Wednesday 10/5/22 10:15pm ET: Feature LP: Huey Lewis and The News – Sports (1983)

Sports is the third album by American rock band Huey Lewis and the News, released on September 15, 1983. It reached number one on the Billboard 200 on June 29, 1984, and catapulted the band to international fame. The album has been certified 7× Platinum by the RIAA. Sports was ranked number 2 on the Billboard year-end album chart for 1984 and spawned four top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Sports did very well internationally where most of its singles charted in the top 40 or above in multiple countries.

  1. “The Heart of Rock & Roll” 5:04
  2. “Heart and Soul” 4:13
  3. “Bad Is Bad” 3:48
  4. “I Want a New Drug” 4:46
  5. “Walking on a Thin Line” 5:11
  6. “Finally Found a Home” 3:43
  7. “If This Is It” 3:54
  8. “You Crack Me Up” 3:42
  9. “Honky Tonk Blues” 3:26
  10. “I Want a New Drug” 12″ 5:28

Huey Lewis – lead vocals, harmonica
Johnny Colla – guitar, saxophone, backing vocals
Chris Hayes – lead guitar, backing vocals
Mario Cipollina – bass
Bill Gibson – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Sean Hopper – keyboards, backing vocals
John McFee – pedal steel guitar on “Honky Tonk Blues”