Summer at the Schwab Ticket Giveaway #1: Huey Lewis and the News

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012, 2:09 pm by Ben Salmon

Good afternoon, folks.

Over the next five Fridays, we’re going to give away five pairs of tickets to five different concerts happening this summer at Les Schwab Amphitheater. The schedule of these giveaways is as follows:

Friday: Huey Lewis and the News
April 20: Beck
April 27: The Shins
May 4: Norah Jones
May 11: Tenacious D

So today, we need to unload a couple tickets to see Huey Lewis and the News on Sept. 11, and we’re gonna keep it simple: All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite Huey tune, or depending on your view of the man and his band, the Huey tune you hate the least. If you need a refresher course, here’s the News’ discography. Bonus points if you offer up a song I haven’t heard before, i.e. a non-hit. (Note: Not really. There is no point system, thus there are no bonus points. But still … feel free to come strong with the Huey knowledge.)

Be sure to leave your real email address so I can contact you if you win. I’ll pick someone on Friday at 2 p.m. and post a comment with the winner.

And hey, if you hate free tickets or don’t want to enter for some reason, remember you can buy tickets at the amphitheater’s website beginning Friday at 10 a.m.

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45 Responses to “Summer at the Schwab Ticket Giveaway #1: Huey Lewis and the News”

  1. Kevin Desrosiers says:

    The Power of Love!

  2. Thomas Tsuneta says:

    Heart of Rock n Roll is still beating. Just because a guitarist roommate of mine had a hard time deciphering the lyrics (back when you had to lift the needle and go back to the beginning of the record)!

  3. Gerry Zendejas says:

    “I Want a New Drug”

  4. Scott Halvorson says:

    How about because I love a good running inside joke and Huey Lewis is responsible for one of my all time favorites. For years, a buddy and I after driving around and hearing The Heart Of Rock N’ Roll is in Cleveland, we started using the phrase “the heart of rock n’ roll to describe any really great / memorable concert memory. Go see Ministry, see some guy on pcp or other really bad chemical crash the stage only to be wrestled off by 6 burly security guys while still managing to nearly shove Paul Barker off stage while Al Jourgensen laughs over the entire thing? Oh yeah, that’s the heart of rock n’ roll right there. Go see Cannibal Corpse, step outside for air between opening bands, notice a surprisingly attractive redheaded girl walk out, notice surprise that such a nice girl was among such a scruffy crowd just in time before she took a few drunken wobbles, bent over and vomited all over the area in front of The Satyricon; that same evening, have George Fisher of Cannibal Corpse threaten to come off stage and kick the ass of the one guy who was using the pit as an excuse to be a jerk and take cheap shots and then watching that guy book as fast as I’ve ever seen someone leave a show; oh yeah, the heart of rock n’ roll was definitely there that night. After using that gag for so long to describe my favorite / most amusing concert moments, I’ve no words for how much it would amuse me to hear Huey do that song in concert.

  5. Brad Pfeiffer says:

    Walking on a thin line

  6. Dave Finch says:

    “Perfect World” any video where the walls are pink: Huey is in his zebra shoes. . . and the Tower of Power horns are screamin’ on the tune. .is one of . . if not favorite!

    “…A perfect boy will meet a perfect girl
    And the perfect love will set the world on fire
    Well what you ganna do, when one and one makes three
    And a vision of the future is impossible to see
    Nobody’s perfect, not even a perfect fool,
    But if you’ll have faith in me
    I’ll keep faith in you ”

    Small world comes in close 2nd. . since Stan “The Man” Getz was the tenor solo on it . . .

    ’nuff Said. . what a way to wrap up a great year in concert going .. with 2 bay side heavies : ) (Tower of Power and Huey!) GIDDYUP crank it up. .and count me in!

  7. Jamie says:

    Back in Time, because “Back to the Future” is still a classic everyone loves!

  8. John Adamson says:

    I’ve tried this 3 times on my phone, hopefully this works this time.

    “Working For A Living” with Tower of Power backing ’em up. That song was like a continuance of what the Blues Brothers did. Mad soul on stage!

  9. Scott Smith says:

    It’s got to be Power of LOVE !!!!! :)

  10. Christa says:

    The power of love.

  11. Annie Greeley says:

    Hip to Be Square!!

  12. Janice says:

    I think one of his best songs was Walking on a thin line, which was off his Spots CD.

  13. Dee Caskey says:

    The “Power of Love”.

  14. Sarah Dressler says:

    I Want A New Drug, is definitely my fave :)

  15. jon D says:

    I would have to go with “I want a new drug” brings me back to the 90’s and a lot of bad drugs.

  16. Sue says:

    Let’s see…Heart of Rock & Roll. I love them all, really:)

  17. Steve says:

    Definitely I Want a New Drug!

