Weird Al. Yes. He's back. Weird Al was off the music scene for almost three years, now he's "Yankovicing our chain" with his ever-so-clever new album Mandatory Fun. The title itself is enough to make you want to pull out our parody dancing shoes and boogie.
Weird Al is all about fun, and admit it, we can all use more of that in our lives. So, buckle up and get ready because everyday this week, Weird Al will release a hot video from his newest album, per Gizmodo. Today's Weird Al video release is Word Crimes, a fantastic mockery of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines. Now, this is a hilarious version of the song. Not to mention, Weird Al spared us the controversial nonsense Robin Thicke added to his version, giving us reason enough alone to enjoy it even more than the original.
During an interview with NPR, Weird Al was asked why he named his album Mandatory Fun. Stating that he always found this oxymoron amusing, Weird Al thought it would be appropriate for this album, which is his last in his thirty-two year run in the music industry.
When asked specifically about Word Crimes, his parody of Blurred Lines, Weird Al tells NPR that he set out to find a completely different angle on the popular song, and after searching YouTube.com, he found that no one had actually made it into a song about the proper use of grammar. So, there you have it. A Weird Al original in all its glory.
Weird Al likes to run his ideas past his daughter, per NPR. And because Blurred Lines has been extremely controversial, he chose to go a wholesome direction. Wholesome? Hmm... Weird Al admits that is how he was raised, and explains that his art, comedy and music is like an extension of his personality. It wasn't intentional for him to be a family-friendly artist, but Weird Al admits it is a wonderful thing. His concerts consist of a mixture of generations, and have become "a family bonding experience," Weird Al tells NPR.
Weird Al's approach in the music industry has served him well, giving him a career in which many of his songs have become more popular than the original artist's version, and over three decades of hot selling albums. Who doesn't love Weird Al?
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