Everybody Wang Chung the Night Thread 5/10

Everybody have fun tonight!

Everybody Wang Chung tonight.

Nick Feldman and Jack Hues form the core of Wang Chung.  Jack Hues, incidentally, is a pseudonym, and a French one at that. It’s pronounced “j’accuse”.

The band was formerly called “Huang Chung”, which translates to “yellow bell” in Mandarin (a reference to the first note in the Chinese music scale).  The name change happened when big wigs at the record label suggested that English speakers would have trouble pronouncing “Huang”. And thus began years of an unintentional double entendre.

“Everyone Have Fun Tonight” was the band’s biggest hit, topping out at #2 on the US Billboard chart. The successfully transformed all the world into Babylon with their ship of fools, sailing on.