|Single by Ted Nugent|
|from the album Scream Dream|
|Genre||Hard rock, Heavy metal|
"Wango Tango" is a song written and recorded by US hard rock musician Ted Nugent.The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #86. One of Nugent's best known songs, it has been a staple of his live performances for many years.
Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements. It is typified by a heavy use of aggressive vocals, distorted electric guitars, bass guitar, drums, and often accompanied with keyboards.
Theodore Anthony Nugent is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and political activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock. After playing with the Amboy Dukes, he embarked on a solo career.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play, and online streaming in the United States.
Allmusic reviewer Bret Adams has praised the song as "addictive" and "wickedly catchy", also marking it as an 'album pick' for being one of the best tracks of parent album Scream Dream .However, it was ranked seventh on Guitar World's list of the "100 Worst Guitar Solos".
Scream Dream is the sixth studio album by American hard rock musician Ted Nugent. The album was released in June 1980, by Epic Records. A live performance of "Scream Dream" has appeared on the TV show Fridays. The last studio album to feature founding drummer Cliff Davies.
Guitar World is an American monthly music magazine for guitarists, published since July 1980. It contains original interviews, album and gear reviews, and guitar and bass tablature of approximately five songs each month. The magazine is published 13 times per year. Formerly owned by Harris Publications, Future US bought the magazine in 2003. In 2012, NewBay Media bought the Music division of Future US. The latter company also published a spin-off title, Guitar Legends, each issue of which typically combined past articles from Guitar World under a specific theme. The first Guitar Legends was on Eddie Van Halen. In 2018, Future acquired NewBay Media, returning Guitar World to Future US.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||86|
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