EVERYBODY WANG CHUNG!!!
Wang Chung came out of the post-punk, New Wave scene in the UK going on to achieve global success, selling millions of records over the course of their 35 year career. They have released 6 albums and 2 Greatest Hits compilations, and have had 6 US Top 40 hits including a number 1 and other international smash hits such as ‘Dance Hall Days’ and ‘Let’s Go’.
The band achieved cult status with their soundtrack for William Friedkin’s movie ‘To Live and Die in LA’, as well as being highly praised for their original song contribution to John Hughes’ legendary movie: ‘The Breakfast Club’.
In the process of all of this (and somewhat unintentionally), Wang Chung became part of the contemporary culture of North America. Their huge smash hit ‘Everybody Have Fun Tonight’, with its now famous line: “Everybody Wang Chung Tonight” saw the invention of a new US verb: “to Wang Chung”, the band being name-checked by everyone from Homer Simpson, Austin Powers, ‘Two and a Half Men”s Charlie. and Alan Harper, ‘Top Gear”s James May and Richard Hammond to name just a few.
Can you tell me what a Wang Chung is? Part 1… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kS_RdjLpZM
Can you tell me what a Wang Chung is? Part 2.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DgboI7eXk0
More recently, their music has also featured in TV shows like ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘South Park’, ‘Glee’, ‘This is Us’, ‘SNL’ and ‘The Goldbergs’, amongst many others, as well as in movies like ‘Bumblebee’, ‘Deadpool’ and ‘The Fighter’. They have also featured in various huge video game titles like ‘Grand Theft Auto’: ‘Vice City’ and in many big commercials.
All tracks Written by Jack Hues & Nick Feldman, except: 01 & 08. by Jack Hues, Nick Feldman & Darren Costin. 03. Written by Jack Hues, Nick Feldman & Peter Wolf. All tracks Published by Spirit Music Group, except: 03. by Spirit Music Group & Universal Music. 07. By EMI Music Publishing.
Produced by John Bryan, Sare Havlicek & Wang Chung.
Programming by Slava Voroshnin.
Synth and Sampler programming by Sare Havlicek.
Orchestral parts performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
Conducted by Jan Chalupecky.
Concert Master – Lucie Svehlova.
Orchestra recorded at Smecky Music Studios, Prague.
Orchestral Recording Engineered by Vitek Kral.
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Supervisor James Fitzpatrick.
Orchestral Arrangements by Pete Whitfield, Nick Feldman, Jack Hues, John Bryan and Sare Havlicek.
Saxophones on Dance Hall Days by Allan Ryder.
Additional Vocals by Baby N’Sola and John Bryan
Mixed by Sare Havlicek at Tokyorama Studio
Additional Engineering by Adam Wren.
Mastered by Ray Staff @ Air Studios.
Instruments used: Roland Jupiter 8, Roland System 700, E-mu Emax, Korg MS20, Moog Source, Yamaha DX7,
Fairlight CM, Fender Stratocaster 1954, Fender Telecaster 1962, Gibson Les Paul 1980, Ibanez Artstar 1984, Gretsch White Falcon 1985, Gretsch White Falcon 2006, Guild Acoustic 1994, Steinberger Bass
Front image “Harmony” by Christy Lee Rogers (www.christyleerogers.com)
Wang Chung logo by Vinny Vero
(P) 2019 August Day
(C) 2019 August Day
1.Dance Hall Days
2. Let’s Go
3. Everybody Have Fun Tonight
4. To Live And Die In LA
5. Overwhelming Feeling
6. Hypnotize Me
7. Space Junk
8. Electric Days
9. The World In Which We Live
10. Everybody Have Fun Tonight [Reprise]