Poll--The Weakest Link: Huey Lewis and the News 'Sports' Round 1

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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,151
    Finally Found A Home
    MedozK said:
    Listened to all of the songs...I will admit that I could not leave it on all the way through and had to do it in stages.  :lol: 
    Ha, I'm feel the same way about Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt
    I stop it after Let The Records Play normally but I frequently skip through My Father's Son and Sirens...so I guess that despite my love for that album I am right here with you.  There are songs I am fine not hearing.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,870
    The Heart Of Rock & Roll
    MedozK said:
    So, Huey seems a little more popular than Lynyrd.  :)
    Literally incredible lol
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 5,768
    Honky Tonk Blues
    It's really early, but I think it's safe to say that The Heart of Rock & Roll is the runaway best song on this album and should easily win. It's Huey's signature song for me.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,657
    You Crack Me Up
    rgambs said:
    MedozK said:
    So, Huey seems a little more popular than Lynyrd.  :)
    Literally incredible lol
    Kids these days......  :smirk:
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,657
    You Crack Me Up
    Heart and Soul has such a great guitar riff in it I can't believe that ANYONE would pick it...
    :rofl:
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,789
    DewieCox said:
    Sitting this one out. Huey Lewis and the News isn’t music.
    Dang man, I wouldn't even make that claim about Skynyrd.  It's ok to not like (or even downright loathe) an artist, but to say it's not music is flat out incorrect.
    I stand by it.
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,870
    The Heart Of Rock & Roll
    It's music for sure.  It's cheesy music for a cheesy population.  Thank God for the early 90's course correction!
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 5,768
    Honky Tonk Blues
    rgambs said:
    It's music for sure.  It's cheesy music for a cheesy population.  Thank God for the early 90's course correction!
    Yeah, well you just voted for the best cheesy song on the album so :angry:
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,870
    The Heart Of Rock & Roll
    tbergs said:
    rgambs said:
    It's music for sure.  It's cheesy music for a cheesy population.  Thank God for the early 90's course correction!
    Yeah, well you just voted for the best cheesy song on the album so :angry:
    Hahaha what does that say about the album?  Nothing good lol

    I'll take Power of Love and Back in Time over any of these...huge Back to the Future fan back in my day, obviously.
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  • Of The AggieOf The Aggie The ATXPosts: 1,224
    Honky Tonk Blues
    This is such a classic album of my childhood.  I really like every song except for Honky Tonk Blues. The rest of this poll will be tough!
  • hauntingfamiliarhauntingfamiliar Wilmington, NCPosts: 9,761
    edited March 8
    Bad Is Bad
    PJ_Soul said:
    I am surprised anyone picked I Want a New Drug first, wow. That song's great. A classic.
    Fantastic song!! A friend recently pointed out the similarities between this song and Ghostbusters. I never noticed it before then. Apparently there was a law suit between Huey Lewis and Ray Parker Jr but I don't remember any of that because I was a kid. 

    I ain't afraid uh new drugs 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,169
    rgambs said:
    It's music for sure.  It's cheesy music for a cheesy population.  Thank God for the early 90's course correction!
    LOL, good points!

    To me, a record like Sports is important in that it's like a compass to a point in time.  And for me it points right back to where I was at  a specific place and time and cultural setting:  Silicon Valley south of the San Francisco Bay Area, 1984, right smack dab in the heart of the initial computer semiconductor explosion driven by upwardly mobile yuppie  boomers who had no other goals other than to get rich, get drunk and fuck.  Sports is the quintessential album pointing to what, for me, was the most shallow and pointless period of my life.  In that way one could say it's a landmark album.  Thank God, in the long-run, I failed Yuppie-boomer 101.
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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,036
    I Want A New Drug

    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
    RED ROCKS 6-19-95
    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
    BOSTON 5-25-06
    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
    PJ20 9-3-11
    PJ20 9-4-11
    WRIGLEY 7-19-13
    WORCESTER 10-15-13
    WORCESTER 10-16-13
    HARTFORD 10-25-13









