Macho Man (album)

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Macho Man
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 27, 1978
RecordedSigma Sound Studios, New York City in 1977
ProducerJacques Morali
Village People chronology
Village People
Macho Man
Singles from Macho Man
  1. "I Am What I Am"
    Released: 1978
  2. "Macho Man"
    Released: February 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic[1]2.5/5 stars
Christgau's Record GuideC[2]
Rolling Stone[3]Favorable

Macho Man is the second studio album[1][3][4] 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.

Side 1
1."Macho Man"5:14
2."I Am What I Am"5:38
Side 2
1."Key West"5:46
2."Medley: Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody" (Leonello Casucci, Irving Caesar / Spencer Williams, Roger A. Graham)4:37
3."Sodom and Gomorrah"6:15

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[5] 5
Canadian Albums (RPM)[6] 21
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 6
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 37
US Billboard 200[9] 24
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[9] 31
Zimbabwean Albums (ZIMA)[10] 11


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[11] 3× Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b Hamilton, Andrew. "The Village People – Macho Man (AllMusic review)". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ a b 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. ^ a b Androite, John-Manuel (2001). Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco. Harper Entertainment. p. 88.
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc)|format= requires |url= (help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 29, No. 26, September 23 1978". Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "Tous les Albums de l'Artiste choisi". InfoDisc. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  8. ^ " – Village People – Village People". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "The Village People – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on October 5, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  10. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: albums chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  11. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Village People – Macho Man". Music Canada.
  12. ^ "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