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Time Flies: The Best of Huey Lewis & the News

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Time Flies: The Best of Huey Lewis & the News Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Theoretically, it should be easy to assemble a greatest-hits collection from Huey Lewis & the News, since they spent most of the '80s in the Top Ten. Time Flies: The Best of Huey Lewis & the News proves that assumption false. Although many of the band's biggest hits are here -- "Do You Believe in Love," "Workin' for a Livin'," "Heart and Soul," "I Want a New Drug," "The Heart of Rock & Roll," "If This Is It," "The Power of Love," "Stuck with You," and "Doing It All for My Baby" -- the selection is remarkably uneven, bypassing many major hits from Fore! ("Hip to be Square," "Jacob's Ladder," "I Know What I Like") and neglecting the latter-day hit singles "Perfect World" and "Couple Days Off" completely, both of which were the only things worth salvaging from their respective albums. In their place are four new songs, which are pleasant but unremarkable. Even though it is flawed, Time Flies remains a useful compilation, since it gathers all of the very best singles, particularly the ones from Sports and Picture This, in one place.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 05:04 Amazon
2 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:12 Amazon
3 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:37 Amazon
4 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:28 Amazon
5 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:32 Amazon
6 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:54 Amazon
7 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:52 Amazon
8 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:47 Amazon
9 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 02:39 Amazon
10 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:04 Amazon
11 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:26 Amazon
12 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:45 Amazon
13 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:46 Amazon
14 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:14 Amazon
15 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 03:27 Amazon
16 Huey Lewis / Huey Lewis & the News 04:26 Amazon
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