July 2, 2014


Look Out Iggy, Lorde, Pharrell: Weird Al Is Parodying Your Hits

UPDATE (7/14): Watch all the released music videos from Al's just-released Mandatory Fun including "Tacky," "Word Crimes" and "Foil" right here.

Original Story: "Weird Al" Yankovic revealed the tracklist for his 14th studio album today and, as always, today's chart toppers aren't safe from the iconic comedian-musician's ridiculous parodies. Based on the spoof master's song titles for Mandatory Fun, it's safe to draw conclusions about a few songs (h/t Stereogum).

We knew an Iggy Azalea parody was coming when footage of Weird Al begging the MC for permission surfaced, and now we have new track names to further speculate. "Handy" or "Tacky" is probably a parody of Iggy's "Fancy," but we think either could also work a spoof of Pharrell's "Happy" ("Because I'm tackyyyyyy"). 

"Foil" sounds like a dead-ringer for a spoof of Lorde's "Royals" and "Word Crimes" is probably Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." And it might be a stretch, but perhaps "Inactive" is a take on Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive"? And there's gotta be a Macklemore spoof in there somewhere, right?

Take a look at the tracklist below. Are there any other hits you think Al is eyeing?

1. "Handy"
2. "Lame Claim To Fame"
3. "Foil"
4. "Sports Song"
5. "Word Crimes" 
6. "My Own Eyes" 
7. "NOW That’s What I Call Polka!" 
8. "Mission Statement"
9. "Inactive" 
10. "First World Problems"
11. "Tacky"
12. "Jackson Park Express"

The singer/children's book author also announced on Twitter that he will unveil eight new music videos in eight days for Mandatory Fun tracks. The vids come on July 14 with the record dropping on the 15th.