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    Mandatory Fun

    New album from "Weird Al" Yankovic coming July 15.



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    CAN'T WAIT!
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    I wasn't too impressed with his last album. Hopefully I'll enjoy this one better.
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    Is there a list of the tracks and what songs are being parodied?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamo of Eternia View Post
    Is there a list of the tracks and what songs are being parodied?
    Not yet, that I can find....
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    Here is the tracklist:
    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
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    7. NOW That's What I Call Polka!
    God I love those polka melodies.

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    Rumor has it that either Handy or Tacky is a parody of Happy & the other is a parody of Fancy. If these are accurate and the album follows the normal alternating of parody/original song (with the Polkas typically filling a parody slot) the parodies should be:
    Handy
    Foil
    Word Crimes
    Inactive
    Tacky

    leaving the originals to be:
    Lame Claim to Fame
    Sports Song
    My Own Eyes
    Mission Statement
    First World Problems
    Jackson Park Express

    And obviously Now That's What I Call Polka! as the polka
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    Album is available today!

    Tacky is a parody of Happy and the video of this and Word Crimes are currently on weirdal.com plus a new video will be released there for the next 6 days.


    Waiting on mine to arrive from Amazon, supposedly arriving today, but no tracking yet....

    IT CAME!

    True to form he used the alternating pattern, so...

    parodies should be:
    Handy - parody of Fancy by Iggy Azalea
    Foil - parody of Royals by Lorde
    Word Crimes - parody of Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke
    Inactive - Parody of radioactive by Imagine Dragons
    Tacky - Parody of Happy by Pharell Williams

    leaving the originals to be:
    Lame Claim to Fame
    Sports Song
    My Own Eyes
    Mission Statement
    First World Problems
    Jackson Park Express
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zargon View Post

    leaving the originals to be:
    Lame Claim to Fame
    Sports Song
    My Own Eyes
    Mission Statement
    First World Problems
    Jackson Park Express
    Some of these are "style" parodies. My Own Eyes is the Foo Fighters, Mission Statement is Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Park Express is Cat Stevens, First World Problems is the Pixies.

    Just finished listening to the album - loved it! I think Word Crimes might be my favorite.
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    I'm watching the videos as they come out. 2 for 2 so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatman View Post
    Some of these are "style" parodies. My Own Eyes is the Foo Fighters, Mission Statement is Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Park Express is Cat Stevens, First World Problems is the Pixies.
    Correct, he does "style" parodies as well, exactly why he's the King....
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    Mandatory Fun enters the Billboard album chart at #1 this week. It’s the first time that Al has ever had a #1 album – in fact, it’s the first time a comedy album has topped the Billboard chart in over 50 years (and the first time a comedy album has debuted at #1 in HISTORY!)

    Congrats Al!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zargon View Post
    Mandatory Fun enters the Billboard album chart at #1 this week. It’s the first time that Al has ever had a #1 album – in fact, it’s the first time a comedy album has topped the Billboard chart in over 50 years (and the first time a comedy album has debuted at #1 in HISTORY!)

    Congrats Al!
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