Weird Al Will Release Eight Music Videos in Eight Days, Because Weird Al
Adam Rifkin stashed this in @alyankovic
Thankfully, Yankovic doesn't seem to be diverging from the standard format he adopted in like 1985 or so: five or six song parodies, five or six originals (or artist/genre parodies), and a cleverly titled polka medley. But which songs is he parodying?
That's what the Internet (or the small corner of the Internet inhabited people who have continued to adore Yankovic well past their 15th birthday) is trying to figure out. "Handy," it is understood, is almost certainly a spoof of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." (TMZ recently published footage of Azalea being "ambushed" by Yankovic, who was presumably asking permission for the parody.) "Inactive" is probably a take on Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive." And then "Foil" may well be Lorde's "Royals," "Tacky" is likely Pharrell Williams's still-inescapable "Happy," and "Word Crimes" sounds an awful lot like a play on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which is only a year out of date — the Thinkpiece Industrial Complex has already moved on to Thicke's new album, Paula.