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

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