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The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: La Roux’s Trouble In Paradise Finds Breezy Ways To Brood

Trouble In Paradise is the sound of Elly Jackson letting her hair down. The La Roux singer's aggressive upward spike of follicles has been combed…
Chris DeVille | July 24, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Weird Al Earns First #1 With Mandatory Fun

The eight-videos-in-eight-days plan worked! "Weird Al" Yankovic has released more than a dozen albums, in a music career that's lasted over 30 years, but none…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2014 - 8:35 am

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Mission Statement” Video

"Weird Al" Yankovic specializes in broad, silly one-joke songs, whether they're parodies or not, and he's been releasing videos for them for the entire past…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2014 - 11:26 am

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Lame Claim To Fame” Video

Today's Weird Al fix is the video for "Lame Claim To Fame." It's a parody in the style of Southern Culture On the Skids, which…
James Rettig | July 20, 2014 - 12:53 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “First World Problems” Video

The weekend may be here but "Weird Al" week marches on. His latest video is a Pixies pastiche and sees him ranting about "First World…
James Rettig | July 19, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Some weeks, we get an absolute deluge of great videos, but I can't remember any other weeks as rich as this one. I thought about…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 1:51 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Sports Song” Video

On the back of his new album Mandatory Fun, "Weird Al" Yankovic recently promised eight videos in eight days, and thus far, he's actually overdelivered.
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 11:13 am

Watch “Weird Al” Yankovic Bring An Incredible “Tacky” Performance To Conan

Great American "Weird Al" Yankovic released his new album Mandatory Fun this week, and he's been blitzing us with new videos since Monday. The first…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 8:59 am

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Handy” Video (Iggy Azalea Parody)

"Weird Al" week continues! Amazing human being "Weird Al" Yankovic just released his new album Mandatory Fun, and he's already shared videos for the Pharrell…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2014 - 11:11 am

Stream “Weird Al” Yankovic Mandatory Fun

Weird Al Yankovic has pretty much dominated the week in music, which is objectively awesome -- I haven't listened to this much Weird Al since…
Miles Bowe | July 16, 2014 - 5:44 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Foil” Video (Lorde Parody)

The latest in Weird Al Yankovic's eight-videos-in-eight-days Mandatory Fun rollout plan is "Foil," his parody of Lorde's "Royals." What begins as a celebration of preserving…
Chris DeVille | July 16, 2014 - 11:08 am

Here’s Weird Al’s New Polka Medley Covering Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, Macklemore, & More

Stereogum founder Scott Lapatine has noted several times lately that the polka medleys have always been the best part of Weird Al Yankovic's albums, and…
Chris DeVille | July 15, 2014 - 3:51 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Word Crimes” Video (Robin Thicke Parody)

National treasure "Weird Al" Yankovic, in a clear effort to dominate this week's 5 Best Videos Of The Week countdown, is in the midst of…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 12:08 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Tacky” Video (Pharrell Parody)

In the YouTube era, Weird Al's shtick isn't so novel anymore. The songs he spoofs on his 14th album Mandatory Fun"Happy," "Royals," "Fancy,"
Scott Lapatine | July 14, 2014 - 11:29 am

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: Sia Steps Out Of The Shadows, Sort Of

You've known Sia Furler for a while whether you realize it or not. The Australian singer and songwriter has been hovering around the music industry…
Chris DeVille | July 3, 2014 - 3:16 pm

Weird Al’s Mandatory Fun Tracklist Reveals Probable Parodies Of Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Robin Thicke

A couple of weeks ago, comedy-rock god "Weird Al" Yankovic teased the forthcoming release of his new LP Mandatory Fun, which will be his 14th…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2014 - 9:12 am

New Weird Al Album, Maybe His Last, Out Next Month

Weird Al Yankovic announced on Twitter that his new album will be released on July 15. It's his first album since 2011's Alpocalypse and it…
James Rettig | June 15, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Hear Tyler The Creator, Nick Cave, Katy Perry, And Others Cover “Daisy Bell”

Though it was a lovely little folk tune originating in 1892, "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built For Two)" has been the subject of strange interpretations at…
Miles Bowe | May 12, 2014 - 10:28 am

Watch Liz Phair, Ben Folds, Weird Al Audition For Star Wars’ Cantina Band

In honor of Star Wars Day ("May the fourth be with you, revenge of the fifth..."), CollegeHumor rounded up some musicians to audition for the…
James Rettig | May 5, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Tyler, The Creator, Katy Perry, Weird Al Cover “Daisy Bell” For Mark Ryden’s The Gay Nineties

I don't know if any actual music-industry figures could've made this happen, but Mark Ryden, a pop-art painter who's done a ton of album covers…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2014 - 9:16 am

Watch Long-Lost Postal Service Audition Footage

The Postal Service has never exactly been a wellspring of comedy, but they did have the good sense to recruit Tom Scharpling, who is extremely…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2013 - 11:44 am

Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup

Unlike Coachella, who had us waiting in suspense for weeks -- analyzing the economics of the festival industry and trying to divine insight from fake
Michael Nelson | February 19, 2013 - 12:58 pm

List

The 10 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2011

Back in the day, when two artists didn't like each other, they'd deal with it in relatively low-profile ways: A snippy backstage comment, or a…
Tom Breihan | December 29, 2011 - 10:19 am

“Weird Al” Yankovic Gives Lyrics To Conan’s Theme Song

When life champions collide: …
Amrit Singh | June 30, 2011 - 10:18 am

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Polka Face”

Weird Al has a new album out next week and as you might've guessed it includes a medley of polka versions of recent pop…
Scott Lapatine | June 15, 2011 - 10:27 am

Gaga Vetoes “Weird Al” Parody: Hear “Perform This Way”

Weird Al told the New York Times that Lady Gaga personally said no, but the always-vague "sources close to the singer" told TMZ that she…
jessica | April 20, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Evelyn Evelyn – “My Space” (Feat. Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley, Frances Bean Cobain, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Andrew W.K., Neil Gaiman, Et Al)

As mentioned, Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer's teamed up with Jason Webley for the concept album Evelyn Evelyn, about a pair of fictional conjoined twins who…
Amrit Singh | March 30, 2010 - 1:38 pm

Pixies With Weird Al, Flea, Tenacious D @ Echoplex, LA 12/8/09

Well, this had to have been the the best thing to attend on so many levels. Background: Jennifer Bertrand, a friend of Frank Black's wife…
Amrit Singh | December 10, 2009 - 4:09 pm

“Weird Al” Parodies The White Stripes

So far on his Internet Leaks EP, Al's played around with T.I. and the Doors before actually getting weirdly serious, but for now he's back…
Amrit Singh | August 4, 2009 - 12:55 pm

New “Weird Al” Yankovic – “Skipper Dan”

Divya Srinivasan made an animated video for the latest single from Al's "Internet Leaks" collection. While not a parody of anything and actually kind of…
Scott Lapatine | July 14, 2009 - 9:17 pm