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4.5 out of 5
33 Ratings
33 Ratings
Magic Man

EVERYBODY WANG CHUNG TONIGHT!!

C'mon people! After reading that sort of small minded review up above, it makes me think that people take things wayyy too seriously. For God's sake, it was the 80's! Wang Chung, and thier songs like "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" "Dance Hall Days" "Let's Go!" were guilty pleasures one would have to admit. Who cares what VH1 says? Who the hell watches VH1 to begin with I ask of you?

Like I said people take this stuff way too seriously. Everybody was grovin' to this song (Everybody Have Fun Tonight) when it came out, whether you like to admit it or not, it was a huge hit and hey! what do you care, it WAS/IS a catchy song. Once again it bears repeating "IT WAS THE 80'S!!" Groups like Wang Chung and thier music had thier 15 minutes or more of fame and that's that. Even today you can still enjoy the songs when they come on the radio or better yet, download the best of off iTunes now.

Yes, it is what it is, and I'm not pretending it was anything other, than sugary, bubblegum pop, most of it was as catchy as a jingle and it was timely for it's time, but not the worst as some critics would have you believe. Anyone who has seen music/bands come and go through the years knows what I'm talking about. Peace people, and don't take this crap too, too seriously. Later

Baba Ganush

Wang Chung--Misunderstood by the small-minded

Just because the lyric "everybody wang chung tonight" has freaked out a generation doesn't mean that their body of work should be discounted! This duo delivered some of the most consistent yet varied up tempo music of the 80's. People need to jump off the consensus cultural bandwagon and open their minds. Listen to their whole body of work before turning off. Much of their best work is on their deeper cuts and not the popular pop hits.

IceColdRocker

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About Wang Chung

The London-based new wave group Wang Chung had a handful of hits in the mid-'80s, achieving their greatest popularity in the U.S. Originally called Huang Chung, the band consisted of vocalist/guitarist Jack Hues, bassist Nick Feldman, and drummer Darren Costin. The band recorded four tracks for 101 Records in the late '70s, all of which appeared on a pair of compilation albums. Huang Chung released their first single, "Isn't It About Time We Were on Television?," in 1980; the record led to a contract with Arista Records. The group released their first album, Huang Chung, in 1982. By the time they recorded 1984's Points on a Curve, the band had changed their name to Wang Chung. "Dance Hall Days" was a small hit in Britain, yet the band hit the Top 40 twice in America -- "Don't Let Go" made it to number 36, while "Dance Hall Days" reached number 16. From this point on, Wang Chung ignored the U.K. market, choosing to concentrate on the U.S. "To Live and Die in L.A.," the theme song from William Friedken's thriller, just missed making the Top 40 in 1985. That same year, Wang Chung switched from Geffen Records to A&M and Costin left the band. Hues and Feldman continued as a duo and released Mosaic in 1986. The album was their biggest hit, launching the number two hit "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" and the Top Ten "Let's Go!" Wang Chung returned in 1989 with The Warmer Side of Cool, which spent a mere six weeks on the charts, spawning the minor hit, "Praying to a New God." After the relative disappointment of the album, the group quietly stopped touring and recording. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

GENRE
Rock
FORMED
1979

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