The Heart of Rock & Roll by Huey Lewis and The News was released on April 10, 1984, with a live version of Workin’ for a Livin’ as the B side. It was a single from the band’s third album Sports.
In the United States, the song reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 – one of 12 U.S. Top 10 hits for Huey Lewis and The News in the 1980s. The Heart of Rock & Roll was also a Top 10 hit in Canada, where it peaked at No. 8.
In 1985, the song was re-issued for the Back to the Future soundtrack. Huey Lewis appeared in the movie as a talent show judge.