Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Weird Al" Releases A New Album and 8 Videos

>> Attention all parody fans, people in need of a laugh, and people with nothing else better to do!: "Weird Al" is back with a new album, titled Mandatory Fun, and 8 new music videos to go with it.

>> Let's start with a personal favorite, shall we? Through using Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" as a base, "Weird Al" Yankovic has created a parody that is truly music to my ears.  The track is called "Word Crimes" and references phrases that don't mean what you think they mean, common grammatical errors, and some annoying shorthand frequently used in social media.  You can watch the video for this song below.

>> "Word Crimes" is a song off of "Weird Al"'s new album, Mandatory Fun, which was released earlier this week.  The album also includes the songs "Foil" (based on "Royals" by Lorde), "Tacky" (based on "Happy" by Pharrell Williams), among many more.  The video for "Foil" can be seen on the CollegeHumor YouTube channel, and the video for "Tacky" can be seen through Nerdist.  Check each day this week for a new video as a part of the #8videos8days project to promote Mandatory Fun.

- Written by Kate Russell

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