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Miracle: Happy Summer from William Hung
     

Miracle: Happy Summer from William Hung

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by William Hung
 
Thousands of years from now, when the world has changed five times over and the state of popular music in the early part of the new millennium is archived in a museum, there's a good chance that the name William Hung will emerge as its representative. The logic behind this reasoning? Like the strongest and most hideous of cockroaches, Hung just simply refuses to give

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Thousands of years from now, when the world has changed five times over and the state of popular music in the early part of the new millennium is archived in a museum, there's a good chance that the name William Hung will emerge as its representative. The logic behind this reasoning? Like the strongest and most hideous of cockroaches, Hung just simply refuses to give up and expire. And while there's usually some merit in tenacity and persistence, there comes a time when a cultural phenomenon like Hung needs be put to rest; regardless of how desperate he is to hang on to threads of his relevancy and cash himself in. And then comes Hung's third record in almost two years, 2005's Miracles: Hung in the Sun, which kicks off with an atrocious rendition of Barry Manilow's "It's a Miracle," complete with a backing-session band that could be mistaken for a MIDI file. And the trauma doesn't let up, either; songs by 98°, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Billy Ray Cyrus, Richard Marx, and Randy Newman all fall into the jaws of Hung and emerge maimed and only mildly recognizable. When Hung goes for the high notes on the Beach Boys' "Surfin USA," it is an unapologetic blasphemy against Brian Wilson that the producers of Miracles would even let Hung near a microphone as he desecrates such a timeless summer anthem with his vocal excrement. Tiny Tim was an eccentric novelty with a shroud of surreal charm about him, and Hung is no Tiny Tim. Even a mild resemblance to Tim would be a significant improvement over "Happy Summer From William Hung." Without the help of Simon, Paula and Randy, Hung would still be just another fixture at a local karaoke night; further proof that television on Fox does more harm than good. Hopefully Hung will fade into the mists of bad pop culture references and trends (anyone remember the Dell guy?) sooner than later. Otherwise, we'll have a rather serious problem on our hands.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2005
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923994527
catalogNumber:
9945

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Performance Credits

William Hung   Primary Artist,Vocals
Peter Fontaine   Vocals
Fredrick Ford   Background Vocals
Maria See   Background Vocals
Giorgio Trovato   Background Vocals
Alan Smithee   Guitar
Aby Cruz   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Barry Manilow   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Mauro DeSantis   Programming
Richard Marx   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Jack Norworth   Composer
Richard Dombrowski   Art Direction
G. Dicaccamo   Composer
Giuseppe D.   Producer,Audio Production
Albert Von Tilzer   Composer
Pepe   Programming
Pepe   Programming
Dee "Pitboss" Sonaram   Executive Producer
Mauro P. DeSantis   Programming

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Will.I.Hung gets all g'd up for his latest lyrikal assault on ya'll. The H-Unit squad will be bangin' in tha club like you wouldn't believe, ya heard? Featuring numerous guest vocals from the likes of E-Loc Fuzzy (aka Elmo the Muppet), Lil' Shorty-Pants (aka Emmanuel Lewis in his fiercest performance since "Ain't To Short for X-mas), and Ja Rule, this will mos' definitely rock the pens right out of your pocket protectors and shake u out of your Birkenstocks, ya feel me! Word up and one love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
william hung is the best hes got a p h d and hes kicking your butt hes funny hes adorable his music is very danceable kids all over the world should be listening to william hung he is after all a real doctor p s my review is now over and william hung is the best of the best