Cruisin' (album)

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Studio album by Village People
Released September 25, 1978
Recorded Sigma Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Disco
Length 35:45
Label Casablanca Records NBLP 7118
Producer Jacques Morali
Village People chronology
Macho Man
Go West
Singles from Cruisin'
  1. "Y.M.C.A."
    Released: November 13, 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B+[1]
Smash Hits 7/10[2]

Cruisin' is the third studio album by the Village People, released on September 25, 1978. Its name carries a double meaning: it may mean just driving around or gay cruising. This became obvious even for straight audiences in 1980, when William Friedkin's movie Cruising was released. Features the hits "Hot Cop" and "Y.M.C.A." which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Y.M.C.A." (Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali, Victor Willis) – 4:47
  2. "Medley: The Women / I'm a Cruiser" (Belolo, Morali, Willis) – 12:57
  3. "Hot Cop" (Belolo, Morali, Willis) – 6:20
  4. "My Roommate" (Belolo, Morali, Willis) – 5:20
  5. "Ups and Downs" (Belolo, Morali, Willis) – 6:21



  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Cruisin'". Robert Christgau. 
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (February 8–21, 1979): 25.