Friday, August 14, 2009

Political Confusion Test (21 of 21)- Village People vs. The Oak Ridge Boys

Today, we finally conclude our Political Confusion Test series by asking folks if they would prefer the music of The Village People or The Oak Ridge Boys.

The Village People were formed in the late 1970s and the original members included police officer (Victor Willis), American Indian chief (Felipe Rose), cowboy (Randy Jones), construction worker (the late Glenn Hughes) and military man (Alex Briley). The band's costumes were inspired by the gay night life scene in Grenwich Village.

Hit songs for the group included "YMCA," "Macho Man," "Go West" and "In the Navy."

Former lead singer Ray Simpson who replaced Willis as the cop recently threw out a first pitch at a Florida Marlins game.

The Oak Ridge Boys were actually formed way back in 1945! The current lineup includes Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, Joe Bonsall and Richard Sterban.

Originally called the Oak Ridge Quartet, the group focused on gospel music. They moved to Columbia Records in 1973, and they finally made it big in 1981 with their smash hit single "Elvira."

This has been a fun series (the entry was in June!), but like all good things it must come to an end.

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