Sex Over the Phone

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Sex Over the Phone
Studio album by Village People
Released 1985
Recorded 1984
Genre Dance-pop, club dance, Hi-NRG
Length 37:09
Label Black Scorpio, CBS
Producer Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo
Village People chronology
Fox on the Box
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Sex Over the Phone
The Best of Village People
(1994)The Best of Village People1994
Singles from Sex Over the Phone
  1. "Sex Over the Phone"
    Released: 1985
  2. "New York City"
    Released: 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars link

Sex Over the Phone is the ninth and final studio album by the Village People. The title track, "Sex Over the Phone", had some airplay in Europe, but did not reach the height of the group's earlier releases. As gay subtexts are often found in Village People songs, some have suggested that themes in this album refer to safer sex due to the emergence of AIDS within the gay community during the 1980s. The album is also notable for the appearance of new lead singer, Ray Stephens, who also played Roy on the children's television show The Great Space Coaster during the same period.

The cover photo for the album sees the group donning updated versions of their iconic costumes, after having mostly dropped the imagery (on album covers, at least) several years earlier (see Renaissance).

The 1999 CD release includes the 1999 club mix of the title track. In 2009, the album was released in digital format through online music retailers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sex Over the Phone" – 4:22
  2. "New York City" – 6:00
  3. "Just Give Me What I Want" – 6:12
  4. "I Won't Take No for an Answer" – 4:28
  5. "Power of the Night" – 5:58
  6. "Sexual Education" – 5:32
  7. "Sensual" – 4:37
  8. "Sex Over the Phone" (New Recorded Club Mix) – 4:15 (bonus track on 1999 CD re-release)


Chart (1985) Peak
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[1] 47
  1. ^ " – Village People – Sex Over The Phone". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 7, 2017.