Seen a lot of Weird Al videos shared on social media lately? No surprise. Weird Al released a video a day starting last Monday to mark the release of his new album, "Mandatory Fun." The videos did their job: The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts with more than 80,000 units sold.
In case you missed any of the eight, here's a look.
Spoofs: 'Happy,' by Pharrell Williams
Best line: "43 bumper stickers and a YOLO license plate, bring along a coupon book whenever I'm on a date. Practice my twerking movies in line at the DMV, took the whole bowl of restaurant mints, hey, it said they're free!"
Spoofs: 'Blurred Lines,' by Robin Thicke.
Best line: "Oh, but just now you said, you literally couldn't get out of bed, that really makes me want to literally smack a crowbar upside your stupid head."
Spoofs: 'Royals,' by Lorde
Best line: "Wear a hat that’s foil-lined, in case an alien's inclined, to probe your butt or read your mind."
Spoofs: 'Fancy,' by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
Best line: "Any random chore you got, well I can do that, do that. Or maybe I'll just rewire your house for fun. I got 99 problems but a switch ain't one."
Spoofs: Every sports song ever.
Best line: "Your sports team will soon suffer swift defeat. That theory’s backed up by empirical evidence. We’re gonna grind up your guys into burger meat. Again, of course, we’re speaking in the figurative sense."
Watch on YouTube.
'First World Problems'
Spoofs: Songs by The Pixies
Best line: "I bought too many groceries for my refrigerator. Forgot my gardener's name, I'll have to ask him later. Tried to fast-forward commercials, can't — I'm watching live T.V. I'm pretty sure the cookies in this airport lounge ain't gluten free."
'Lame Claim to Fame'
Spoofs: Southern Culture on the Skids
Best line: "I tried to sit by Steve Buscemi, but he told me this seat's taken. I know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows Kevin Bacon."
Spoofs: "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," by Crosby, Stills & Nash
Best line: All the corporate-speak is pretty similar, but we like: "Bringing to the table our capitalized reputation, proactively overseeing day-to-day operations."
Video is exclusive to Wall Street Journal online.
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