To Live and Die in L.A. (Wang Chung song)

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"To Live and Die in L.A."
Single by Wang Chung
from the album To Live and Die in L.A. soundtrack
Released September 25, 1985
Format CD, LP
Genre Pop rock, new wave
Length 4:53
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Nick Feldman, Jack Hues
Producer(s) Jolley & Swain
Wang Chung singles chronology
"Wait"
(1984)
"To Live and Die in L.A."
(1985)
"Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
(1986)
To Live and Die in L.A. soundtrack track listing
"To Live and Die in L.A."
(1)
"Lullaby"
(2)
The Best of Wang Chung track listing
"Wait"
(5)
"To Live and Die in L.A."
(6)
"Hypnotize Me"
(7)

"To Live and Die in L.A." is a single from the soundtrack of the same name by Wang Chung. Released in September 1985, the song rose on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #41.

On the To Live and Die in L.A. DVD audio commentary, director William Friedkin stated to Wang Chung that he “didn’t want a theme song for To Live and Die in L.A.” One day, though, Jack Hues & Nick Feldman gave Friedkin a copy of "To Live and Die in L.A." (to his dismay). Surprisingly, Friedkin was impressed and decided to keep the song as part of the movie and the soundtrack.

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 41
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 21