The Heart of Rock & Roll

Album: Sports (1983)
Charted: 49 6
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  • New York, New York, is everything they say
    And no place that I'd rather be
    Where else can you do a half a million things
    All at a quarter to three

    When they play their music, ooh that modern music
    They like it with a lot of style
    But it's still that same old back beat rhythm
    That really, really drives 'em wild

    They say the heart of rock and roll is still beating
    And from what I've seen I believe 'em
    Now the old boy may be barely breathing
    But the heart of rock and roll, heart of rock and roll is still beating

    LA, Hollywood, and the Sunset Strip
    Is something everyone should see
    Neon lights and the pretty pretty girls
    All dressed so scantily

    When they play their music
    That hard rock music
    They like it with a lot of flash
    But it's still that same old back beat rhythm
    That really, really kicks 'em in the

    They say the heart of rock and roll is still beating
    And from what I've seen I believe 'em
    Now the old boy may be barely breathing
    But the heart of rock and roll, heart of rock and roll is still beating

    Johnny, aw

    DC, San Antone and the Liberty Town, Boston and Baton Rouge
    Tulsa, Austin, Oklahoma City, Seattle, San Francisco, too
    Everywhere there's music, real live music, bands with a million styles
    But It's still that some old rock and roll music
    That really, really drives 'em wild

    They say the heart of rock and roll is still beating
    And from what I've seen I believe 'em
    Now the old boy may be barely breathing
    But the heart of rock and roll, heart of rock and roll is still beating, yeah

    In Cleveland
    Detroit
    Uh, heart of rock and roll

Comments: 5

  • Dave from Wheaton, IlSure wish I could find the edit on Chicago radio, that Huey mentioned 'Chicago!' and 'Kansas City'.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 29th 1983, Huey Lewis & the News performed "Heart and Soul" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #19 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; four weeks later on November 20th, 1983 it peaked at #8 {for 2 weeks}...
    And in October 1983 it reached #1 {for 1 Week} on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart...
    On the same 'Bandstand' show the band also performed "The Heart of Rock & Roll"; six months later on April 15th, 1984 it entered the Top 100 at position #51; and on June 3rd, 1984 it peaked at #6* {for 4 weeks} and on the Mainstream Rock chart it reached #5...
    * The record that preceded it on the chart was "I Want A New Drug" and it also peaked at #6, then the record that succeeded it, "If This Is It", would also peaked at #6 {that’s three #6 records in a row}.
  • Willie from Scottsdale, AzStage name for Lewis Cragg.
  • Jethro from Stillwater, PaThe Heart of rock'n'roll is still beating Stillwater, Pa.
    Mcgee:I really should go help Abby.
    Gibbs: Ya think?
  • Camille from Toronto, OhThis song's lyrics, they speak the truth: "The heart of rock 'n' roll is still beatin'".
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