Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey
Modern Romance Lyrics


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Verse 1
Now When I Hear Those Trumpets And Congas Start To Play
My Heart It Starts A Dancing Down That Argentina Way
I See Carmen Miranda, She's Shuffling On Her Feet
She's Just Another Lover Of That Saucy Salsa Beat

Chorus
Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey, Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey,
Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey, To Help Me Through The Day
Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey, Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey,
Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey, To Help Me Through The Day

Verse 2
We're Flying Down To Rio, Havana Bound Are We
We're Gonna Dance The Mumbo We're A Happy Family
My Best Girl's Dressed In Latin, From Head Down To Her Feet
She's Just Another Lover Of That Saucy Salsa Beat

Chorus

Trumpet Solo

Verse 3
So Why Not Be Like Moosey When The Band Begins To Play
The Conga's Getting Longer As We Dance The Night Away
So Hit Those Old Timbales And Shake That Tambourine
Become Another Lover Of That Saucy Salsa Scene





Chorus

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Modern Romance's song Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey are a celebration of Latin American music and dance culture. The singer of the song confesses his love for the saucy salsa beat that moves his body and makes his heart dance. The song describes the singer's experience of hearing the trumpets and congas playing and feeling the urge to dance to the beat down "that Argentina way". He imagines being in the company of famous Latin American singer and dancer Carmen Miranda, who also loves the salsa beat.


The second verse tells us that the singer is flying down to Rio and is now Havana bound with his family. He and his best girl are dressed like Latin Americans from head to their feet and are happy to be a part of the saucy salsa beat. The message of the song is simple; the singer wants the listener to immerse themselves in the music when they hear the old timbales, shake a tambourine and become another lover of the saucy salsa scene.


Overall, the lyrics of the song are uplifting, offering for the listener a chance to escape into the energy and blissful joy found on a dance floor of Latin American music.


Line by Line Meaning

Now When I Hear Those Trumpets And Congas Start To Play
The singer gets excited and starts to dance when they listen to the trumpet and conga music.


My Heart It Starts A Dancing Down That Argentina Way
The singer's heart starts to dance with joy and they imagine themselves in Argentina.


I See Carmen Miranda, She's Shuffling On Her Feet
The singer sees Carmen Miranda, an iconic Latin American dancer, dancing to the music.


She's Just Another Lover Of That Saucy Salsa Beat
The artist thinks that Carmen Miranda enjoys this type of music too.


Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey, Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey, Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey, To Help Me Through The Day
The artist finds joy and happiness in listening to this music, and it helps them to get through the day.


We're Flying Down To Rio, Havana Bound Are We We're Gonna Dance The Mumbo We're A Happy Family
The singer and their family are excited to go to Rio and Havana, where they plan to dance to the music and have fun.


My Best Girl's Dressed In Latin, From Head Down To Her Feet
The singer's girlfriend is wearing Latin-inspired clothing from head to toe.


She's Just Another Lover Of That Saucy Salsa Beat
The artist's girlfriend also loves this type of music.


So Why Not Be Like Moosey When The Band Begins To Play
The artist encourages others to enjoy the music and dance like Moosey.


The Conga's Getting Longer As We Dance The Night Away
The artist and others are dancing the Conga and having a great time.


So Hit Those Old Timbales And Shake That Tambourine Become Another Lover Of That Saucy Salsa Scene
The singer encourages people to play the timbales and tambourine and become fans of salsa music.


Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey, Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey, Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey, To Help Me Through The Day
The artist once again expresses how much joy this music brings them and how it helps them get through the day.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: GEOFFREY DEANE, DAVID JAYMES

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Comments from YouTube:

@JoseByronGonzalez

No other song brings such a smile to my face and makes everything seem better and brighter. When I've felt down, all I need is some Modern Romance.

@jorgesindonivielma994

No decade surpasses the 80's

@josephlee5280

Simple tune, lyrics and dancing.
What can go wrong!

@Marco_Carrera

The first time I heard this song was at a New Year's party in 1982. It's extraordinary, I love it.

@philmellor4885

Love this. Singer looks like a 1940s spiv...what a look.

@bengunns9500

Thats Geoff Deane who wrote 'you think youre a man' sung by Divine

@IanMadBrit

New Year's Eve, 1981. Cleethorpes. A party. 200 people dancing a conga-line, screaming at the top of their lungs while the two DJs lead them in a 10 minute rendition of this song. What a night :D

@bobhebel4116

Modern Romance really cornered the market on party music in the early 1980s. "Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey" is undoubtedly their best song. It features an even smoother Latin bassline than the one on "Everybody Salsa," the group's biggest hit.

@eduardorodriguez7019

EXCELENTE. RECUERDOS DE UNA ÉPOCA QUE NO VOLVERÁ. LA MÁS FRUCTIFERA DE LA MÚSICA

@budderbendy

Great song and great group sums up the 80's

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