You might’ve heard ‘YMCA’ being played A LOT lately from both Dems and Republicans — a testament that it’s still got pull on both sides of the aisle … according to the guy who wrote it.
Village People founder Victor Willis — the cop in the group — tells TMZ … he just loves the fact his band’s iconic earworm has seeped into the political arena this election cycle — even if that means it was heavily kickstarted by Donald Trump at rallies.
Donald Trump has tweeted a two minute video of himself dancing to YMCA by the Village People.
The video has been watched more than 15 million times today. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/HqoOeQSNVX
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) November 3, 2020
In case you hadn’t noticed, Trump was big into incorporating ‘YMCA’ as a go-to tune during his final blitz across the country — often dancing to it on stage, which actually got made into a 2-minute long compilation clip in sync with the song. So, yeah … it’s been revived.
Of course, on Saturday … the song was sorta hijacked by Biden supporters in Philly who danced to it while trolling Trump supporters from across the street (who were actually playing it) … this as Joe Biden was announced as the projected winner of the 2020 election.
And of course to top it off, one of the songs of the election – claimed by Donald Trump from both sides of the gate in Philly #Election2020 #YMCA pic.twitter.com/cY3rU39cFK
— Sam Piranty (@sampiranty) November 7, 2020
On that front, Victor tells us that’s A-OK too … everyone’s invited to sing it. So long as the track continues to get play — not to mention climb back up on the charts, which it’s also doing for the first time in literally decades — he’s good with anybody getting down to ‘YMCA.’
As we told you, Victor had already signaled it was cool for DT to use the track — and he reiterated that here with us as well … saying he had no plans to sue Trump or his campaign.
If anything, it sounds like Victor is grateful to Trump for resurrecting not just ‘YMCA’ … but also ‘Macho Man,’ another Village People classic. Alec Baldwin even sang a rendition of it on ‘SNL’ this weekend, so it’s all Village People all the time, it seems, these days.
To Victor, that just speaks to the universality of his music — and the message of overcoming obstacles that apply to just about any and everybody who’s going through adversity.
BTW, he tells us he voted for Biden … but he ain’t mad at Trump over this boon of good fortune.