Weird Al, the genius we've all loved since the 80's had the great idea to release a new single every day for the next 8 days (if my memory serves me properly). I'll edit this post as time goes along. I wanted to make an easy one stop place to view them all as they come out. Figured others would like that as well, so here we go.
Tacky: Parody of "Happy" by Pharrell Williams
Word Crimes: Parody of "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke
Foil: Parody of "Royals" by Lorde
Handy: Parody of the god-awful song "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea
Sports Song: Weird Al Original
Weird Al has that uncanny ability to mock every single marching song every written without making fun of a single one. He took that "Captain Obvious" approach.
First World Problems: Style parody of Pixies
There is nothing more annoying than spoiled little brats who don't know how good they got it bitching about things other kids in the very same country couldn't even imagine. Actually, on second thought, odds are they know exactly how well they have it and that's why they constantly tweet about it; like it's the new kind of bragging. Let us remember, however, there is a large difference between "first world problems" and "rich little twats with more self-entitlement than brains problems". I'm also pretty sure first world problems differ greatly in LA and NYC than other places of the country. I don't even know anyone who drinks lattes, let alone has a gardener......though I could use one of each right about now.
Lame Claim to Fame
I find it really cool how he included Dr. Demento in this video. If it weren’t for the original DJ of audio dysfunction, for all we know, Weird Al may only be known as Al.
Not exactly what I was expecting to the finale of the week and a day of Weird Al, but we'll take it.
Reportedly this song suppose to be in the styling of Crosby, Stills & Nash but I hear something more the lines of jam band thank folk rock. Either way, I enjoy the irony this style was used for such a capitalistic theme. At the same time I hate it because it reminds me of work. It's my day off; I don't need to be reminded of work, thank you.
But anyway, now the short-lived marathon is over, it's time to buy Weird Al's new album.