Village People - Macho Man

First performance: 15/07/1978


Coverinfo

Although they have never performed it in full, the E Street Band played and/or Clarence Clemons occasionally sang a line from Macho Man during the band introductions in the middle of Rosalita during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour in 1978. 
 
  • Snippets
during ROSALITA
1978-08-15 Capital Centre, Largo, MD
1978-08-14 Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, VA
1978-08-10 Rochester Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY
1978-08-09 Agora (The), Cleveland, OH
1978-08-05 Louisville Gardens, Louisville, KY
1978-08-04 Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV
1978-07-28 Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, FL
1978-07-18 Jackson Municipal Auditorium, Jackson, MS
1978-07-15 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Macho Man" is the second single recorded by the American disco group Village People. It is the title song of the eponymous album (1978).
 
  
 

Other cover versions

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Lyrics

(Wanna feel my body?) Wanna feel my body, baby?
(Body)
(Such a thrill, my body) Such a thrill, my body
(Body) Yeah, yeah
(Wanna touch my body?) Wanna touch my body?
(Body) Baby
(It's too much, my body) It's too much, my body
(Body) Yeah, yeah
(Check it out, my body) Check it out, my body
(Body) Baby
(Don't you doubt my body) Don't you doubt my body
(Body) Yeah, yeah
(Talkin' 'bout my body) Talkin' 'bout my body
(Body) Well
(Check it out my body) Listen here!

Every man wants to be a macho, macho man
To have the kind of body, always in demand
Jogging in the mornings, go, man, go
Works out in the health spa, muscles glow
You can best believe that he's a macho man
Ready to get down with anyone he can

(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)
(Macho, macho man) Macho man, yeah
(I've got to be a macho man)
I've got to be a macho, macho man, yeah
I've got to be a macho! Ow!

Macho, macho man, yeah
I've got to be a macho man
Macho, macho man, hey, hey
I've got to be a macho!

(Body) Body
(It's so hot, my body) It's so hot, my body, baby
(Body)
(Love to pop my body) Love to pop my body, yeah, yeah
(Body)
(Love to please my body) Love to please my body, baby
(Body)
(Don't you tease my body) Don't you tease my body, yeah
(Body)
(You'll adore my body) You'll adore my body, baby
(Body)
(Come explore my body) Come explore my body, yeah, yeah
(Body)
(Made by God, my body) Made by God, my body, baby
(Body)
(It's so good, my body) Hey!

You can tell a macho, he has a funky walk
His western shirts and leather always look so boss
Funky with his body, he's a king
Call him Mister Eagle, dig his chains
You can best believe that he's a macho man
He likes to be the leader, he never dresses grand

(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)
(Macho, macho man) Macho man, yeah
(I've got to be a macho man)
I've got to be a macho, macho man, yeah
I've got to be a macho! All right!

Macho, macho man, yeah, yeah
I've got to be a macho man
Macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho!
All right!

Uh!
Macho, baby!
(Body) Body, uh
(Body) All right
(Body, wanna feel my body) Body, wanna feel my body
(Body) Baby
(Body) Uh, all right
(Body, gonna thrill my body) Body, gonna thrill my body
(Body) Yeah, yeah
(Body) All right
(Body, don't you stop my body) Body, don't you stop my body
(Body) Yeah, yeah
(Body) Ooh
(Body, it's so hot, my body) It's so hot, so hot, baby
Got you!
Ooh!
So hot, my babe!
My body!
All right!

Every man had ought to be a macho, macho man
To live a life of freedom, machos make a stand
Have their own lifestyle and ideals
Possess the strength and confidence, life's a steal
You can best believe that he's a macho man
He's a special person in anybody's land

(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)
(Macho, macho man) Macho man, yeah
(I've got to be a macho man)
I've got to be a macho, mucho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! Dig the hair on my chest!

(Macho, macho man) Yeah, I said dig my big thick mustache!
(I've got to be a macho man) All right!
I've got to be a macho, mucho, macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! Dig broad shoulders, oh, yeah!

(Macho, macho man) Dig my muscles!
(I've got to be a macho man)
Talkin' 'bout a mucho, mucho, macho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! Dig the hair on my chest!

(Macho, macho man) Macho man, yeah
(I've got to be a macho man)
I've got to be a macho, mucho, macho man
I've got to be a macho! Hey!

Macho, macho man
(I've got to be macho man)
I've got to be a mucho, mucho, macho, macho man
All right
I said I...