Young Talent Time – In The Navy (Audio Only)

From Johnny Young & The Young Talent Team Sing The Hits released on record and cassette in 1980 by J&B Records. This is from the cassette version. In the Nav…

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Village People – In The Navy – Acoustic Cover – Danny McEvoy ft. Jasmine Thorpe

Village People – In The Navy – Acoustic Cover – Danny McEvoy ft. Jasmine Thorpe UK Number 2 March 1979 written by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and Victor Willis.

Who were the village people? Why do they make fun of them? and do they still exist?Lol I thought they were actually people who lived in villages. were any of them gay?

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The group that wrote YMCA. They were chosen almost at random and put together, each representing a different stereotype. At least two of them have died.

There’s a good video of them doing YMCA on YouTube. It’s the original 1978 video of them doing their most famous song. The song became popular because the lyrics were easy to remember, it was funny and fun to mock. They are still around, but the original members have left.

The Village People were a disco band of the late 1970s. The gay-themed group was as well known for their outrageous on-stage costumes (the members dressing up as a police officer, an American Indian chief, a construction worker, a soldier, and a cowboy) as for their catchy tunes and lyrics, which had gay themes but were subtle enough to be missed by many heterosexuals. Although the band sang in English, it has been created (in 1977) and managed by two French musicians, Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo (see picture), who also wrote their songs. It was therefore somewhat artificial, like Frank Farian’s Boney M or Trevor Horn’s Frankie Goes To Hollywood. The band’s name references a well-known gay area of New York City, Greenwich Village. Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo got the inspiration for creating an assembly of American man archetypes while walking through the Village one day and meeting gay men dressed in various fantasy ways. The United States Navy considered using the Village People hit “In The Navy” in a recruiting advertising campaign on television and radio. They contacted Belolo, who decided to give the rights for free with the condition that the Navy helped them shoot the music video. Less than a month later, The Village People arrived at the San Diego Naval base. The Navy provided them with a war ship, several airplanes, and hundreds of Navy men. When the video started showing and the Navy started the planned ad campaign, some newspapers protested using taxpayer money to fund music videos (especially for a morally dubious group). The Navy quickly cancelled the campaign. The scandal tremendously boosted the popularity of the song. Other hits include “Macho Man” and “YMCA” (a song about the YMCA). More than twenty years later, a dance that involves forming these four letters with the dancer’s arms and legs is still popular at office functions and college parties. The group also appeared in their 1980 feature film Can’t Stop the Music, directed by Nancy Walker, written by Allan Carr and Bronte Woodard, music and lyrics by Jacques Morali and starring Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner, and The Village People. The movie “won” the Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay prizes at the 1980 Golden Raspberry Awards in March 1981 and was nominated in almost all the other categories. The real names of the Village People are: Victor Willis (the cop, original, from 1977 till 1980; he co-authored certain songs, notably “In the Navy”) David “Scar” Hodo (the construction worker) Glenn Hughes (the leatherman/biker, original) Alex Briley (the G.I.) Randy Jones (the cowboy) Felipe Rose (the Indian) Ray Simpson (the cop, replacement) Eric Anzalone (the biker, replacement, since 1995) Village People singer Glenn Hughes died of cancer on March 4, 2001. (He is no relation to Glenn Hughes, the former Deep Purple bassist and vocalist.) •Biker (Glenn Hughes) – straight•Cop (Victor Willis) – straight•Cowboy (Randy Jones) – gay•Indian (Felipe Rose) – gay•Sailor (Alex Briley) – gay•Construction Worker (David Hodo) – won’t say