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Here is an incomplete list of people who have danced to “Y.M.C.A.,” in no particular order:

former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell

a group of cheerleaders in the audience at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, who were the first people to spell out the letters with their arms

the New York Yankees stadium grounds crew during the fifth inning of home games 

pretty much every kid bar mitzvahed between 1980 and 1998

a fleet of men in Speedos during the “pseudo-biographical” musical about the Village People, Can’t Stop the Music

around 70 percent of the guests at my cousin’s Catholic wedding 

Oakland Coliseum security guards (while dressed as construction workers) 

An excerpt from Nicole Pasulka’s essay on the Village People, Wanted: Macho Men with Mustachesfrom the current music issue