordings have since become far more sporadic, releasing only four albums between 1991 and 2010. They remained a hugely popular touring act until 2018, when Lewis was diagnosed with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9ni%C3%A8re%27s_disease Meniere's Disease]], an auditory disorder which can cause significant hearing loss, forcing the band to cancel any and all future tours indefinitely.
indefinitely. A new album, ''Weather'', recorded before Lewis's condition worsened, was released in 2020.


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 remained a popular live act through the 2010's. However, in April 2018, Lewis was diagnosed with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9ni%C3%A8re%27s_disease Meniere's Disease]], an auditory disorder which can cause significant hearing loss, and the band canceled the rest of their 2018 tour dates; their future remains uncertain.

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'' (and Huey Lewis himself had a brief cameo in that same film.)

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Huey Lewis and the News is are a brass rock/RAndB band from UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco fronted by vocalist/harmonica player Huey Lewis.

The group's heyday was the
TheEighties, fronted, where their brand of course, by Huey Lewis. Back feel-good rock n roll and memorably cheesy music videos made them a staple of the older Creator/{{MTV}} crowd. Some of their most famous songs include "Hip to Be Square" (famously used in the 1980s, they had many hits and were reasonably adept scene in ''Film/AmericanPsycho'' when Patrick Bateman frantically analyzes the song before chopping up his colleague with making music videos. Now, they are often forgotten even by shows waxing nostalgic over TheEighties, but an ax), "I Want A New Drug," "Do You Believe In Love" and "Stuck With You." They also contributed two songs to ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', "The Power of Love" and "Back in Time" (Lewis himself makes a cameo in the film).

Their popularity wained considerably in TheNineties and their recordings have since become far more sporadic, releasing only four albums between 1991 and 2010. They
remained a hugely popular live touring act through the 2010's. However, in April until 2018, when Lewis was diagnosed with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9ni%C3%A8re%27s_disease Meniere's Disease]], an auditory disorder which can cause significant hearing loss, and forcing the band canceled the rest of their 2018 tour dates; their to cancel any and all future remains uncertain.

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'' (and Huey Lewis himself had a brief cameo in that same film.)
tours indefinitely.


* SesameStreetCred: Granted they didn't perform the song themselves, but "Hip To Be Square" was parodied as "It's Hip To Be '''A''' Square" on ''Series/SesameStreet.''



* SignatureStyle: They're essentially a big band playing as a rock band.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "The Power of Love" has the line "Stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream."

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* DownInTheDumps: Part of their "Perfect World" video takes place in a junkyard, probably to underscore what the lyrics are saying "there's no living in a perfect world; there ain't no perfect world anyway."

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