Weird Al Yankovic pretty much spans my musical consciousness. I was in high school when a friend brought in something he had taped off the radio. It was the song Another One Rides the Bus – a parody of Queen’s then current hit Another One Bites the Dust. It was by some guy calling himself Weird Al Yankovic. It was played on the Dr. Demento show. (Anyone other than me remember that?)
Al is back once again showing that no matter what genre or artist is popular he can turn it around and make a song and video at least as entertaining as the original (if not more.)
Here’s Word Crimes, his version of Blurred Lines, and it’s the one with the message for all bloggers. Other than featuring annoying pop ups from Vevo instead of naked models, it beats the original by a large margin.
Now here’s Foil, his version of Royals. Yes, that’s Patton Oswalt as the director.
Finally, here’s Tacky, his version of Happy. You’ve got to love all the familiar faces he got to be in the video. Can you name them all?
Rock on, Al.