31 years later and "The Heart of Rock and Roll" is still beating. After getting some inspiration from karoke, Huey Lewis fan Michael Feld set out on a journey last summer to visit all of the cities listed in the Sports single "The Heart of Rock and Roll" and make a music video. It turned out so well that the band's official twitter account approved and even shared it!
Here's why Michael made the trip in his own words:
I really love Huey Lewis and the News. Last summer, while out doing karaoke (and singing Huey of course) I started thinking how great it would be to visit all the cities listed in the song. Why those places? What connected them to Huey Lewis? What rock & roll magic could be found in those disparate places?
So I set out on a journey to make a music video where I’d travel to all 14 cities listed in the song, not only as a tribute to Huey Lewis but to prove that the heart of rock & roll is indeed still alive and beating. And after completing my journey, I can tell you first hand that Huey Lewis’ message still rings true, 31 years after the song’s release.
This video is a tribute to the music of Huey Lewis & The News, the spirit of travel and adventure and to the amazing people, communities and parts of the country that the song sent me. Because after all, “They say the heart of rock & roll’s still beating and from what I’ve seen I believe them.”
I truly appreciated the video as a fan myself and had to share. Watch below...