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Doing It All For My Baby

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"Doing It All for My Baby" is a song performed by Huey Lewis and the News, released as a single from the album Fore!in 1987. The single peaked at number six on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in September 1987, becoming the fifth top-ten hit from the album and making the band the first group to have five top-ten Hot 100 singles from one album.


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The song was written by Mike Duke and Phil Cody. Duke had previously written the song, "Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do", the News' second top 40 hit from the 1982 album, Picture This, and went on to write, "Let Her Go and Start Over," a minor adult contemporary hit for the band, from the album, Plan B, in 2001.

Music video[edit]Edit

The music video for "Doing It All for My Baby" was a parody of monster movies and was over 7 minutes long. Huey appears as himself, the Dr. Frankenstein character, and the singing monster. Dracula is portrayed by bass player Mario Cippolina, who is shown placing his own disembodied head in a jar on a table (Mario also appears as half of the two-headed creature with drummer Bill Gibson). Igor is played by keyboarder Sean Hopper. The Tower of Power is shown chained to the back wall playing their horns while Frankenstein/Huey sings into a steaming test tube. The video ends with Igor foolishly throwing a large switch, turning the singing monster back into Huey, and the mummy-woman screaming in horror.

Chart performance[edit]Edit

Chart (1987) Peak


Australian Kent Music Report 93
Canadian Singles Chart[1] 30
Poland Singles Chart[2] 35
UK Singles Chart[3] 93
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 6
US BillboardAdult Contemporary[4] 2

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