Cruisin'

Cruisin'
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Studio album by Village People
Released 1978
Recorded Sigma Sound Studios, New York City
1978
Genre Disco, Pop music
Length 35:45
Label Casablanca Records
Producer Jacques Morali
Professional reviews
Village People chronology
Macho Man
(1978)
Cruisin'
(1978)
Go West
(1979)


For the Smokey Robinson song, see Cruisin' (song). For the video game series, see Cruis'n.


Cruisin' is a 1978 album by the Village People. Its name carries a double meaning: it may mean just driving around or gay cruising. This became obvious even for straight audiences in 1980, when William Friedkin's movie Cruising was released. Features the hits "Hot Cop" and "YMCA" which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing

  1. "Y.M.C.A." (Belolo/Morali/Willis) – 4:47
  2. "Medley: The Women / I'm A Cruiser" (Belolo/Morali/Willis) – 12:57
  3. "Hot Cop" (Belolo/Morali/Willis) – 6:20
  4. "My Roommate" (Belolo/Morali/Willis) – 5:20
  5. "Ups And Downs" (Belolo/Morali/Willis) – 6:21
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Village People is a concept disco group formed in the late 1970s. The group is as well known for its on-stage costumes as for its catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. The members each dress as a police officer, an American Indian chief, a construction worker, a member of the
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Jacques Morali (4 July 1946 - 15 November 1991) was a French music producer, who is best remembered for being the creator and driving force behind the disco group, Village People.
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Village People is a concept disco group formed in the late 1970s. The group is as well known for its on-stage costumes as for its catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. The members each dress as a police officer, an American Indian chief, a construction worker, a member of the
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Macho Man
(1978) Cruisin'
(1978)

Macho Man is the second album by Village People, released in 1978. The album gained success due to its hit singles, "Macho Man" and "Key West." This album was reissued to CD in 1999.
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Go West
(1979) Live and Sleazy
(1979)

Go West is an album by the Village People. It features their hit singles "In the Navy" (#2 on the Billboard Hot 100) and "Go West", of which the Pet Shop Boys made a successful cover in 1993.
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William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an R&B and soul singer,producer, former record company executive, and songwriter. Robinson is noted for being one of the primary figures associated with the Motown record label, second only to the company's founder, Berry
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"Cruisin'" is a 1979 single written, produced, and recorded by Smokey Robinson for Motown Records' Tamla label. One of Robinson's most successful singles outside of his work with The Miracles, "Cruisin" peaked at number-four on the Billboard Hot 100.
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Cruis'n is a racing video game series made by Midway Games under license from Nintendo. The games in the series, from earliest to most recent, with their platform and release year in parentheses, are:
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Village People is a concept disco group formed in the late 1970s. The group is as well known for its on-stage costumes as for its catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. The members each dress as a police officer, an American Indian chief, a construction worker, a member of the
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Born July 29 1935 (1935--) (age 72)
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Other name(s) Hurricane Billy


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Released 1978
Format 7", 12"
Recorded Sigma Sound Studios, New York City
1978
Genre Disco
Length 4:48
Label Casablanca Records
Writer(s) Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali, Victor Willis
Producer(s)
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Henri Belolo is a French music producer, very successful during the disco era. Together with his friend composer Jacques Morali, he notably created the Ritchie Family group and, their most successful group, the Village People.
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Jacques Morali (4 July 1946 - 15 November 1991) was a French music producer, who is best remembered for being the creator and driving force behind the disco group, Village People.
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Victor Edward Willis (born on July 1 1951 in Dallas, Texas) is a singer, songwriter, actor; and original lead singer of the disco group Village People. He was also the original straight member of the group. His persona was the "Cop" and "Naval Officer.
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