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Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Music "Dance Hall Days"

I have been very busy with work and Cub Scouts, I take a bit of time here and there to try to keep up with my blogroll.  Todays song is "Dance Hall Days" by Wang Chung.  it is the quintessential 80's song.  When anybody be it video game or movie of the 80's will have this song in it.  This song got a lot of airplay on MTV....back when they actually played music.   This song is one of the reason why I liked the 80's decade.  The music video's told a story to accompany the song.  You can see the change of the music video's as the decade progressed.

"Dance Hall Days" is one of Wang Chung's most popular and best known hit singles. It was released in 1984 on the album Points on the Curve. This was their only song to make the Top 75 charts in the UK, narrowly missing the Top 20. In the U.S. it peaked at #16 on the Hot 100, reached #8 on the Mainstream Rock radio chart, and went all the way to #1 on the Dance/Disco chart, their highest showing on the latter two charts.

Single by Wang Chung
from the album Points on the Curve
B-side"There Is a Nation"
Released14 January 1984
FormatCD, LP, cassette
RecordedAbbey Road Studios, 1983
GenrePop rock, New Wave
LabelGeffen Records
Writer(s)Jack Hues

"Dance Hall Days" in popular culture
  • A remix version can be heard during the frat party scene in The Sure Thing.
  • In the commercial, the animated Lincecum character is chastised for listening to the song. The actual Lincecum intones, "and we don't listen to that", as they are driving and listening to music.[1][2]
  • The song is briefly heard playing during a party in the Breaking Bad episode "Over", apparently a reference to the 80's crime dramas such as Scarface and To Live and Die in L.A. which the series ironically recalls.
  • In the American version of Wilfred, the song plays in the montage of Ryan and Wilfred practicing their dance routine in the episode "Avoidance".

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