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Village People
Formation <ul><li>In 1977 producer, Jacques Morali, assembled the group to attract gay audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Their l...
Biggest Hits <ul><li>Y.M.C.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Village People </li></ul><ul><li>Macho Man </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco...
Quotes <ul><li>“That pumping bass, those splashy horns and the costumes so loveable that the group turned into a surprise ...
Lyrics Every man wants to be a macho macho man  to have the kind of body, always in demand  Jogging in the mornings, go ma...
Lyrics cont. <ul><li>The lyrics of their music is to express the joy of being gay </li></ul><ul><li>It also expresses the ...
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  1. 1. Village People
  2. 2. Formation <ul><li>In 1977 producer, Jacques Morali, assembled the group to attract gay audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Their location of origin was New York City, New York </li></ul><ul><li>Songwriters Phil Hurtt and Peter Whitehead were tabbed to compose songs with gay underpinnings that involved roles and carefully selected costumes </li></ul>
  3. 3. Biggest Hits <ul><li>Y.M.C.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Village People </li></ul><ul><li>Macho Man </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco (You’ve got me) </li></ul><ul><li>Key West </li></ul><ul><li>Sodom Gomorrah </li></ul><ul><li>In the Navy </li></ul><ul><li>Go West </li></ul><ul><li>My Roommate </li></ul><ul><li>Ready for the 80’s </li></ul><ul><li>Liberation </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t Stop the Music </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Cop </li></ul>
  4. 4. Quotes <ul><li>“That pumping bass, those splashy horns and the costumes so loveable that the group turned into a surprise crossover hit.” (Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone) </li></ul><ul><li>“Their music is still danceable music. It’s happy music.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Retired Hollywood department store worker) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lyrics Every man wants to be a macho macho man to have the kind of body, always in demand Jogging in the mornings, go man go works out in the health spa, muscles glow You can best believe that, he's a macho man ready to get down with, anyone he can Young man, there's a place you can go. I said, young man, when you're short on your dough. You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find Many ways to have a good time. Come on baby let's you and me swing Love the way I please, don't put no chains on me If you got the time, you could do it, do it What I need is love, that's all I'm thinking of Take me to the bay, lead me to it, now, now San Francisco... oh I love ya yeah...
  6. 6. Lyrics cont. <ul><li>The lyrics of their music is to express the joy of being gay </li></ul><ul><li>It also expresses the idea of having gay sex and enjoying bodily pleasures </li></ul><ul><li>The music is aimed at pumping up gay audiences and encourage them to get up and dance around </li></ul>

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