YMMV / Village People

  • Ear Worm: Masters of this. Their best-known songs are basically just a bunch of catchy hooks strung together.
  • Face of the Band: Averted. While Victor Willis was the main singer and songwriter on most of their hits, the other members are well remembered as well due to their costumes.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • The song "Ready For The 80s", especially the line "The 80s promise ev'rything is just gonna be great" considering the massive backlash disco faced before The '80s even began.
    • Also considering their Camp Gay image. The 80s ended up being a horrible time for the gay community.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Can't Stop the Music has Bruce Jenner in a leading role. Three decades before coming out as Caitlyn... (add the movie clearly struggles to juggle the band's Camp Gay tendency with straight content, his casting is even more ironic/adequate)
  • Mexicans Love Speedy Gonzales: The Y.M.C.A and the U.S. Navy both love Y.M.C.A. and In The Navy. Not only are they catchy songs in their own right, whether or not you get the Homoerotic Subtext, they give positive advertising for both out of context.
  • Misaimed Fandom: While the songs aren't critical of their subjects, the Homoerotic Subtext was missed on a lot of people at the time, leading to things like the Navy using "In the Navy" for advertising in an era when they probably wouldn't have if they understood what it was about. (The YMCA, on the other hand, used "Y.M.C.A." on their website long after everyone knew.) It also helps that songs like "Y.M.C.A." and "In The Navy" work fairly well out-of-context so both interpretations are correct in a way if you didn't know what to listen for. note