Annotation

Huey Lewis sued Ray Parker Jr. in 1984 for ripping off the melody of this song in “Ghostbusters.” It was later settled out of court.

Annotation last modified on 2019-07-08 17:20 UTC.

Relationships

writer:Chris Hayes (US rock guitarist & singer (Huey Lewis & The News))
Huey Lewis
publisher:Dump and Pump Music
lyrics page:http://lyrics.wikia.com/Huey_Lewis_&_The_News:I_Want_A_New_Drug [info]
SecondHandSongs:https://secondhandsongs.com/work/23171 [info]
Songfacts:http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1312 [info]
Wikidata:Q16996368 [info]
later parody versions:I Want a New Duck
is the basis for:Ghostbusters

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1984-01-15I Want a New Drug (live)liveHuey Lewis and the News5:27
1985I Want a New DrugliveHuey Lewis & The News6:09
1987-03-26I Want a New DrugliveHuey Lewis & The News10:33
1989I Want a New Drug (live in Sydney 1989)liveHuey Lewis and the News7:56
I Want a New DrugliveHuey Lewis and the News9:15
I Want a New DrugcoverGlen Phillips?:??
I Want a New DrugHuey Lewis and the News4:46
I Want a New DrugHuey Lewis & The News3:32
I Want a New DrugliveHuey Lewis & The News8:33
I Want a New DrugcoverApostle of Hustle4:07
I Want a New DrugHuey Lewis & The News4:11
I Want a New DrugHuey Lewis & The News3:34
I Want a New DrugHuey Lewis & The News9:14
I Want a New DrugHuey Lewis and the News4:42
I Want a New DrugcoverUniversity of Rochester Yellowjackets2:40
I Want a New DrugcoverAsleep at the Wheel3:45
I Want a New DrugcoverGlen Phillips3:19
I Want a New Drug (12" mix)Huey Lewis and the News5:34
I Want a New Drug (12″ mix)Huey Lewis and the News5:32
I Want a New Drug (extended version/dance mix)Huey Lewis and the News5:34
I Want a New Drug (single edit)Huey Lewis and the News3:34
Wanna New DrugcoverGreenskeepers2:48