Huey Lewis & The News were kind of a big deal back in the 80s. Tomorrow will mark 31 years since they were able to take over the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Jacob’s Ladder.”
“Huey Lewis & The News logged their third No. 1 (of three) on the Billboard Hot 100, ‘Jacob’s Ladder.’ The song was written by Lewis’ good friend Bruce Hornsby and Bruce’s brother John (with Bruce Hornsby and the Range releasing their own version in 1988),” according to Billboard.
“Lewis & The News had previously led with ‘The Power of Love’ in 1985 and ‘Stuck With You’ in 1986.”
Before acts like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and more of today’s big names ruled the charts, acts like these were getting the job done at the top spot. There was a ton of competition and bands like Huey Lewis & The News were able to break through.
“Jacob’s Ladder” was a catchy tune that featured that classics 80s rock style that you can still find on radio station’s today. It was a light tune that you could cruise to with the windows down or the roof down, depending on what you were cruising in back then.
This is just a reminder of how awesome the track was back in the 80s and remains to bring back plenty of nostalgic feelings today. You can stream “Jacob’s Ladder” by Huey Lewis & The News in the YouTube video below.