Fans Petition for a ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Super Bowl Halftime Show
The campaign already has thousands of signatures
In a continuation of the renewed “Weird Al” Yankovic fervor that has swept the Internet in the past few weeks, one fan has petitioned the NFL to consider Al for next year’s Super Bowl halftime show, which will take place in Glendale, Arizona on February 1.
“Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views,” the fan writes, “but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event.” The petition has already amassed close to 4,000 signatures at publication time.
Last month, Yankovic released his 14th album, Mandatory Fun, alongside a series of accompanying music videos, including parodies of “Fancy” and “Happy,” that set fans and new listeners abuzz. To commemorate the occasion, SPIN ranked all of the entertainer’s videos in order.
And, in honor of the “Weird Al” petition, SPIN has put together a potential set list, with guests, for the NFL to consider.
SPIN’s Dream Set List for a “Weird Al” Super Bowl Halftime Show:
“Perform This Way” with Lady Gaga
“Handy” with a new verse by Iggy Azalea
“Amish Paradise” with Coolio
“Eat It” with hologram Weird Al
“Another One Rides the Bus” with Queen as backing band and Adam Lambert as guest vocalist
“Girls Just Want to Have Lunch” with Cyndi Lauper
“Tacky” segues into “Happy” with Pharrell as all the special guests come out wearing the rapper’s signature hat as a grand group finale