How the Heck Does Everybody ‘Wang Chung Tonight’?

This was from the album Mosaic. It reached quantity 2 within the US however solely made it to quantity 76 within the UK. A enjoyable dance tune. In 1986 everyone knew this tune. They might not have preferred it, they might have hated it, they might have liked it, however all of them knew it. It had a seizure-causing spazmatic video to go together with it.

For essentially the most half the message and lyrics appeared fairly easy. All people have enjoyable tonight. Is that what this tune actually meant? Wasn’t there some deeper that means? Oh and by the way in which, what the heck does ‘everyone Wang Chung tonight” imply? Utilizing your bands identify as a verb…actually? Nicely sure, the tune is solely about having good clear enjoyable.

So why did Jack Hues and Nick Feldman resolve to additionally inform everone to Wang Chung tonight? Feldman mentioned “Wang Chung is the sensation, not the phrase. It represents an summary, an escape from pragmatic, advanced concepts. Wang Chung means no matter you need it to imply. Have enjoyable with it. That is the entire concept of the road ‘All people Wang Chung Tonight.’ It may possibly imply a tribal dance, a Viennese waltz, a celebration in New York, or no matter.” Hmmm, appears like an excellent reply. This tune was initially written as a a lot slower, ballad kind tune. Within the unique slower model “Wang Chung” was solely talked about as soon as. That model by no means bought recorded. Producer Peter Wolf inspired a a lot quicker, enjoyable tune.

He additionally advised repeating the ‘Wang Chung’ half many occasions, if for nothing else than band promotion. Hues agreed, he later mentioned “Looking back it was most likely one of many higher business choices we ever made.” The catch phrase ‘everyone Wang Chung tonight’ was cool for some time and nonetheless turns up right this moment right here and there. What do you suppose? You possibly can remark under.

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