8th Wonder (The Sugarhill Gang album)

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8th Wonder
The 8th Wonder.jpg
Studio album by The Sugarhill Gang
Released 1981 (1981)
Recorded 1980–1981
Genre Old-school hip hop
Label Sugar Hill
Producer Sylvia Robinson
James Cullimore
The Sugarhill Gang chronology
Sugarhill Gang
(1980)
8th Wonder
(1981)
Rappin' Down Town
(1983)

8th Wonder is the second album by rap group The Sugarhill Gang. The album was released in 1981 for Sugar Hill Records and was once again produced by Sylvia Robinson and James Cullimore. Though not as successful as the group's previous album, the album did feature the minor hits "8th Wonder" and "Apache" and featured an appearance by another Sugar Hill Records rap group, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five on "Showdown"

Release Date Note[edit]

This page previously listed the album's release date as November 24, 1982 and as such many other publications cited this page when referring to that date. Although the exact date is unknown, several sources indicate that the album was released in late 1981:

  • Copyright date is 1981 on album's rear cover
  • Discogs[1], MusicBrainz[2] list a 1981 release date
  • Debut at #66 on Billboard's Soul LPs chart on January 16, 1982[3]
  • Review in Cashbox issued December 19, 1981[4]
  • Album cover appears in special "Record World Salutes Sugar Hill" insert within Record World issued August 1, 1981[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Funk Box"8:05
2."On the Money"5:25
3."8th Wonder"3:56
4."Apache"6:09
5."Showdown" (featuring Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five)5:41
6."Giggalo"3:51
7."Hot Hot Summer Day"3:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sugarhill Gang - 8th Wonder". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Release "8th Wonder" by The Sugarhill Gang - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 2018-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Soul LPs" (PDF). Billboard: 57. January 16, 1982. 
  4. ^ "Reviews - Album" (PDF). Cash Box: 13. December 19, 1981. 
  5. ^ "Record World Salutes Sugar Hill" (PDF). Record World: Photo on page 18 of insert (opposite page 28). August 1, 1981.