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"Dance Hall Days Came Very Quickly", Jack Hues Wang Chung 2022

Updated: Mar 2, 2023

Wang Chung is an English new wave band formed in London in 1980 by vocalist/guitarist Jack Hues and bassist Nick Feldman. The band's name comes from the Chinese phrase "huáng chéng," which means "yellow bell."

In their early years, Wang Chung performed in London's underground clubs and released their first single, "Isn't It About Time We Were on TV?" in 1980. The song received airplay on BBC Radio 1, and the band began to attract a following.

Wang Chung's breakthrough came with their second album, "Points on the Curve," released in 1983. The album featured the hit singles "Dance Hall Days" and "Don't Let Go," charted in the US and UK. The success of "Points on the Curve" led to Wang Chung touring extensively in the US and Europe.

In 1986, Wang Chung released their third album, "Mosaic," which featured the hit single "Everybody Have Fun Tonight." The song became the band's biggest hit, reaching No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 4 in the UK. The album also included the singles "Let's Go!" and "Hypnotize Me."

Wang Chung released two more albums in the late 1980s, "The Warmer Side of Cool" (1989) and "Huang Chung" (1989), before taking a hiatus in the early 1990s. During this time, Hues and Feldman pursued solo projects.

The band reunited in the late 1990s and released the album "The Remix Collection" in 1997, which featured remixes of their biggest hits. In 2005, Wang Chung released the album "Tazer Up!," which featured new material.

Over the years, Wang Chung's music has been featured in numerous films, TV shows, and commercials, including the movie "To Live and Die in LA" (1985), the TV series "The Goldbergs," and an ad campaign for Budweiser beer.

Today, Jack Hues and Nick Feldman continue to perform as Wang Chung, touring and releasing new music.

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