Wang Chung was formed in Great Britain by vocalist Jack Hues (Jeremy Ryder) and bassist Nick Feldman. They started working together in the late 1970's in a band called The Intellektuals, and then later in a band called 57 Men. After these projects fell apart, Huang Chung was formed (the name change to Wang Chung came later).
Huang Chung released a few singles early in the 80's. Although the singles did not chart, they did catch the attention of Arista Records, who signed the band in 1981. Their first self-titled studio album, Huang Chung, was not a success. After moving to Geffen Records, they changed their name to Wang Chung (easier to pronounce). As Wang Chung, the album Points on the Curve was released in 1984. This album featured four hit songs: "Don't Be My Enemy", "Wait", "Don't Let Go" and "Dance Hall Days". Their next release, for the To Live and Die in L.A. movie soundtrack in 1985, featured the title track as a song that charted at 21 (Billboard). The band's 1986 release, Mosiac, was also successful. Songs from this album you might remember include "Everybody Have Fun Tonight", "Let's Go", and "Hypnotize Me". Their final release of the 80's, The Warmer Side of Cool (1989), did not do nearly as well, but still featured the the song "Praying to a New God".
For the greater majority of the 1990's, Wang Chung went on Hiatus as the duo of Hues and Feldman worked on other projects. By 1997, they were back together, releasing new material for a greatest hits release. They have continued limited activity well into the 2010's, such as their concert at the Rewind Festival in Perth, Australia in 2012. The Wang Chung Discography is as follows:
- 1982: Huang Chung
- 1984: Points on the Curve
- 1985: To Live and Die in L.A. Soundtrack
- 1986: Mosaic
- 1997: Everybody Wang Chung Tonight: Wang Chung's Greatest Hits
- 1989: The Warmer Side of Cool
- 2002: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Wang Chung
- 2010: Abducted by the 80's
- 2012: Tazer Up!