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Weird Al Yankovic

'Weird Al' Gives Us the Most Accurate College Fight Song of All Time

Originally posted 07/18/2014 01:55PM

As hardcore "Weird Al" Yankovic fans know, the pop parodist doesn't just spoof the latest hits of artists like Pharrell and Iggy Azalea. He also records wacky songs that parody entire genres, as is the case with "Sports Song," the latest music video from Yankovic's Mandatory Fun, which takes aim at the underappreciated genre of college fight songs.

With the help of a marching band, Yankovic spells out in exhaustive detail exactly why his team is going to win and your team is going to lose.

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Weird Al's Latest Parody Spoofs 'Fancy' with 'Handy' (Because He's a Handyman)

Originally posted 07/17/2014 12:55PM

If you are the type of person who enjoys lyrics about grout, you may have just found your new summer jam.

"Weird Al" Yankovic is releasing a music video every day this week to promote his latest album, Mandatory Fun. Thursday's target? Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," which Yankovic reimagines as "Handy," a song all about how Yankovic's narrator is good at fixing things. Sort of a one-joke premise, to be sure, but we guarantee it'll win you over by "glue dat, glue dat."

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'Weird Al' Explains the Many Benefits of Aluminum Foil in His 'Royals' Parody

Originally posted 07/16/2014 01:05PM

To promote his new album Mandatory Fun, "Weird Al" Yankovic is releasing a new music video every day. (You could say he's pulling a Beyoncé, if not for the fact that Yankovic did it first.)

Wednesday's video is "Foil," a spoof of Lorde's "Royals" that illuminates many of the helpful properties of tinfoil. Yankovic begins by explaining how the material can protect your leftovers and then goes on from there. (Any more information would probably spoil it – no pun intended.)

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'Weird Al' Announces New Album – Plus, Our Five Favorite Yankovic Parodies

'Weird Al' Announces New Album – Plus, Our Five Favorite Yankovic Parodies

Originally posted 06/16/2014 03:25PM

Fans of polka-themed song parodies, rejoice! "Weird Al" Yankovic announced Saturday via Twitter that he'd be releasing his 15th album (and first since 2011's Alpocalypse) on July 15.

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Hear Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Parody by Weird Al

Originally posted 04/20/2011 04:55PM

Weird Al Yankovic was thrilled when he came up with a parody idea for Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," off her forthcoming album of the same name, due out May 23.

Only problem? He says Gaga, 25, apparently wasn't having it.

"Gaga decided not to give me permission to release the song," he wrote in a blog post titled "The Gaga Saga" on Wednesday.

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