You might’ve heard “Y.M.C.A.” 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.
In case you hadn’t noticed, Trump was big into incorporating “Y.M.C.A.” 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.
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 “Y.M.C.A.’
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 “Y.M.C.A” … 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.