"Weird Al" Yankovic

Mandatory Fun

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Talk: Mandatory Fun

"Weird Al" Yankovic visited Google LA to talk about his career and new album "Mandatory Fun."

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Weird Al is an American singer, songwriter, & satirist. He is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, original songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts, and polka medleys of several popular songs, featuring his favored instrument, the accordion.

The Album

Recorded at studios in Los Angeles and Massachusetts from 2012 to 2014, the album contains twelve songs, which include parodies of songs by Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, Iggy Azalea, Lorde and Imagine Dragons. It also features original songs in the form of pastiche, imitating the styles of the Pixies, Cat Stevens, Foo Fighters, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Southern Culture on the Skids.

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