"Weird Al" Yankovic Digitally Releases a Parody of the Current #1 Song in the Country
"Whatever You Like" will be available exclusively on iTunes for 2 weeks starting October 7th
Oct 7, 2008
3-time Grammy Award-winning artist "Weird Al" Yankovic adds his signature brand of humor and style to T.I.'s current #1 smash hit "Whatever You Like." Al's version -- also titled "Whatever You Like" -- topically mashes together the swagger of the T.I. song with the cold, hard realities of our current economic climate. And by utilizing the immediacy of the Internet, for the first time in his career Al is releasing a parody of a song on iTunes while that song is still #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Al shared his excitement with his fans in a recent MySpace blog: "One of the hardest things I've had to deal with in my career is keeping my material topical even though I only release albums every 3 or 4 years. Now, with the advent and popularity of digital distribution, I don't have to wait around while my songs get old and dated -- I can get them out on the Internet almost immediately. It kind of boggles my mind -- I thought of the idea for this new song a week ago, and next week it's getting released!"
Weird Al's new single will be available exclusively on iTunes for two weeks starting on October 7th and then made available at all major online retailers.
Over the last three decades, Yankovic has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history. His last effort Straight Outta Lynwood debuted in the Billboard Top 10 and went on to receive Gold certification and two Grammy nominations. The album spawned the Platinum single and hit video "White & Nerdy" which went to #1 on VH1 and iTunes, and also became a viral phenomenon on the Web, racking up over 80 million views.
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