Sex Over the Phone (song)

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"Sex Over the Phone"
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Single by Village People
from the album Sex Over the Phone
Released1985
Format12"
Recorded1984
GenreHi-NRG[1][2]
Length4:22
LabelCasablanca
Songwriter(s)Jacques Morali, Bruce Vilanch, Fred Zarr
Producer(s)Jacques Morali
Village People singles chronology
"Magic Night"
(1980)
"Sex Over the Phone"
(1985)
"Far Away in America"
(1994)

"Sex Over the Phone" is a song recorded by American disco group the Village People. It reached number 59 on the UK Singles Chart.

The BBC banned the song because of its content - credit card dirty phone calls.[3]

Content[edit]

The lyrics deal with phone sex, and the video for the song has become an internet phenomenon. The song reflects the overall theme of the Village People album Sex Over the Phone, which are "safer sex" practices. There are two versions of this song: the original (4:22) version has a mid-tempo beat, and the Club versions (6:26 and 4:15) have a faster beat.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 59

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Dylan (2012). "The Village People". The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music. Bedford Square Books. ISBN 978-1-90912-200-0.
  2. ^ Walters, Barry (30 March 1999). "People who love People". The Advocate. Here Publishing: 90. ISSN 0001-8996.
  3. ^ Juke Magazine 13 February 1985.