Cruisin' (album)

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Cruisin'
Cruisin1978.jpg
Studio album by Village People
Released September 25, 1978
Recorded Sigma Sound Studios, New York City
1978
Genre Disco
Length 35:45
Label Casablanca
Producer Jacques Morali
Village People chronology
Macho Man
(1978)Macho Man1978
Cruisin'
(1978)
Go West
(1979)Go West1979
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 American disco group 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 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. "Medley: The Women / I'm a Cruiser"  – 12:57
  3. "Hot Cop" – 6:19
  4. "My Roommate" – 5:20
  5. "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 (MegaCharts)[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*
Germany (BVMI)[26] Gold 250,000^
United States (RIAA)[27] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Cruisin'". Robert Christgau. 
  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). 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. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Village People; 'Crusin)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  27. ^ "American album certifications – Village People – Crusin'". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH