Huey Lewis & the News are a bar band that made good. With their simple, straightforward rock & roll, the San Francisco-based group became one of America's most popular pop/rock bands of the mid-'80s. Inspired equally by British pub rock and '60s R&B and rock & roll, the News had a driving, party-hearty spirit that made songs like "Workin' for a Livin'," "I Want a New Drug," "The Heart of Rock & Roll," "Hip to Be Square," and "The Power of Love" huge hits. At its core, the group was a working band, and the bandmembers knew how to target their audience, connecting squarely with odes to nine-to-five jobs and sports. As the decade progressed, they smoothed out their sound and by the mid-'90s took time off from recording. Nevertheless, the News remained a popular and perennial concert draw, essentially carrying on in bar band fashion, reappearing every so often with solid albums like 2001's Plan B and the 2010 Stax Records tribute Soulsville.