Saturday, July 29, 2006

Number 988 - Village People


Number 988

Village People

"You Can't Stop The Music"

(1980)
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Genre:Disco
Now how can Rolling Stone leave this little gem out of their top 500 of all time????
Ok everyone stop running to their closets and sit back down in your chair!
I told you that this 1000 songs Of All Time was going to be different, and i bet you Village People have made more money of their music than some of Rolling Stone Top 500 artists ever have. (don't make me prove it, it just irritates me by having to tell you "told you so")
Question: Why are/were they so successful?
Answer: No idea
But how many people do you see get up at a party/club dancing to the song YMCA?
Shitloads!
I rest my case your honour
What does Rolling Stone think of Village People?
Let us now praise famous men: the Cowboy, the Construction Worker, the Sailor, the Indian, the Traffic Cop, and the Leather Biker. Strange as it would have seemed in 1977, the Village People have become one of the disco decade's most enduring phenomena. There is not a sporting event, wedding reception, or monster-truck rally in the country where anyone would be surprised to hear "Y.M.C.A.," even though it's a disco anthem about gay sex at the gym, sung by six men who looked like they were just getting home from their Halloween party in mid-November. The Village People were originally recruited by disco producer Jacques Morali to chant and grunt over explicitly gay-themed club hits such as "Macho Man" and "San Francisco (You've Got Me)." But his rhythm tracks were so undeniable -- that pumping bass, those splashy horns -- and the costumes so lovable that the group turned into a surprise crossover hit. Middle America got a massive crush on the Village People, even after straight people started to figure out exactly why it's so much fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A. ~ [Source Rolling Stone - From 2004's The New Rolling Stone Album Guide]
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at (Nope they hated it) and the Album ranked at Number (Nope, doesn't even know its out yet)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 47.5 out of 108
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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

good choice sir I would rather dance to this song than some of the rolling stones choices..it was a very popular song in that decade and is still coming through today for this generation.

1:50 pm  
Blogger crowbarred said...

absolutley, even the youngies like it, its timeless therefore its a classic

12:54 am  

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