To celebrate the launch of his new album, Mandatory Fun, Weird Al Yankovic is kicking off his #8videos8days project with this, the video for new song, "Tacky." A parody of the insanely popular Pharrell Williams track, "Happy," the video features a number of cameo appearances from a number of people, including Jack Black. And better still if you're a fan, the album is available right now in the Google Play Store.

Weird Al has made a name for himself over the years through parodying the popular songs of the time and "Mandatory Fun" doesn't change that one bit. Fans will love it, non-fans might have a little chuckle, but there are a whole bunch more videos coming our way this week. If you want to give the album a listen, hit the Play Store and get to it. If you want to buy, it'll set you back $9.99.

Source: Nerdist

Update: Hey, Word Crimes just went live.

 

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Weird Al gets 'Tacky' in latest video, new album now available in Google Play

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I can't wait to see the Blurred Lines parody's video "Word Crimes". All about grammar on the internet, I want to share it with so many people.

I completely agree. I listened to all of the snippets of songs on the album, and I like "Word Crimes" the best, by far. If I were to choose only one song to buy, it'd definitely be that one. Fantastic!

I got the whole album last night when it went live. Also, Word Crimes IS the next video - see it at weirdal.com or on nerdist.

Please do not put up posts with autoplaying videos! I opened up Feedly and this started blaring out so I had to mute my computer until I finally found the post with this playing. If a user wants to watch it they'll click play - don't make the choice for me please.

Setting--Advanced Settings-Privacy-Content Settings- Plug-ins = click to play. DONE. Never have to worry about it on any site.

A decent person would have said "sorry, we'll use a different host next time" rather than the douchebag equivalent response of "suck it up". See, there is something you could do about it. Next time at least be honest and tell us you don't care enough to spend two seconds coming up with a reasonable solution. THIS is exactly the type of reaction that has me calling you out for being a lazy, worthless "journalist" all the time.

How are you not banned yet? You're an ass to the writers in every comment you post. Please read a different site. Flap away, little birdie!

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I'm of the opinion that anyone with 420 in any screen name they use on any website ever is a douchebag and obviously lazy themselves. It just goes with the 420 vibe. So, people living in glass houses and all.

I didn't realise what 420 many meant till you mentioned it and I Googled it. I don't think it's much of a thing in the UK, maybe i glazed over it, or maybe I'm too square and not down enough with the kidz daddio!

Either way, now a lot of things make a little more sense,

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Yeah, it's totally not because I'm a medical user who had a life changing experience after I found cannabis can improve my quality of life over 100-fold. It must be just because I'm a douchebag, and I have absolutely no knowledge of cannabis and its medical and therapeutic properties. It totally must not be because I understand that the only reason cannabis is classified the way it is is because no one pharmaceutical company can patent a plant that needs absolutely no changes made to it for it to have medical benefit. And it's totally not because I understand that there is a stigma in the world in regards to cannabis which needs to be cleared before we can start seeing a real change, and by more people being exposed to it they can better understand that it's not anywhere near as harmful as they have been told, and in fact it can literally physically reverse cancerous cells back into normal healthy cells.

Right....I must be the douchebag by using 420 in my name....or maybe it's you for saying someone who knows the truth and isn't afraid to tell the world about it is a douchebag.

Blah blah blah blah medical marijuana blah blah blah blah important discoveries and benefits blah blah blah.

My comment is not about weed or the people that smoke it. Like most other people, I could give two shits about that. My comment was about the people who have to advertise it. Like you. You are screaming for attention with everything you do here. "Hey everybody, I smoke weed and love it so much that it's part of my screen name and I think that this website is terrible because they're not the best at punctuation and spelling sometimes and I don't agree with their headlines and their use of embedded video." Well guess what attention whore? Mission accomplished.

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I know plenty of well respected and very well paid professionals and non-professionals alike that appreciate cannabis (in non-legal states) and every single one of them would be appaulled by this dudes obnoxious behavior. He writes like a arrogant drunkard and praises cannabis...working hard to make sure "straight edge" people associate "420" with being a condescending d*ckface.

Yeah, because I use 420 in my name everything I say and do MUST represent every single MJ user on earth, right??? You know what you said is prejudice as fuck, right? That's like saying "you're black...by saying ANY opinion at all you represent every black person on Earth's opinion. That's what we call stereotyping, you prejudice piece of shit!!!

Actually, I didn't even mention cannabis until you did....so yeah....I didn't exactly throw it in your face, did I asshat?

BTW, I've never once called anyone out for punctuation and spelling....so get your facts straight before you start your massive douchery next time.

Also, there are lots of people who plaster what they love all over the place. Mine happens to need a serious legal change, so yeah...I campaign and spread as much knowledge as I can. Like I said above, though....it's not like I threw it in your face. You don't like weed or people using 420, that's a personal hurdle you're going to have to overcome. There's no reason you have to make that personal problem every one else's problem too.

Hey Einstein, I didn't mention cannabis either. Or weed. Or mj. Or marijuana. Or Acapulco Gold. Or pot. Or anything like that. I couldn't care less about it.

I mentioned 420. Apparently parts of your own screen name offend you. Sorry about that.

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I'll get right on that, ripping a video that doesn't belong to us and re-uploading it somewhere else. The video belongs to Nerdist, and it's linked to, not hosted here. Which you'd see if you actually paid attention instead of just coming into the comments every week demanding I be fired. :)

How the f*ck have you not been banned yet? Nobody with 420 anything in their name should EVER be this much of a d*ckhead ALL of the time.

At age 44, I recognized two of the songs on the album -- but I'll be buying it anyway to keep up my 30-year tradition of giving money to WAY.

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Yikes, I know teenagers with more class than you show in your comments. Scary :-/

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Lying and glazing over the truth just to make it sound polite isn't class. It's lying and glazing over the truth. There are a lot of people who appreciate my bluntness. If you don't, that's a hurdle you have to overcome as a person. Don't get mad at me because you like to be lied to.

Being polite and getting your point accross shows class. It's apparent you haven't the slightest touch of class. At least your internet personality...

Every generation thinks new music is worse than the last. What really happens is that you only listen to the oldies and don't get an appreciation for anything new. That isn't to say there isn't a lot of new music that is crap but there was just as much when we were teenagers.

There is a parody of 'Fancy', it's just not this one. It's unfortunate too, cuz that song is horrible, and the parody isn't much better.

I don't recognize a single one of these songs.....not one!! Words can't even begin to describe how disappointed I am. I love Weird Al, but it's just sad that he picked songs that are so far off anything I would even consider listening to I don't even remotely recognize them.

I want to say "Weird Al is Back!!!!" but the reality is he never left. His albums have all been great. Not necessarily perfect, but all enjoyable.

Weird Al forever!

Sweet Lord, I need a screen grab every 2 seconds from Word Crimes and have them cycle on my phone, my TV, the back window of my car and every video billboard in the greater Los Angeles area. And having a Clippit cameo from old-school Word? Icing, meet the top of this cake.