Macho Man (album)

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Macho Man
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Studio album by Village People
Released February 27, 1978
Recorded Sigma Sound Studios, New York City in 1977
Genre Disco
Length 27:23
Label Casablanca
Producer Jacques Morali
Village People chronology
Village People
(1977)
Macho Man
(1978)
Cruisin'
(1978)
Singles from Macho Man
  1. "I Am What I Am"
    Released: 1978
  2. "Macho Man"
    Released: February 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic[1] 2.5/5 stars
Robert Christgau[2] C
Rolling Stone[3] Favorable

Macho Man is the second studio album by Village People, released on February 27, 1978. The album gained success due to its hit singles, "Macho Man" (US Billboard pop chart #25) and "Key West." Rolling Stone said of the album, "It seems certain to become the first out-and-out disco album without John Travolta on its cover ever to be certified platinum".[4]

This album was reissued to CD in 1999.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali, Peter Whitehead and Victor Willis, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Macho Man" 5:14
2. "I Am What I Am" 5:38
3. "Key West" 5:46
4. "Medley: Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" (Leonello Casucci, Irving Caesar / Spencer Williams, Roger A. Graham) 4:37
5. "Sodom and Gomorrah" 6:15

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Canada Albums (RPM)[5] 21
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 37
US Billboard 200[7] 24
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 31

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[8] 3× Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[9] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. "The Village People – Macho Man (AllMusic review)". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Macho Man". Robert Christgau. 
  3. ^ Schneider, Mitchell. "The Village People – Macho Man (Rolling Stone review)". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ Androite, John-Manuel (2001). Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco. Harper Entertainment. p. 88. 
  5. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 29, No. 26, September 23 1978". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Village People – Village People". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "The Village People – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on October 5, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Village People – Macho Man". Music Canada. 
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Village People – Macho Man". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

  1. Macho Man