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

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