YMCA Song Won't Change Despite Y's Name Change
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "YMCA")
VILLAGE PEOPLE: It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A. It's fun to stay at the YMCA.
RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
The announcement that the Young Man's Christian Association is shortening its acronym still further from YMCA to the younger, more Tweetable, The Y. It could be a great loss to song fests at weddings, baseball games and bar mitzvahs. The Village People say they are deeply dismayed by the organization's change, and, quote, "Still can't help but wonder why."
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