Can't Stop the Music (song)

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"Can't Stop the Music"
Single by Village People
from the album Can't Stop the Music
B-side "Milkshake", "Liberation"
Released 1980
Format 12"
Recorded 1980
Genre Disco
Length 3:37
Label Casablanca
Writer(s) Jacques Morali
Producer(s) Jacques Morali
Village People singles chronology
"Can't Stop the Music"
"Magic Night"

"Can't Stop the Music" is a song recorded by American disco group the Village People. It was the first release after the exit of original lead singer Victor Willis. Lead vocals are sung by replacement cop Ray Simpson, the song was the first Village People single to underperform, i.e., to not go gold or platinum, though it fared much better in the UK (reaching number 11) and Australia (reaching number 1). It is the title track from the soundtrack album of their feature movie, Can't Stop the Music, which failed to attract an audience, except in Australia.[1]

Puerto Rican boy band Menudo wrote a Spanish-language adaptation of the song, entitled "No Se Puede Parar la Música", in 1981.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
U.S. Billboard Disco Singles 27
Australian Singles Chart 1
Austrian Singles Chart 19
New Zealand Singles Chart 2
Swedish Singles Chart 15
UK Singles Chart 11


  1. ^ "Greatest Box-Office Bombs, Disasters and Flops". Retrieved 2016-10-16. 

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Preceded by
"Turning Japanese" by The Vapors
Australian Kent Music Report number-one single
July 7, 1980 – July 28, 1980
Succeeded by
"Funkytown" by Lipps Inc