Weird Al Wins the Internet this Week

Mandatory Fun 560x218Earlier this week we told you about Weird Al Yankovic‘s #8Videos8Days release schedule for his new album, Mandatory Fun. We joked that we would probably be sharing one with you every day. We weren’t that far off, they’re really that good. His plan is even more brilliant in that each day the videos are produced and released by a different partner, thus leveraging their networks for promotion. The strategy seems to be working, as you can’t go anywhere on the internet this week without seeing Weird Al, and his new album is the top seller on iTunes.

On Monday he partnered with Nerdist for the release of the Pharrell parody, Tacky. On Tuesday he partnered with Vevo for the release of Word Crimes based on Robin Thicke’s work. On Wednesday he dropped the next gem on College Humor, FOIL, a parody of Lorde’s Royals :

On Thursday he worked with Yahoo! to release a parody of Iggy Azalea’s Fancy, in the form of a clever local handyman commercial, Handy.

Which brings us to his new release today. While possibly the weakest offering so far (they’re bound to go down hill a bit), Sports Song was a collaborative effort with Funny or Die. It marks the first video this week with a completely original song, and with its potential to be played at sporting events across the country for years, it could have the longest life of the bunch.

Lest you think that Weird Al could only deliver the goods in over produced videos these days, he then went on Conan and delivered a jaw dropping walking live performance of Tacky :

Congratulations Weird Al Yankovic, you won the internet this week.

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.

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