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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
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Stations Featuring
Wang Chung

    Awesome '80s

    Awesome '80s
    3 songs

    New Wave

    New Wave
    1 song

    Movie Tracks

    Movie Tracks
    1 song

    Shuffle Hits

    Shuffle Hits
    2 songs

Albums by
Wang Chung

Top Songs by
Wang Chung

  1.   Song
  2.   Dance Hall Days
  3.   Everybody Have Fun Tonight
  4.   Let's Go
  5.   To Live and Die in L.A.
  6.   Fire in the Twilight
  7.   Space Junk
  8.   What's So Bad About Feeling Good?
  9.   The Red Stare
  10.   Hypnotize Me
  11.   Girls and Boys
  12.   Stargazing
  13.   Abducted By the 80's
  14.   Rent Free
  15.   The Warmer Side of Cool
  16.   At the Speed of Life
  17.   When Love Looks Back at You
  18.   Snakedance
  19.   Devoted Friends
  20.   Look at Me Now
  21.   Every Big City
  22.   Black-Blue-White
  23.   City of the Angels
  24.   Wake up, Stop Dreaming
  25.   Lullaby
  26.   Fun Tonight: The Early Years
  27.   Big World
  28.   Wait
  29.   Praying to a New God
  30.   Don't Let Go
  31.   True Love
  32.   Merry Christmas Everyone
  33.   Overwhelming Feeling
  34.   Driving You
  35.   Justify Your Tone
  36.   City of Light
  37.   The World in Which We Live
  38.   Betrayal
  39.   The Flat Horizon
  40.   Games of Power
  41.   Talk It Out
  42.   Even If You Dream
  43.   The Waves
  44.   River
  45.   Logic and Love
  46.   A Fool and His Money
  47.   Eyes of the Girl
  48.   Swing
  49.   Tall Trees in a Blue Sky
  50.   Lets Get Along
  51.   Why?
  52.   London Orbital
  53.   Don't Be My Enemy

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