Weird Al Yankovic never ceases to be relevant. Mostly because his work consists primarily of parody’s of popular songs, and also because he’s just simply a lyrical genius. Yankovic recently released a brand new album titled Mandatory Fun, and to celebrate the release he’s launching eight brand new music videos of songs from the album over the next eight days, starting with the star studded parody of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.
The song, “Tacky,” just goes to prove that Yankovic still hits the mark with his hilarious takes on pop songs as well as tastefully recreating the videos true to the original too, the song, which you’ll likely have stuck in your head for the next month, is the first of eight music videos that Yankovic plans to release over the next eight days, all of which are brand new tracks off of his new album.
Oh, and the video includes some pretty iconic comedic guest stars including Jack Black, Kristen Schaal, and Margaret Cho, all of which are dressed to the nines in wonderfully outrageous and, dare I say it.. Tacky, outfits.
You can check the video out for yourself over on Weird Al’s Site. You can also see a quick tease of the next song which, if the hashtag and the words “wordcrimes” are anything to go by, is a parody of Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, which also seems to feature Pharrell Williams.. Be sure to keep an eye on Yankovic’s site later today for the video to be revealed.