Village People Y.M.C.A Lyrics Meaning and Video

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Y.M.C.A is music from Village People's biggest sold out song which was written by the the famous band in 1978. In reality, it is the  single featured track from the Cruisin music album . But this song has also been remixed and added to other albums from village people.

You can jump to the meaning of YMCA lyrics here.

The song was able to reach number 2 on the United States charts during the 70's and reached number 1 in the United Kingdom at the same time.

 It sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. The song still remains very famous and is constantly played at many sports events in the United States.

It has also been entered into the Guiness Book of records when over 44,000 people danced to the tune live at the 2008 sun bowl game organized in El Paso Texas.

Y.M.C.A has also been listed on VH1's top 100 Greatest dance songs of the 20th century. Other dance group members with cheerleader have invented a choreographic moves to fit the song. One of the movements involves moving the arms to form the letters Y-M-C-A as they are sung in the chorus.

Yarms outstretched and raised upwards
Mmade by bending the elbows from the 'Y' pose so the fingertips meet over the chest
Carms extended to the left
Ahands held together above head

Village People Y.M.C.A is the highest and the top most sold out albums from the producer Henry Belolo and Jacques Morali. The band's group members toured many countries with this song and was written by the group member Willis. Village People Y.M.C.A lyrics talks about men who are not accepted at their societies and that they should come to Y.M.C.C which is the Young Men's Christian Association. And that they shouldnt worry and shouldnt feel down. The music gives motivation to the abandoned one showing them a place to go and will be happy there.

village people ymca Video Lyrics

Village People "Y.M.C.A." LYRICS

Young man, there's no need to feel down.
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be unhappy.

Young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

They have everything for you men to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...

It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal,
You can do what about you feel ...

Young man, are you listening to me?
I said, young man, what do you want to be?
I said, young man, you can make real your dreams.
But you got to know this one thing!

No man does it all by himself.
I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf,
And just go there, to the y.m.c.a.
I'm sure they can help you today.

It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

They have everything for you men to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...

It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal,
You can do what about you feel ...

Young man, I was once in your shoes.
I said, I was down and out with the blues.
I felt no man cared if I were alive.
I felt the whole world was so tight ...

That's when someone came up to me,
And said, young man, take a walk up the street.
There's a place there called the y.m.c.a.
They can start you back on your way.

It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

They have everything for you men to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...

Y-m-c-a ... you'll find it at the y-m-c-a.

Young man, young man, there's no need to feel down.
Young man, young man, get yourself off the ground.

Y-m-c-a ... you'll find it at the y-m-c-a.

Young man, young man, there's no need to feel down.
Young man, young man, get yourself off the ground.

Y-m-c-a ... just go to the y-m-c-a.

Young man, young man, are you listening to me?
Young man, young man, what do you wanna be?

Village People YMCA Lyrics Meaning

On popular request, i have decided to examine the meaning behind Y.M.C.A.  What inspired village people and what was their main motive to this hilarious song. I dont know but lately this song has been receiving more page views. so i read the lyrics well again and this is what i came up.

Y.m.c.a. remains for "Young people's Christian Association," which is normally connected to the exercise centers that frequently give makeshift lodging to men. The Village People sing about the YMCA as a spot where you can hang out with all the young men. It's inferred that this is even more a disguised sort of spot to accumulate in-the-storage room gay young people so they can leave their stresses and inconveniences behind and let detached. While the verses don't contain any particular gay references, the tune turned into a gay hymn.

Makers Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo in 1977 gathered a group intended to draw in gay gatherings of people while satirizing (some asserted misusing) that same voting demographic's generalizations. Musicians Phil Hurtt and Peter Whitehead were tabbed to make melodies with gay underpinnings, and parts and outfits were deliberately chosen; among them were a rancher, biker, warrior, policeman, and development laborer complete with hard cap.

The songwriting credit on "Y.m.c.a" goes to Morali, Belolo and Victor Willis, who was the policeman in the gathering.

A typical confusion was that Village People were an all-gay troupe. Just rancher Dave Forrest and indian Felipe Rose were gay; the rest were straight, yet they all assumed gay generalization parts in light of the fact that the gathering was advertised to the GLBT group connected with disco at the time. Thinking back, its sort of ludicrous to believe that discos were "a gay thing" (no one was having suspicions of, say, John Travolta), however individuals didn't ponder these things in 1978. (much obliged, Alexander - Ciudad Ojeda, Mexico, for over 2)

This melody has a move connected with it where individuals structure the letters with their arms. It is regularly performed at weddings and different festivals, and is to a great degree well known as it simple to do. The Village People presented the move moves when they performed the melody, and throughout the years they have some of the time given guidelines on the most proficient method to do it accurately.

