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Weird Al Yankovic Scores First No. 1 Album with ‘Mandatory Fun’

Peggy Truong | July 23, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Fact: Weird Al Yankovic’s new album has (so far) sold more copies than Robin Thicke’s new album.

Mandatory Fun has landed on top of the Billboard 200 chart, earning Weird Al his first No. 1 album. Ever.

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Weird Al Takes on Corporate America in ‘Mission Statement’

Peggy Truong | July 21, 2014 - 3:30 pm

“Monetize our assets, monetize our assets, monetize our assets.” 

As promised, eight days of Weird Al Yankovic has come to a close.

On Monday, the parody king unleashed “Mission Statement,” a song about all that corporate lingo no one understands, to the tune of Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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Here Are The Weird Al Videos You Missed Over the Weekend

Peggy Truong | July 21, 2014 - 10:30 am

Weird Al Yankovic week plowed through the weekend with the release of two more music videos (that’s number six and seven, if you’re keeping track).

Like Friday’s “Sports Song,” Weird Al tackled two very important issues the human race is facing today: first world problems and celebrity name-dropping.

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Watch: Weird Al Week Continues with ‘Sports Song’

Peggy Truong | July 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Weird Al Yankovic wants you to know that his team is better than yours.

How much better? Let him show you in song.

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Watch: Weird Al Tackles ‘Fancy’ By Being ‘Handy’

Peggy Truong | July 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm

He’s got “99 problems but a switch ain’t one.”

Yep, that’s actually a line from Weird Al Yankovic’s latest parody video. This time, he takes on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” Tools — and a pretty sick wig — are involved.

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Another Day, Another Weird Al Parody Video

Peggy Truong | July 16, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Not a fan of paper or plastic bags?

Weird Al Yankovic’s got your back. In his latest parody video — his third in three days — the curly haired one takes on Lorde’s “Royals.”

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‘Word Crimes’: Here’s Weird Al’s Take on ‘Blurred Lines’

Peggy Truong | July 15, 2014 - 4:15 pm

As promised, Weird Al Yankovic has released his second music video in two days.

Yesterday, it was a parody of Pharrell’s “Happy,” with the help of some famous faces. Today, it’s Pharrell’s other big hit in the past 12 months: “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke.

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