New Weird Al?

I feel like I haven’t heard anything from this guy since I was 10 years old.  Maybe it’s because I grew up and got too cool, or maybe it’s because ‘parody music’ left town on a pair of roller blades around 1996, but in any event, Weird Al Yankovic is back with a parody of the number one song in America right now.

Al did a spoof of T.I.‘s hit single, Whatever You LIke, and posted a blog myspace page and made it avaliable on iTunes.  Here’s what Al himself had to say about his new single, and the challenges of fresh material;

My new single – which is being released on iTunes tomorrow (Tuesday, October 7) – is a parody of T.I.’s smash hit “Whatever You Like.” The T.I. song has been number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 5 weeks now – and this will in fact mark the first time in my career that I’ve been able to release a parody while the original song was still number 1.

The name of the parody, of course, is “I Kissed A Squirrel.”

Just kidding.

Actually, the name of my song is ALSO “Whatever You Like.” For you history buffs, I believe this is the first time that my parody has had the exact same name as the song I was parodying. Just so you know, I’m only doing this as part of my on-going effort to confuse as many people as I possibly can. But I promise you, even though my song title is the same as T.I.’s, I DID change the lyrics. Somewhat.

Big thanks go out to T.I and his manager for their support – not only was he nice enough to give me his permission and blessing for this parody, but he responded so quickly that I was able to make everything happen insanely fast. In less than a two week period – seriously – I was able to come up with an idea for the song, get legal permission for the song, write the song, record the song, mix the song, master the song, upload the song to my label and deliver the song to iTunes. Talk about instant gratification!

One of the other cool things about putting out music this way is, there’s not really enough time for Internet leaks to happen. I try to maintain a certain amount of secrecy around my projects for obvious reasons… and this time, as far as I can tell, the only person leaking information to the Internet has been ME!

I won’t say any more about the song at this point – you’ll all hear it soon enough. Hope you like it!


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