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

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