  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,420
    Honky Tonk Blues
    terrible track
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,622
    If This Is It
    ed243421 said:


    This weekend we rock Portland
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,657
    You Crack Me Up
    Second round should be in force by now, no? The two weakest are begging to go.....
  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,153
    Waiting for a vote to break the tie for the third song to be eliminated.
  • cutzcutz Posts: 8,028
    Finally Found A Home
    MedozK said:
    Waiting for a vote to break the tie for the third song to be eliminated.
    I wanted to Vote for all of them>LOL
  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,036
    I Want A New Drug
    I want a new album
    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
    RED ROCKS 6-19-95
    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
    BOSTON 5-25-06
    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
    PJ20 9-3-11
    PJ20 9-4-11
    WRIGLEY 7-19-13
    WORCESTER 10-15-13
    WORCESTER 10-16-13
    HARTFORD 10-25-13









  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 13,084
    You Crack Me Up
    I can’t believe Finally Found a Home is being voted out this early. That song is a jam!

    Worcester1 13, Worcester2 13, Hartford 13, San Diego 13, Los Angeles1 13, Los Angeles2 13
    Trieste 14, Vienna 14, Gdynia 14, Leeds 14, Milton Keynes 14, Denver 14
    Central Park 15
    Fort Lauderdale 16, Miami 16, Tampa 16, Jacksonville 16, Greenville 16, Hampton 16, Columbia 16, Lexington 16, Philly1 16, Philly2 16, NYC1 16, NYC2 16, Quebec City 16, Ottawa 16, Toronto1 16, Toronto2 16, Fenway1 16, Fenway2 16, Wrigley1 16, Wrigley2 16


  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,262
    edited March 9
    You Crack Me Up
    Looking like the 3 that will be voted off are the ones that aren’t known as well. Nothing wrong with that. The more popular tunes are more popular for a reason.
  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 13,084
    You Crack Me Up
    How about a George Thorogood album next?
    Worcester1 13, Worcester2 13, Hartford 13, San Diego 13, Los Angeles1 13, Los Angeles2 13
    Trieste 14, Vienna 14, Gdynia 14, Leeds 14, Milton Keynes 14, Denver 14
    Central Park 15
    Fort Lauderdale 16, Miami 16, Tampa 16, Jacksonville 16, Greenville 16, Hampton 16, Columbia 16, Lexington 16, Philly1 16, Philly2 16, NYC1 16, NYC2 16, Quebec City 16, Ottawa 16, Toronto1 16, Toronto2 16, Fenway1 16, Fenway2 16, Wrigley1 16, Wrigley2 16


  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 21,168
    rgambs said:
    It's music for sure.  It's cheesy music for a cheesy population.  Thank God for the early 90's course correction!
    Yeah no doubt the 80’s had some great bands but man there were a ton of terrible music out those days ..
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,262
    You Crack Me Up
    rgambs said:
    It's music for sure.  It's cheesy music for a cheesy population.  Thank God for the early 90's course correction!
    Yeah no doubt the 80’s had some great bands but man there were a ton of terrible music out those days ..
    I always tell people there is a reason why you hear the same 25 songs at every “80’s Night” event that ever takes place. Those are the only 25 songs that are good. And even some of them really aren’t.
    Aside from Huey, Duran Duran, and U2, and a very minor sample of hair metal, I’m hard pressed to find much 80s music that is decent. 
  • OffSheGoes35OffSheGoes35 Posts: 2,050
    edited March 9
    Honky Tonk Blues
    How about a George Thorogood album next?

    Nope, has too many songs...dammit!
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,151
    Finally Found A Home
    I love 80s heavy rock/hair metal.
    The pop isn't really any worse than any other decade, imo.  (This is a pop record, right?)
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 16,151
    Finally Found A Home
    (and by not being any worse I mean it is all kinda crap to me)
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  • Bad Is Bad
    How about a George Thorogood album next?

    No. Please no.

    How about Tattoo You?
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,153
    This poll has ended
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