Greatest Hits

Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News

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Greatest Hits Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

There have been many Huey Lewis & the News hits compilations released overseas, but 2006's simply named Greatest Hits is only the second U.S. comp, following Time Flies, which appeared a decade earlier. At a generous 21 tracks, Greatest Hits is not only five songs longer than Time Flies, but it's a better-chosen collection, too. It may be missing "Bad Is Bad," but it has a stronger selection of early songs, like the wonderful "Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do," plus a better selection of latter-day songs, including Huey's duet with Gwyneth Paltrow on Smokey Robinson's "Cruisin'." That doesn't mean the disc is perfect, however -- although this does have a stronger representation of their earlier material, it could use just a little bit more, and the non-chronological sequencing is a bit of a headache. That said, this has all the hits and no weak songs, making it the best Huey Lewis & the News compilation yet. [It's even better in the CD/DVD version, which contains a DVD with nine videos, including an original edit of "Doing It All for My Baby," a long version of "The Power of Love," and a previously unreleased version of "Do You Believe in Love."]

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:05 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:31 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:54 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:29 Amazon
5 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:26 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:39 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:52 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:27 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:11 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:18 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:07 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:51 Amazon
13 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:26 Amazon
14 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:03 Amazon
15 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News feat: Gwyneth Paltrow 03:34 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:44 Amazon
17 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:42 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 02:52 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:01 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:16 Amazon
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Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 02:38 Amazon
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