American Top 40 PastBlast, 2/27/82: Huey Lewis and the News, “Do You Believe in Love”

This quickly became my one my two favorite songs in the spring of my senior year in high school (“867-5309/Jenny” was the other). I’ve said it ranks among my very top 80s tunes, and I’ll still stand by that. I guess I usually like uptempo songs about falling in love; the energy and the harmonies really lift this one above, though.

I didn’t know at the time that Picture This was their second album and this single was perhaps a make-or-break for their career. (Honestly, that first record isn’t very good.)  I liked the other singles released from Picture This, and some of the album cuts, too; “The Only One” is a mess lyrically, but sounds pretty darn good.

I do have to say that The News looks a little unsure of themselves in this video. Confidence came quickly, though—just eighteen months later, Sports began conquering the States, fairly deservedly so.

“Do You Believe in Love” reached #7—it’s in its second week on AT40, at #33 on this show.

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