 They say the most well-known mix-ups are in the M and the C: the M is accurately made by touching your fingers before you, not by putting your fingers on your shoulders like you're calling a 20-second timeout. The C happens when dance experts make the motion to the right, which to the crowd looks floundered. The right approach to make the C is to the left, so it would appear that a C to individuals confronting you.

The Village People made a feature for this tune, which was uncommon for American acts in 1978, since there was no MTV. In Europe, nonetheless, there were a lot of people more places to show features, and that is the place the Village People cut got the most perspectives. At the point when MTV propelled in 1981, they played a great deal of features from British acts and a couple of they had from American acts like Devo, yet the Village People evidently didn't fit their arrangement.

In 2008, Spin magazine requested some from the Village People about this melody. Here are a portion of the reactions:

Randy Jones (cowhand): When I moved to New York in 1975, I joined the Mcburney YMCA on 23rd Street. I took Jacques (Morali) there three or four times in 1977, and he cherished it. He was interested by a spot where an individual could work out with weights, play b-ball, swim, take classes, and get a room. Besides, with Jacques being gay, I had a ton of companions I worked out with who were in the porno business, and he was awed by gathering individuals he had seen in the features and magazines. Those visits with me planted a seed in him, and that is the way he got the thought for "Y.m.c.a." - by truly setting off to the YMCA.

David Hodo (development laborer): We had completed our third collection Cruisin', and we required one more tune as a filler. Jacques composed "Y.m.c.a." in around 20 minutes - the tune, the chorale, the layout. At that point he offered it to Victor Willis and said, "Fill in the rest." I was a bit incredulous about some of our hits, yet the moment I listened "Y.m.c.a.," I knew we had something uncommon. Since it seemed like a business. Also everybody likes advertisements. "Y.m.c.a." surely has a gay beginning. That is the thing that Jacques was deduction when he thought of it, on the grounds that our first collection [1977's Village People] was potentially the gayest collection ever. That is to say, take a gander at us. We were a gay gathering. So was the melody kept in touch with commend gay men at the YMCA? Yes. Completely. What's more gay individuals cherish it."

At the point when Spin asked Y.m.c.a. media relations supervisor Leah Pouw about this melody, she answered: "We at the Y.m.c.a. commend the tune. It's a positive proclamation about the Y.m.c.a. what's more what we offer to individuals all as far and wide as possible."

This is an exceptionally famous melody at brandishing occasions, particularly baseball amusements was the meaning where it is frequently played between innings. The melody plays at Yankee Stadium when the grounds team digs the infield. The team stops to perform that arm signals at the suitable times.

The Village People saw this melody as close to a collection filler, yet Neil Bogart, the president of their record mark, saw its potential and settled on the choice to push it.

The YMCA re-marked its name and logo to its famous handle, "The Y" on July 11, 2010. The meaning of name switch came after exploration showed numerous individuals didn't comprehend what the association did. Town People fans inhaled a sigh of alleviation when the lead vocalist of the first gathering, Victor Willis, discharged an announcement to say the change won't influence the melody. He included that the move that jives with it, in which members utilize their arms to make the state of each one letter, is setting down deep roots too.

Structurally, this is fundamentally the same to the first Village People single, "San Francisco (You've Got Me)." Both melodies manufacture to a claimed, 4-syllable serenade: Y-M-C-A, San-Fran-Cisc-O.

Jacques Morali composed the music and delivered both tracks, so this bodes well. The lyricists were distinctive, be that as it may, as lead vocalist Victor Willis had supplanted Phil Hurtt and Peter Whitehead in this part - something that earned him an extraordinary arrangement in sovereignties. As per Hurtt, Willis undermined to stop if Phil was brought again to compose verses.

Village People YMCA Guitar Chords Meaning

Strum = down up down up

    G                   G                      Em
  Young man theres no need to feel down i said young man pick your
Em                           C                   C               
self of the ground i said   young man cause your in a new town theres no
 D   C  D  C  G  D     G                        G 
need to be un ha py    young man theres a place you can go i said
(only strum down) 

Em                              Em                     C
young man   when your short out on your dough you can stay there  and im
C                            D      C    D   C   G    D 
sure you will find many    ways   to  have  a  good time    D
                              (strum down for this bit)

D                       G                           EM
Its fun to stay at the  Y M CA  its fun to stay at Y M CA   
             Am                         Am
they have everything for a young man to enjoy
         D7                             D7                    G
you can hang out with all the boys   its fun to stay at the YMCA its fun to 
             EM                             AM                         
stay at the YMCA you can get yourself clean you can have a good meal you 
can do waht ever you feel   D7 G
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  1. why are most people refering this as gay music. it is actually based on your state of mind. what ever feeling you are feeling it will implies to your situation. not necessarily a gay music. even though a gay perfect might relate to it if they are being looked upon as outsiders in their neighborhood. bu actually this music is a general one referring to a young man who should go to YMCA town where they will be safe. i dont think this is really a gay music.


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