Wango Tango (song)

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"Wango Tango"
Single by Ted Nugent
from the album Scream Dream
Genre Hard rock, Heavy metal
Label Epic Records
Songwriter(s) Ted Nugent

"Wango Tango" is a song written and recorded by US hard rock musician Ted Nugent. [1] The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #86. [2] 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.

Ted Nugent American rock musician

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<i>Billboard</i> Hot 100 Song chart in U.S

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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 . [3] However, it was ranked seventh on Guitar World's list of the "100 Worst Guitar Solos". [4]

<i>Scream Dream</i> 1980 studio album by Ted Nugent

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.

<i>Guitar World</i> magazine

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Chart positions

Chart (1980)Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 10086

See also

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This article lists the solo discography of American hard rock musician and vocalist Ted Nugent.

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  2. ""Wango Tango" . Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic . Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  3. Bret Adams. "Scream Dream - Ted Nugent | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic . Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  4. "100 Worst Guitar Solos". Guitar World . Retrieved 2018-03-06.