Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wang Chung: Everybody Have Fun Tonight

When they released their first recordings in 1980, Wang Chung was known as Huang Chung; however, a move to Geffen Records and the frequent mispronunciation of the band’s name as “Hung Chung,” its identity was rebranded as Wang Chung in 1983. While the band had five Top 40 singles as well as several dance hits and rock tracks, their best selling 45 was 1986’s “Everybody Have Fun Tonight.” It may be the only Top 10 record that frequently utters the artist's name within its lyrics.

The single came from their fourth LP “Mosaic” and charted in the US at #2. Kevin Godley and Lol Creme of 10cc fame produced the video for this track. Because stop motion photography was used, a number of video outlets refused to play it because of the fear that it would cause seizures. “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” is currently used as the bed for Pop-Tarts® latest “JoyliciousTM” commercial. Hence, it is this week’s TV Thursday hit.

12” Dance Mix

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