'Weird Al' Yankovic Week: A Parody Party!
It was a big week for fans of parody music! "Weird Al" Yankovic dropped his new album, "Mandatory Fun," where he poked fun at a slew of hit songs including parodies of Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Pharrell and Robin Thicke.
Here's a rundown of "Weird Al" songs and videos that he gifted to the world this week:
"Handy": Parody of Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX’s “Fancy,” where the singer takes on a mustache-sporting blonde handyman character or HGTV's worst nightmare!
"Foil": Parody of Lorde’s “Royals,” a song that starts off as lesson in food safety, but then takes a left turn into an Illuminati-filled cautionary tale.
"Tacky": Parody of Pharrell’s “Happy,” a style lesson from the singer in a video filled with celebrity cameos including Jack Black, Margaret Cho, Aisha Tyler and Kristen Schaal and Eric Stonestreet.
"Word Crimes": Parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” a lesson in better grammar complete with a references to Prince, "Lost" and emoji characters.
-- Jesse Spero
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