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Sex Over the Phone (song)

"Sex Over the Phone" is a song recorded by American disco group the Village People. It reached number 59 on the UK Singles Chart.

"Sex Over the Phone"
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Single by Village People
from the album Sex Over the Phone
Released1985
Format12"
Recorded1984
GenreHi-NRG[1][2]
Length4:22
LabelCasablanca
Songwriter(s)Jacques Morali, Bruce Vilanch, Fred Zarr
Producer(s)Jacques Morali
Village People singles chronology
"Magic Night"
(1980)
"Sex Over the Phone"
(1985)
"Far Away in America"
(1994)

The BBC banned the song because of its content - credit card dirty phone calls.[3]

ContentEdit

The lyrics deal with phone sex, and the video for the song has become an internet phenomenon. The song reflects the overall theme of the Village People album Sex Over the Phone, which are "safer sex" practices. There are two versions of this song: the original (4:22) version has a mid-tempo beat, and the Club versions (6:26 and 4:15) have a faster beat.

Village

Village People were planning on doing an updated version of Sex Over The Phone for their comeback album with “Hot Cop” Victor Willis after his 28 year absence. The premise of the video would include Victor Willis in a Minions theme thong. The new members of Village People who are a bunch of new non musical types would recreate the original 1985 video using modern phones with Willis’ life partner Kevin as the role of the female lead in the video. Plans were scrapped in favor of an ill attempted Christmas EP which received mostly negative reviews.

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1985) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 59

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jones, Dylan (2012). "The Village People". The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music. Bedford Square Books. ISBN 978-1-90912-200-0.
  2. ^ Walters, Barry (30 March 1999). "People who love People". The Advocate. Here Publishing: 90. ISSN 0001-8996.
  3. ^ Juke Magazine 13 February 1985.