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YMMV / Huey Lewis and the News

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  • Awesome Music:
    • "That's the Power of Love"
    • All their hits are just plain awesome. "The Heart of Rock & Roll", "Do You Believe in Love", "Stuck with You", "Heart and Soul", "If This is It"...
    • Their appearance at the 1985 home opener for the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick park. Six part harmony, not an auto-tuner in sight. Awesome.
    • "Hip To Be Square", one of the band's most well-known songs, even before its use in American Psycho.
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  • Covered Up: How many were aware that "Do You Believe in Love" was originally recorded by a band called Supercharge, and was originally called "We Both Believe in Love"? Or that "Heart and Soul" was originally done by Exile.
  • Epic Riff: Oh so many; "Hip to Be Square", "Heart and Soul", "I Want a New Drug"...
  • Face of the Band: Huey Lewis, of course.
  • Memetic Mutation: Along with the use in American Psycho when Patrick Bateman goes on about his love for Huey Lewis right before killing one of his colleagues, an edit of "Hip to Be Square" that changes various portions of the lyrics to "Fuck bees" has also gone around (the "fuck" voice clip is from a Penn & Teller: Bullshit! clip, and "Bees" is formed from the "be square" vocals). This version gained a lot more prominence after it was featured in a particular Vinesauce stream; as one YouTube commenter on the official music video put it, the rest of the comments were "either about fucking bees or American Psycho".
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  • Narm Charm: Their songs and especially music videos are shamelessly cheesy, but people still remember them fondly for a reason. Even those who refer to them as "yuppie music" generally seem to mean it affectionately.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Humorously enough, while The News sued Ray Parker Jr. for ripping off the bassline for "I Want A New Drug" for the Ghostbusters (1984) theme song, both songs sound an awful lot like M's 1979 hit "Pop Muzik."