Macho Man (song)

"Macho Man"
Single by Village People
from the album Macho Man
B-side "Just a Gigolo"
Released February 1978
Format 7", 12"
Recorded Sigma Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Disco
Length 3:30 (7" 45 rpm)
5:21 (12"/LP)
Label Casablanca Records
Writer(s) Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo, Victor Willis and Peter Whitehead
Producer(s) Jacques Morali
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Village People singles chronology
"I Am What I Am"
"Macho Man"

"Macho Man" is the second single recorded by the American disco group Village People. The song "bubbled under" the charts during summer 1978 before picking up substantial airplay that August. It became the Village People's first charting hit, peaking at number 25 in the United States.[1] A medley with "I Am What I Am" and "Key West" reached number 4 on Billboard's Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart.[1] On the survey of Chicago radio superstation WLS-AM, "Macho Man" spent two weeks at number 3.[2]

Background and writing

Village People cowboy Randy Jones recalled, "The Monday after Thanksgiving (1977), we signed contracts and the Tuesday after, we were in studio recording "Macho Man," with Victor Willis' handwritten lyrics that were written in the morning with egg stains and coffee rings on it. Everything was happening that quickly."[3]

Chart performance

Weekly charts

Chart (1978) Peak
Australia KMR [4] 3
Canadian RPM Top Singles [5] 16
New Zealand [6] 7
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 25
U.S. Billboard Disco Singles 14

Year-end charts

Chart (1978) Rank
Australia [4] 6
Canada [7] 153
New Zealand [6] 40
U.S. (Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual)[8] 166


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  3. E! True Hollywood Story, Village People, 2000
  4. 1 2 "Australian Chart Book". Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  5. "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  6. 1 2 "Top Selling Singles of 1978 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". 1978-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  7. "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  8. Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  9. Martyn, Warren; Wood, Adrian (2000). "Homer Loves Flanders". BBC. Retrieved 2007-03-21.
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