Weird Al has a new album of parodies coming out tomorrow, but you'll probably want to look for them on the web rather than over the radio: eight songs off of the album are getting music videos, and they'll be premiering over eight days. The first video came out this morning and has Al singing "Tacky," a parody of Pharrell's unbearably catchy hit "Happy."
"I Instagram every meal I've had."
The lyrics are exactly what you'd expect from Al, with references — like "I Instagram every meal I've had" — perfectly up to date for 2014. The video involves a number of wonderfully ostentatious outfits, exaggerated dancing, and a quite a few comedian guest stars, including Jack Black, Kristen Schaal, and Margaret Cho. You can watch it over at Nerdist.
Al's new album, Mandatory Fun, also includes a parody of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and is believed to also include parodies of Lorde's "Royals," and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." The list of parodied songs is generally being kept under wraps, but the rest of Al's targets should be known for certain tomorrow.