All right! Another battle between different songs with the same name, in this case “Heart And Soul.” Here are the contestants:

Dusty Springfield & Cilla Black

Two chanteuses from the early days of the British invasion. Dusty and Cilla recorded this in the early ’90’s and released it as a single. It only reached #75 on the British charts.

Huey Lewis & The News

This was the first single from their 1983 Sports album. It peaked at #8 on the Hot 100 in November of that year.

The Cleftones

A doo-wop arrangement of the Hoagy Carmichael-Frank Loesser song from 1938. It reached #18 on the Hot 100 in 1961.

You know what’s coming, right? The instructions!

  1. Listen to the three songs.
  2. Decide which song you like the best.
  3. Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
  4. Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:

I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner on July 8, so be sure and vote by then. Anyone with ears to hear can vote, so don’t be shy.

The lines are now open. Good luck to Dusty and Cilla, Huey and The News, and The Cleftones!

17 thoughts on “BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Heart And Soul”

  1. Mike, I hope you are well. Happy 4th of July,. I hope it was good for you. I am taking a break from BotB this month, but I will be back in August. But, I came to stop by and check out your battle. My vote goes for Huey Lewis & The News. That song is such a classic. Sad that he is finishing his career.

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  2. Huey Lewis & the News. I’ve never particularly liked the bridge but I just wait for it to be over to get back to the real song.

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  3. JOHN ~

    Lee preferred the three songs in this order:

    1) Dusty Springfield & Cilla Black
    2) Huey Lewis
    3) The Cleftones

    So, what does THAT tell you about how I am going to vote?

    Here’s my preference in REVERSE order:

    3) Dusty Springfield & Cilla Black
    2) Huey Lewis

    Hokey-Smoke! It’s almost supernatural! You could reverse-set your clock to how Lee and I will vote in BOTB match-ups!! I’m almost at a point now where I’m seriously thinking about saving myself the time of listening to the songs BOTB participants post, and just waiting to see how Lee votes and then casting my vote for the “other” artist.

    I mean, seriously, after approximately 7 years of BOTB, I would estimate that Lee’s votes and mine coincide no more than 5%-8% of the time. It’s become quite humorous to me.

    I’m a huge fan of the movie ‘AMERICAN GRAFFITI’, and I have owned the 2-disc soundtrack in two different formats: LP in the ’70s and upgraded to CD in the late 1980s. ‘Heart And Soul’ by The Cleftones is track #16 on Disc 2. And I could do with a little Blast To The (comparatively innocent) Past right about now, in 2020.

    ~ D-FensDogG

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  4. Even though I grew up in the era of Huey Lewis & The News, my vote is going to THE CLEFTONES. I love that style of music, and it made me happy to hear some of it!


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  5. Oh, this one is too easy for me! I love HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS’ version. But, hey, all these songs are solid and this is a NICE battle, brother!


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  6. Interesting mix-up of songs.

    I was never much of a fan of that tune that everyone used to seem to play on the piano when I was a kid. Not a big fan of do-wop either so the #3 choice is eliminated right off.

    Huey Lewis’s tune is one that I’ve always liked, but it’s been played to death on the radio. I mean I like it and all, but I’m not overly thrilled when I hear it still another time.

    The Cilla/Dusty song was a new one to me. Kind of like a retro sounding Billy Joel song performed by the Supremes. I liked it! Give them my vote.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  7. I’ll go with Cilla Black and Dusty…In the eighties I just couldn’t get into Huey…they were successful I give them that.

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