    I want a new drug
    One that does what it should
    One that won’t make me feel too bad
    One that won’t make me feel too good

    :) Love all their songs!

  18. Kristi A. says:

    I Want A New Drug…the very first 45 record I ever bought….smiling just thinking about it.

  19. christy says:

    (She’s) Some Kind of Wonderful is my favorite song but I could pick from a ton of his songs.

    Just check out this list of songs–

  20. Jana says:

    Is there a bad Huey tune? In the early 80’s I booked bands for my high school dances(where did we come up with the dough for this? don’t know, but it was fun!) and my favorite band played “The Heart of Rock and Roll” just like Huey! I think I had more fun booking bands than dancing. Huey takes me back to when Cool WAS the Rule!

  21. cindy brown says:

    Definitly, the power of love, need those tickets as a gamma, daughter, and grandson would attend -now thats a span of years.

  22. bob gilbert says:

    I don’t really have a favorite or least favorite but back in the 90’s I was at a Monday night
    football game at Candlestick Park and they sang the Star Spangled Banner. Their harmony was
    amazing with the accapalo and bass and all. This would have to be my favorite.

  23. Darin Swann says:

    “Trouble in Paradise”, you get all the horns, guitars etc. blasting in this song. The live version released on a later album is AWESOME!!

  24. marguerite says:

    My fave Huey Lewis and The News song is Couple Days Off

  25. matt says:

    So much glorious pop brilliance to choose from. I have to go with “Workin’ for a livin'” Organ, hand claps and the News. Enough said.

  26. Julie says:

    The Heart of Rock and Roll. Maybe because I’m old and barely breathing :) But it can still drive me wild. Makes me happy just thinking about it. Thanks!

  27. Chase says:

    I love Huey Lewis & the news – this band has been in my radar forever and are #1; Walking On a Thin Line is my favorite!!!

  28. Carolyn Viles says:

    Heart of Rock & Roll!!

  29. Steve Meyers says:

    Small World! I love to ski to Huey’s music!

  30. Pam MacGurn says:

    “Stuck With You”

  31. Pam MacGurn says:

    “Stuck With You” with “This Is It” coming in a close second!

    Pam MacGurn

  32. Pam MacGurn says:

    “Stuck With You”. I love Huey Lewis and The News Music and always remember how old Huey is because he and my husband are the same age.

  33. Sue says:

    And the winner is…not me?

  34. Steve says:

    So who won?! :)

  35. Ben Salmon says:

    The winner is Kristi A.! Congrats!

    And to the rest of you: I really, truly appreciate your participation. I wish I had tickets for all of you! Thanks for stopping by. And remember: We’ll be giving away tickets to Norah Jones, The Shins, Beck and Tenacious D in the coming weeks. Thanks!

  36. Denise Rucci says:

    My all-time favorite Huey Lewis & The News tune is a little-known one called “Buzz, Buzz, Buzz.” It’s from “Sports” and I can’t help but dance every time I hear it!

  37. olivia brown says:

    I’am a big of huey lewis and the news

  38. Julie says:

    Stuck with you!

  39. Matt Puntney says:

    My favorite has gotta be “You Crack Me Up” off of Sports. Not sure why, but it used to have a memory or something attached to it. I can’t recall what it was anymore or why I like it, but it’s always been one of, if not my favorite Huey song. I found a copy of Sports on vinyl at the Goodwill store not to long ago, so it will sit in a box with all my other records, until I actually buy a turntable.

  40. John says:

    ‘I Want A New Drug’ was the first of several that come to mind. Typical of the era of experimentation with new ‘designer’ drugs.

  41. Justin Gottlieb says:

    Thinking of Huey Lewis and the News, I am taken ‘Back to the Future’! What better iconic symbol of growing up in the 80’s than Michael J. Fox ‘s alarm clock blasting ‘The Power of Love’; abruptly starting an adventures spanning 3 films. It was the beginning of Marty McFly’s time-traveling adventures in a that ultra hip Delorean. Spanning the Past, present and future; it was a ‘cool’ ride. Any 9 years olds dream in 1985. Now it is the future. How cool…I was that 9 year old.

  42. Debbie Dinsdale says:

    I have to go with : The power of Love’!!! All time favorite.

    Debbie Dinsdale

  43. Melanie Nelson says:

    Well, in no particular order…. Heart of Rock N’ Roll, Do you Believe in Love, Heart and Soul, Stuck With You (my favorite), The Power of Love, But It’s Alright and it’s Hip to Be Square.

  44. Douglas says:

    It can only be “The Power of Love”, gets me every time. I grew up listening to Huey Lewis in San Francisco! It takes be back to the good old days ,rolling stones and all.

  45. Maureen Drews says:

    Huey Lewis – Happy to be stuck with you .. My fave.

    Trivia – Huey Lewis acted in Back to the Future as a Band Audition Judge.

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