Village People

Village People

 

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Village People is an American disco group well known for their on-stage costumes depicting American masculine cultural stereotypes as well as their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Originally created by Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo to target disco's gay audience by featuring popular gay fantasy personae,[1] the band quickly became popular and moved into the mainstream. The group scored several disco and dance hits internationally, including three hits in the US, "Macho Man, "In the Navy", and their biggest hit, "Y.M.C.A.".

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Y.M.C.A.
 
"Y.M.C.A." is a song by the American disco group Village People.
Go West
 
"Go West" is a song by the American disco group Village People.
Cruisin'
 
Cruisin' is the third studio album by the American disco group Village People, released on September 25, 1978.
Macho Man
 
"Macho Man" is the second single recorded by the American disco group Village People.

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Popular Albums17

Album Appearances & References2

Popular Songs13

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Minor Film Appearances & References3

TV Shows12

Book References & Influences2

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers3

Other Music-Related Relationships6

Awards & Nominations3

Popular Tours1

Band Members10

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Videos1

Spotify - Albums & Singles28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On2

 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts2

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Our Opinion: The Village People save stroke victims
  –  October 26, 2017
Who would have guessed? The Village People — the '70s disco band with the "cop" lead singer — might actually have a part in saving lives. A new parody of the band's hit song "YMCA" is corny, catchy and a bit unsettling. However, it might just prevent ...
Village People Group Shakeup Rocks Upcoming Streamy Awards
  –  September 14, 2017
Willis went on to criticize the lineup for being what he deemed a "karaoke" act, and blasted them for using backing tracks during their live performances rather than a live band. At the height of the AIDS crisis, Village People -- consisting of both gay ...
The Village People frontman has returned but the other members don’t accept it
  –  August 20, 2017
The original frontman and co-founder of the Village People has returned to the group, but the other members aren’t happy. Victor Willis, who player the cop in the original lineup, returned after a 38-year hiatus. The other band members have said that ...
Village People founder calls ex-band members ‘karaoke’ act
  –  August 16, 2017
THE Village People’s Australian tour has become ground zero for a disco showdown between rival members of the iconic pop group. Original singer Victor Willis has returned to the group he co-founded in 1977 and left two years later. Willis, the voice (and ...
Our Opinion: The Village People save stroke victims
  –  October 26, 2017
Who would have guessed? The Village People — the '70s disco band with the "cop" lead singer — might actually have a part in saving lives. A new parody of the band's hit song "YMCA" is corny, catchy and a bit unsettling. However, it might just prevent ...
Disco Icons The Village People Face Tangled Court Battle From Former Member and Label
  –  October 6, 2017
Amid celebrating their 40th anniversary with a world tour, disco legends The Village People are now facing a court battle entangling several former creative partners that challenges the group's very name. The lawsuit comes at the hands of Can't Stop ...
Village People scored hits years ago, but the original Cowboy is now climbing the charts
  –  August 30, 2017
At the end of 1979, Jimmy Carter was still president. A gallon of gas could be had for 65 cents. And Village People, the disco group featuring Raleigh native Randy Jones, appeared on the Billboard pop charts for the last time with the ironically titled ...
Village People founder calls ex-band members ‘karaoke’ act
  –  August 16, 2017
THE Village People’s Australian tour has become ground zero for a disco showdown between rival members of the iconic pop group. Original singer Victor Willis has returned to the group he co-founded in 1977 and left two years later. Willis, the voice (and ...

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