Picture This (Huey Lewis and the News album)

Picture This is the second album by American rock band Huey Lewis and the News, released in 1982. The album brought the band their first top-ten hit, "Do You Believe in Love". It remained on the Billboard albums chart for 35 weeks and peaked at number 7.

Picture This
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 29, 1982
RecordedMarch 1980–November 1981
StudioThe Automatt, San Francisco
GenreRock, pop rock
Length33:54
LabelChrysalis
ProducerHuey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News chronology
Huey Lewis and the News
(1980)
Picture This
(1982)
Sports
(1983)
Singles from Picture This
  1. "Do You Believe in Love"
    Released: January 22, 1982[1]
  2. "Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do"
    Released: May 4, 1982[2]
  3. "Giving It All Up for Love"
    Released: June 1982[3]
  4. "Workin' for a Livin'"
    Released: July 23, 1982[4]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[5]

Background

The band produced the album themselves along with their manager, Bob Brown. Several outside tunes were included on the album. One of these tunes was "Do You Believe in Love", written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange. It turned out to be their first hit single, reaching the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. A video for the single was also produced. The follow-up single, "Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do", reached the Top 40; while the third single, "Workin' for a Livin'", just missed the Top 40, peaking at number 41.

"Giving It All Up for Love" is a cover of a Phil Lynott song. Lynott was the singer and bassist for the hard rock group Thin Lizzy, and Huey Lewis had played harmonica on Lynott's first two solo albums, as well as Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous album. "Buzz Buzz Buzz" is a cover of a song from 1957 by The Hollywood Flames. "The Only One" was based on a real classmate in Lewis' junior high school who met an end similar to the person in the song.[6] "He was a very cool kid" said Lewis.[6] "Janey" in the song was also based on the classmate's girlfriend, though her name was changed and Lewis does not know of her true fate after her boyfriend's death.[6]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Change of Heart"Chris Hayes, Huey Lewis3:41
2."Tell Me a Little Lie"Johnny Colla, Huey Lewis3:42
3."Giving It All Up for Love"Phil Lynott3:11
4."Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do"Mike Duke3:44
5."Workin' for a Livin'"Chris Hayes, Huey Lewis2:36
6."Do You Believe in Love"Robert John "Mutt" Lange3:30
7."Is It Me"Chris Hayes, Sean Hopper, Huey Lewis3:01
8."Whatever Happened to True Love"Johnny Colla, Huey Lewis3:14
9."The Only One"Johnny Colla, Huey Lewis, Bill Gibson4:46
10."Buzz Buzz Buzz"Robert Byrd, John Gray2:29

Personnel

Additional personnel

Production

  • Huey Lewis and the News – producers
  • Bob Brown – executive producer
  • Jim Gaines – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering at Masterdisk (New York, NY).
  • Janet Levinson – art direction
  • Hugh Brown – photography
  • Norman Moore – logo

Charts

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[7] 75
Icelandic Albums (Tonlist)[8] 3
US Billboard Top LPs & Tape[9] 13
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1982 "Do You Believe in Love" Billboard Hot 100 7
Top Tracks (Billboard) 12
"Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do" Billboard Hot 100 36
"Workin' for a Livin' " Billboard Hot 100 41
Top Tracks (Billboard) 20

Certifications

Region CertificationCertified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Gold 500,000^

References

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