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80s Icons, Wang Chung, to Release Orchestral Make-overs of Their Seminal Tracks


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"Everybody Wang Chung Tonight", a lyric which has passed into popular culture in a way few others have since, is being submitted to lexicographers for consideration to become a recognised verb. Many have debated its meaning over the years but the band and its fans are confident it's unique and quirky appeal give it the winning edge.

Wang Chung, one of the defining bands of the 80s who conquered the UK, US and global charts, return with their original key protagonists, Jack Hues and Nick Feldman. Having become a staple of movie, TV, game soundtracks and commercials over the years, they are releasing an orchestra-boosted version of their seminal track, Dance Hall Days, the first release from a whole album the duo have recently recorded revisiting their pivotal songs with a full orchestra.
The band have had remarkable success over the years in having their music featured across popular culture – even audiences completely oblivious to their 80’s chart success will know their music from:

• Their breakout soundtrack to legendary The Exorcist/French Connection director, William Friedkin’s ‘To Live & Die in LA’,
• ‘The Breakfast Club’,
• ‘Sex and the City’
• ‘Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’;
• ‘Breaking Bad’,
• ‘South Park’
• ‘Mr Robot’
• ‘Bumblebee’
• ‘Deadpool’
• ‘The Fighter’
• Rick Grimes’ first and final episodes in ‘Walking Dead’.

…to name but a few!

A band which have always looked forwards and well as back, Wang Chung have re-recorded some of their iconic tracks, combining their electro-pop, new wave sounds with the full backing of the City of Prague Orchestra. Their combined efforts bring new life to some of their classic tracks, including Dance Hall Days; Everybody have Fun Tonight; Let’s Go and Space Junk. For over 35 years, Wang Chung have enjoyed success around the world, with America, Canada, Australia and the UK in particular taking them to their hearts, with six top 40 hits, including a number one hit.

After a twenty-year break, Wang Chung reformed in 2010 and have successfully toured the world ever since, as well as delivering the critically-acclaimed album of new material, Tazer Up in 2012. Dance Hall Days is prime Wang Chung, a track which has found itself as not only a huge international hit but also cementing itself across TV, film and video games up to the present day. Featuring in films such as Bachelor Party, The Fighter, Deadpool and Bumblebee; TV shows including Breaking Bad, Mr Robot, Saturday Night Live and Glee, not to mention to console phenomenon, Grand Theft Auto, Dance Hall Days sounds as fresh today with its new make-over as it ever has.

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April 18, 2019 10:53am ET by Quite Great  

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