Everybody Have Fun Tonight

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"Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
Single by Wang Chung
from the album Mosaic
B-side "Fun Tonight: The Early Years"
Released 13 September 1986
Recorded 1986
Length 4:47
4:15 (7" version)
Label Geffen
Producer(s) Wang Chung
Wang Chung singles chronology
"To Live and Die in L.A."
"Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
"Let's Go!"
Mosaic track listing
"Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
"Hypnotize Me"
The Best of Wang Chung track listing
"Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
"Dance Hall Days"
Music video
"Everybody Have Fun Tonight" on YouTube

"Everybody Have Fun Tonight" is a song performed by the new wave group Wang Chung, released as a single from their album Mosaic in 1986. Collaboratively written by Jack Hues, Nick Feldman, and Peter Wolf, it reached #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on Christmas 1986 behind "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles. It also hit #1 on the Canada RPM Top 100 Singles chart the week of January 17, 1987.

After their breakup in 1991, Wang Chung reunited in 2005 to perform this song on the television show Hit Me, Baby, One More Time.

The song is featured on numerous 1980s compilation albums and still receives some radio airplay across the United States.

It has appeared in the "#2s" episode of VH1 Classic's One Hit Wonders series, even though the band had one more top 10 single, "Let's Go", in April 1987.

Track listing[edit]

7": Geffen / 7-28562 (USA)[edit]

  1. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight (edit)"
  2. "Fun Tonight: The Early Years"

7": Geffen / GEF 13F (UK)[edit]

  • Side One
  1. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight (edit)"
  2. "Fun Tonight: The Early Years"
  • Side Two
  1. "Dance Hall Days"
  2. "Don't Let Go"

7": Geffen / P-2193 (JPN)[edit]

  1. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight (edit)"
  2. "Fun Tonight: The Early Years"

12": Geffen / 0-20551 (USA) and TA 2589 (UK)[edit]

  • Side One
  1. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight (12 Inches of Fun)" - 6:45
  2. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight (edit)" - 3:59*
  • Side Two
  1. "Everybody Dub Tonight" - 6:02*
  2. "Fun Tonight: The Early Years" - 4:12

*times as indicated on record label (not actual)

12" (Promo): Geffen / PRO-A-2581 (USA)[edit]

  • Side One
  1. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight (Edit)" - 3:59
  • Side Two
  1. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight (LP Version)" - 4:47

Music video[edit]

Wang Chung in the original music video for "Everybody Have Fun Tonight".

Two music videos were made for the song.

The first music video, directed by Godley & Creme, featured scenes of the band playing in a wood-lined room with very rapid editing between different takes of the same performance, giving an appearance similar to flip book-style animation. Wang Chung, additional musicians and dancers are seen in several formations throughout the video, including in close portrait and seated along a row of chairs, the seating arrangement of which was changed with each take.

A second version of the video was shot and debuted shortly after the first.


Chart (1986–87) Peak
UK Singles Chart 76
Canada RPM Top 100 Singles 1
US Billboard Hot 100 2
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs 4
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 25

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Position
US Billboard Hot 100 12