Episode #82: Wang Chung's Jack Hues


The English New Wave / dance pop band, Wang Chung, formed in 1980, and rode a wave of success in the mid-'80s, with such hits as "Dance Hall Days," "Everybody Have Fun Tonight," and "Let's Go," along with the soundtrack to William Friedkin's 1986 crime thriller To Live and Die in L.A., as well as "Fire in the Twilight" from the soundtrack to The Breakfast Club.

In the decades since, the band's music has become synonymous with the '80s, and featured in dozens of films and TV shows. This Friday, May 10, Wang Chung releases Orchesography, which sees original members Jack Hues and Nick Feldman recording reimagined versions of their classic cuts with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

I spoke with Jack Hues by phone about all this and more.


Wang Chung, "Dance Hall Days" (Orchesography)

Wang Chung, "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" (Orchesography)

Wang Chung, "Let's Go" (Orchesography)

Wang Chung, "To Live and Die in L.A." (Orchesography)

Wang Chung, "Fire in the Twilight" (The Breakfast Club OST)