The Village People were established during disco’s heyday featuring an act that was interpreted as “part clever concept, part exaggerated camp act.” The group was known for their catchy melodies, eye-catching costumes, and suggestive lyrics. In 1978 they were catapulted into stardom with the release of their second studio album, “Macho Man.” The album was followed by the even more successful third album Cruisin’, which featured the record-breaking hit single, “Y.M.C.A.” “Y.M.C.A.” is the group’s biggest hit to date and is one of less than 40 singles to have sold 10 million (or more) physical copies in the world. The song has been regarded as one of the greatest dance songs to emerge from the 20th century and has maintained relevancy since its initial debut. It is often played at sporting events, weddings and parties throughout the US and Europe. The Village People’s original run spanned eight years from 1977 until 1985 when they entered a two-year hiatus. They returned in 1987 and have continued to tour since, featuring an ever-changing line up that still includes founding member Victor Willis.