8th Wonder (album)

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".

8th Wonder
The 8th Wonder.jpg
Studio album by
GenreOld-school hip hop
LabelSugar Hill
ProducerSylvia Robinson
James Cullimore
The Sugarhill Gang chronology
Sugarhill Gang
8th Wonder
Rappin' Down Town
Singles from 8th Wonder
  1. "8th Wonder"
    Released: 1980
  2. "Apache"
    Released: 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Commercial performanceEdit

The album debuted at #66 on Billboard's Soul LPs chart on January 16, 1982[2]

Track listingEdit

1."Funk Box"8:05
2."On the Money"5:25
3."8th Wonder"3:56
5."Showdown" (featuring Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five)5:41
7."Hot Hot Summer Day"3:27


Chart (1982) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 15
US Billboard 200[4] 50


  1. ^ allmusic
  2. ^ "Billboard Soul LPs" (PDF). Billboard: 57. January 16, 1982.
  3. ^ "Sugarhill Gang Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Sugarhill Gang Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2018.