Sebuah Peninggalan Menarik dari Disco Era: Y.M.C.A.

Datang dari disco era, Y.M.C.A. adalah hit milik grup Amerika Village People. Lagu ini pernah menjawarai tangga lagu baik di Amerika maupun Inggris. Y.M.C.A. menjadi salah satu dari sekitar 40 single yang berhasil terjual lebih dari 10 juta copy.


Y.M.C.A. adalah singkatan dari Young Men’s Christian Association, yang umumnya terkait dengan gym yang sering menyediakan perumahan sementara untuk laki-laki. The Village People ingin bercerita tentang YMAC sebagai tempat ‘gaul’nya anak laki-laki. Dalam lirik tidak mengandung referensi tertentu tentang gay, namun konon lagu ini sering diasosiasikan dengan dengan kaum gay.

Pada masa kini, lagu yang dirilis Village People tahun 1978 dalam album Cruisin’ ini masih saja populer.
Y.M.C.A. masih dimainkan di banyak acara olahraga di Amerika Serikat dan Eropa. Biasanya digunakan sebagai latar aneka tarian dengan penampakan empat huruf tersebut. Tahun 2009 Y.M.C.A. masuk dalam Guinness World Book of Records saat lebih dari 44.000 orang menari diiringi lagu ini di Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas, pada tahun 2008. Lagu ini juga masuk di urutan ke-7 pada The 100 Greatest Dance Songs of the 20th Century.

Y.M.C.A.

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 whatever 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 whatever 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 jive ...

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?

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