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4.2 out of 5
29 Ratings
29 Ratings
Vegans guy

Disco lives on

The Village People are a big part of the disco era of the 70's, and it shows in this collection... They are still making music today by the way..

Awesomsauce1003

Meh.

So I’m not a fan of their background stories (you know what I’m talking about). I have no problem with the music, it’s just hard to appreciate these guys knowing their ominous past before they became a band

Chiefy1021

Love this

Amazing

About Village People

Part clever concept, part exaggerated camp act, the Village People were worldwide sensations during disco's heyday and keep reviving like the phoenix. Producer Jacques Morali in 1977 assembled a group designed to attract gay audiences while parodying (some claimed exploiting) that same constituency's stereotypes. Songwriters Phil Hurtt and Peter Whitehead were tabbed to compose songs with gay underpinnings, and roles and costumes were carefully selected; among them were a cowboy, biker, soldier, policeman, and construction worker complete with hard hat. The group clicked first in England with the single "San Francisco (You Got Me)" in 1977, then reaped stateside honors with "Macho Man" in 1978. "Y.M.C.A." and "In the Navy" were worldwide smashes, both peaking at number two on the pop charts. After two more successful singles, "Go West" and "Can't Stop the Music," the group's fortunes plummeted, in large part due to their participation in the ill-fated film also titled Can't Stop the Music. ~ Ron Wynn

ORIGIN
New York, NY
GENRE
Pop
FORMED
1977

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