Huey Lewis and the News discography

This article presents the discography for the American band Huey Lewis and the News. Huey Lewis and the News have sold over 30 million albums worldwide and are ranked in the top 200 selling groups of all time by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Huey Lewis and the News discography

Huey Lewis and the News performing live in 2006.
Studio albums 10
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 3
Singles 39

Three of their albums, Sports, Fore!, and Small World have been certified platinum (which in the United States market is equivalent to one million units sold). Sports is the band’s best selling album, having been certified 7× platinum. Picture This and Hard at Play have both been certified gold. The band has released 37 singles, of which 12 have reached the top ten, and three have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

The band has also appeared on two soundtrack albums. For the 1985 film, Back to the Future, the band contributed two songs. “The Power of Love” became their first number-one hit, and “Back in Time” received radio airplay on album-oriented rock stations. More than 20 years later, the band contributed the title track, appearing over the end credits, to the 2008 film Pineapple Express.

The band has released three compilation albums. The first one, released worldwide (except in the U.S.), peaked at number 23 on the UK chart. The second one, Time Flies… The Best of Huey Lewis & the News was released in the U.S. only and included four newly recorded tracks. The third one was a career-spanning “greatest hits” album that included some harder-to-find tracks and was certified gold. The band has also released one live album.

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Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US
[1][2]
US Indie
[3]
US R&B
[4]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
NOR
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
UK
[11]
1980 Huey Lewis and the News

  • First studio album
  • Release date: June 25, 1980
  • Label: Chrysalis
203
1982 Picture This

  • Second studio album
  • Release date: January 29, 1982
  • Label: Chrysalis
13 75
1983 Sports

  • Third studio album
  • Release date: September 15, 1983
  • Label: Chrysalis
1 22 3 6 19 40 23
  • RIAA: 7× Platinum[12]
  • BPI: Gold[13]
  • MC: Diamond[14]
1986 Fore!

  • Fourth studio album
  • Release date: September 20, 1986
  • Label: Chrysalis
1 3 1 6 1 7 4 8
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[12]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[13]
  • BVMI: Gold[15]
  • MC: 3× Platinum[14]
1988 Small World

  • Fifth studio album
  • Release date: June 1988
  • Label: Chrysalis
11 21 7 12 28 14 10 12
  • RIAA: Platinum[12]
  • BPI: Gold[13]
1991 Hard at Play

  • Sixth studio album
  • Release date: May 7, 1991
  • Label: EMI USA
27 61 20 26 25 9 39
  • RIAA: Gold[12]
  • MC: Gold[14]
1994 Four Chords & Several Years Ago

  • Seventh studio album
  • Release date: May 10, 1994
  • Label: Elektra
55 21
2001 Plan B

  • Eighth studio album
  • Release date: May 1, 2001
  • Label: Silvertone
165 22 22
2010 Soulsville

  • Ninth studio album
  • Release date: October 18, 2010
  • Label: W.O.W.
121 15 18
2020 Weather[16]

  • Tenth studio album
  • Release date: February 14, 2020
  • Label: BMG
71 7 13
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or not released to that country

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