Go West (Village People album)

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Go West
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Studio album by Village People
Released March 26, 1979
Recorded 1978
Genre Disco
Length 30:33
Label Casablanca
Producer Jacques Morali
Village People chronology
Cruisin'
(1978)Cruisin'1978
Go West
(1979)
Live and Sleazy
(1979)Live and Sleazy1979
Singles from Go West
  1. "Go West"
    Released: 1979
  2. "In the Navy"
    Released: December 24, 1979

Go West is the fourth studio album by the Village People, released on March 26, 1979. It features their hit singles "In the Navy" (#3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, #2 in the UK Top 40) and "Go West", of which the Pet Shop Boys made a successful cover in 1993.

This album was reissued to CD in 1999.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau(B-) [2]
Smash Hits5/10[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali and Victor Willis.

  1. "In the Navy" – 5:39
  2. "Go West" – 4:10
  3. "Citizens of the World" – 5:32
  4. "I Wanna Shake Your Hand" – 4:40
  5. "Get Away Holiday" – 5:22
  6. "Manhattan Woman" – 5:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Jimmy Lee - guitar
  • Tom Polite - piano
  • Russell Dabney - drums
  • Nathaniel Wilkie - keyboards
  • Rodger Lee - rhythm guitar
  • Crusher Bennett - percussion
  • Richard Trifan - synthesizer
  • Alfonso Carey - bass guitar

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[4] 8
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 22
Belgian Albums (BEA)[6] 6
Canadian Albums (RPM)[7] 2
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[8] 8
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 2
French Albums (SNEP)[10] 9
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11] 14
Icelandic Albums (Tonlist)[12] 6
Italian Albums (AFI)[13] 15
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[14] 18
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[15] 28
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[16] 4
Spanish Albums (AFE)[17] 14
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 11
UK Albums (OCC)[20] 14
US Billboard 200[21] 8
Zimbabwean Albums (ZIMA)[22] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[23] 3× Platinum 300,000^
France (SNEP)[24] Gold 100,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[26] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. "Go West - The Village People". Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: Album: Village People: Go West". Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (May 17–31, 1979): 25. 
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, NSW. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Village People – Go West" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Hits Of The World, Page 95 June 9 1979". Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2017. 
  7. ^ "RPM: Village People (albums)". RPM Magazine. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Village People – Go West" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "Tous les Albums de l'Artiste choisi". InfoDisc. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  12. ^ "Tonlist Top 40". DV. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  13. ^ "Gli album più venduti del 1979". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Oricon Archive - Village People". Oricon. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Village People – Go West". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Village People – Go West". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  17. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Village People – Go West". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Village People – Go West". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  20. ^ "Village People | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  21. ^ "The Village People – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on October 5, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  22. ^ Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: albums chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  23. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Village People – Go West". Music Canada. 
  24. ^ "French album certifications – Village People – Go West" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  25. ^ "British album certifications – Village People – Go West". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Go West in the search field and then press Enter.
  26. ^ "American album certifications – Village People – Go West". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH