The fifth days of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s #8Songs8Days music video-palooz, brings us a halftime show of sorts with “Sports Song” — a parody on sports themselves rather than pop song we all know and love (to hate). In the Funny or Die clip above, our host leads a marching band across the field, mocking fight songs everywhere by over-explaining in explicit generic detail just how “vastly inferior” your sports team is. Which sport, you ask? That doesn’t matter. Yankovic’s guys are gonna take home the [penant/cup/ring] regardless.
Over the past four days, Al’s Mandatory Fun promotional campaign has brought us video parodies of Pharrell’s “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals (“Foil”), and yesterday’s “Handy” take on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”. And he was also on Conan last night, looking good with a live “Tacky” performance. It really does feel like everyone is rooting for Team Al.
After this blitzkrieg is over we’ll have to revise our ranked list of all 49 “Weird Al” Videos
Samuel Long earns the rarest of pop boasts: He doesn’t sound like anyone else. This isn’t lost on the once-anonymous, lowercase male who’s adopted the uppercase female name SOPHIE and has likened his music to molecular gastronomy. (There’s one chief difference, though — it’s far cheaper than eating at the Fat Duck.) At press time,… More »