Cruisin' (Village People album)

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Cruisin'
Cruisin1978.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 25, 1978
RecordedSigma Sound Studios, New York City
1978
GenreDisco
Length35:45
LabelCasablanca
ProducerJacques Morali
Village People chronology
Macho Man
(1978)
Cruisin'
(1978)
Go West
(1979)
Singles from Cruisin'
  1. "Y.M.C.A."
    Released: November 13, 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars link
Christgau's Record GuideB+[1]
Smash Hits7/10[2]

Cruisin' is the third studio album by the American disco group Village People, released on September 25, 1978. Its title is a double entrendre: 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 number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album was briefly rereleased in 2003 as YMCA in continental Europe.[3]

Track listing[4][edit]

All songs written by Jacques Morali & Victor Willis.

  1. "Y.M.C.A."  – 4:47
  2. "The Women"   - 5:54
  3. "I'm a Cruiser"  – 7:03
  4. "Hot Cop" – 6:19
  5. "My Roommate" – 5:20
  6. "Ups and Downs" – 6:21


Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[5] 16
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 1
Belgian Albums (BEA)[7] 2
Canadian Albums (RPM)[8] 2
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[9] 6
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 2
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 1
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 1
Icelandic Albums (Tonlist)[13] 4
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[14] 27
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[15] 6
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[16] 5
Portuguese Albums (Musica & Som)[17] 10
Spanish Albums (AFE)[18] 6
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 3
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 2
UK Albums (OCC)[21] 24
US Billboard 200[22] 3
Zimbabwean Albums (ZIMA)[23] 9

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[24] 4× Platinum 400,000^
France (SNEP)[25] Gold 100,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[26] Gold 50,000^
Germany (BVMI)[27] Gold 250,000^
United States (RIAA)[28] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: V". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 19, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (February 8–21, 1979): 25.
  3. ^ https://www.amazon.co.uk/ymca-cd-village-people/dp/B00006JS8S?ie=UTF8&ref_=ntt_mus_dp_dpt_17
  4. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/jury-decides-village-people-ymca-779420
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc)|format= requires |url= (help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, NSW. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Village People – Cruisin'" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Hits Of The World, Page 77 February 24 1979". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 30, No. 21, February 17 1979". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Village People – Cruisin'" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  10. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 263. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  11. ^ "Tous les Albums de l'Artiste choisi". InfoDisc. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  12. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  13. ^ "Tonlist Top 40". DV. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  14. ^ "Oricon Archive - Village People". Oricon. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Village People – Cruisin'". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Village People – Cruisin'". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  17. ^ "Hits Of The World, Page 87 April 28 1979". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  18. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Village People – Cruisin'". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Village People – Cruisin'". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  21. ^ "Village People Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  22. ^ "The Village People – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on October 5, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  23. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: albums chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  24. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Village People – Cruisin'". Music Canada.
  25. ^ "French album certifications – Village People – Crusin'" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  26. '^ "Dutch album certifications – Village People – Cruisin'" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 16 March 2019. Enter Cruisin in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  27. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Village People; 'Crusin)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  28. ^ "American album certifications – Village People – Crusin'". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.