We want to be a social movement for young people and with young people. The song has become a sports-arena anthem. Upon its release, the YMCA threatened to sue the band over trademark infringement. You have to be very careful of what you say to not offend. Netherlands Dutch Top 40 . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Find The Village People research".
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Netherlands Single Top . In the gay culture from which the Village People sprang, the song was implicitly understood as celebrating the YMCA's reputation as a popular cruising and hookup spot, particularly for the younger men to whom it was addressed. Or maybe they weren't all that comfortable with some of the perceived double entendres in front man Victor Willis' lyrics. Archived from the original on February 20, Please relocate any relevant information into other sections or articles. The YMCA's original position on the song was that they didn't like it. Willis immediately picked up on the dance and mimicked the hand movements back at the audience as other Village People members stared at him with puzzled looks.
It is one of fewer than 40 singles to have sold 10 million or more physical copies worldwide. Well first of all, the song was never written about anything to do with gay. Archived from the original on February 14, Retrieved March 29, Netherlands Dutch Top 40 . Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day.