Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Weird Al - You're Pitiful (James Blunt parody)

Yeah, I hate musical parodies and spoofs as much as the next guy, but I have to admit, Weird Al is the man. Here's a guy who has made an entire career out of sending up popular music, who has managed to stay relevant throughout a number of different eras, and shows no signs of stopping. But how does he keep selling records? I do think he's a funny guy, but let's face it -- most of his songs aren't particularly clever. If you ask me the real secret to his success is simply the fact that there are certain songs and certain musicians that deserve to be skewered without mercy, and the public wants it... nay, DEMANDS it.

James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" is without a doubt one of those songs. It's been so overplayed that EVERYONE is sick of it. It's gotten so bad that a British radio station even decided to ban James Blunt from the airwaves. So clearly Al has chosen the perfect song to pick on here, but the interesting part of the story is the fact that Blunt's label Atlantic Records is now trying to get the song barred from release. After all these years, this is the first time such a thing has happened to Mr. Yankovic, and now he's using the internet to fight back. So hey, even though this song's not very funny... pass it on! Fight for your right to Yankovic.


Will said...

I didn't know Weird Al was still making music, but it looks like he is still going strong. Funny that Atlantic is trying to hold the release - I feel like his parodies actually help the artist. I can't hate Mr. Blunt too much, as he did take the Boy Least Likely To out on tour with him.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! And good for Weird Al. He's very clever.

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