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9 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Tampa

The Hip Hop ABCs: A Weird Al wish list of potential parodies

The Hip Hop ABCs is all about lists . We've been running through the alphabet picking the best artist or group whose name starts with that letter.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Common, Hip-Hop, Weird

16 hrs ago | MilkandCookies

Weird Al Yankovic: Sports Song, We're Great and You Suck

It's a mini-Seinfeld reunion when Julia and Jerry perform a song from "The Sound of Music."

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, SpongeBob SquarePants

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Weekly Standard

News of the Weird

Last week something unusual happened: "Weird Al" Yankovic, the 54-year-old parody singer, captured Billboard 's number one slot with the release of a new album, Mandatory Fun .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Dance, Black Entertainment, Michael Jackson, University of Pennsylvania

Hollywood Reporter

Throwback Thursday: 30 Years of Being 'Weird Al' Yankovic

"I'm not trying to wedge some serious social message into my music. I'm just trying to make people laugh."

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, UHF, Pop/Rock, Lynwood, CA, The Knack, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Entertainment

Free Republic

VIDEO: Denmark's 'Crazy Terrifying' Ride Goes Viral

In just over a week, nearly two million YouTube viewers have taken a virtual ride on the Sky Tower at Aarhus's Tivoli Friheden.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

CNET News.com

Watch teens react to Weird Al's music videos

Teens may be the most fickle and hard to predict demographic when it comes to music parodies, let alone music.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Weird

TheDenverChannel

Weird Al Yankovic tracked down singer in Denver Australian rapper...

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Weird, Entertainment

Nippertown!

JULY 31: On This Day in Nippertown Music History

It's Throwback Thursday, and we're looking back with another installment of our weekly Thursday feature: On This Day in Nippertown Music Historya 2013: The Gaslight Anthem played at the Upstate Concert Hall 2012: Wilco played at MASS MoCA 2010: Devo played at Northern Lights 2009: Jimmy Webb played at the Wood Theater 2008: Sheryl Crow played at ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Gaslight Anthem, Rap

River Front Times

Weird Al Is the Only Part of Your Childhood That Doesn't Suck

If you are in my advertising demographic -- 18 to 34 -- the pop culture you loved as a child is terrible.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Pridesource.com

Hear Me Out: Jason Mraz, Weird Al Yankovic

Here to make you feel better about your life is Jason Mraz, the Oprah of white-boy balladry.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Wed Jul 30, 2014

RollingStone

On the Charts: 5 Seconds of Summer Dethrone 'Weird Al'

Man, these sad numbers are steady - album sales down 15 percent, track sales down 13 percent.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Music, Weird, Entertainment

All About Jazz

CAREER: 5 Lessons for the Music Industry from "Weird al" Yankovic

By Kevin Erickson from Future of Music Coalition . Last week, beloved musical humorist "Weird Al" Yankovic dropped his new album Mandatory Fun .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Marketing, Weird

Forbes.com

Weird Al Yankovic Is No Clown, He's a Clone -- And A Master Businessman You Should Copy

When his new album, "Mandatory Fun," hit number one on the Billboard chart, the parodist Weird Al Yankovic surprised everyone - including himself.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Dance, Black Entertainment, Michael Jackson, Robin Thicke, Hip-Hop, Marketing, Business News, Weird

Missourian

Dear Reader: 'Word Crimes' creates complicated discussion of language

For years, Gallagher, the comedian known for smashing watermelons, and "Weird Al" Yankovic have merged in mind.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Tue Jul 29, 2014

DVDCreation Reviews

Title: Weird Al Yankovic Celebrates First Number One Album, Mandatory ...

On Wednesday, July 23rd, AfterBuzz TV musical legend Weird Al Yankovic stopped by their studios with host Kylie Hodges for a special one-on-one interview of AfterBuzz TV Presents: Spotlight On.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, UHF, Comedy Movies

Examiner.com

Five times when Weird Al Yankovic hilariously met the Beatles

Now that Weird Al Yankovic has hit the big time with a number 1 album on the Billboard charts, it's mandatory fun, so to speak, to look back at his career.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Children TV, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television, Comedy Movies, Music!, Al TV, Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Weird

RollingStone

Watch All 14 'Weird Al' Album Covers Get Illustrated in Animated Video

"Weird Al" Yankovic 's viral video extravaganza may be over, but that doesn't mean the celebration behind his first number one album , Mandatory Fun has to end.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Music, Weird, Entertainment

RollingStone

Flashback: 'Weird Al' Battles James Brown on 'Wheel of Fortune'

"Weird Al" Yankovic was initially very unsure about appearing on Wheel of Fortune when he was approached by the show in 1994.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Music, Entertainment, Weird

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WIBX-AM Whitesboro

'Weird Al' Yankovic Talks About Everything

Somewhere along the line, it became cool to like 'Weird Al' Yankovic. This is something that I wish I could relay to my 10-year-old self as some sort of early validation.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Pop/Rock, UHF, Weird

Switched

Teens Are Totally Weirded Out By 'Weird Al' Yankovic

The musician was one of the first artists to ever make a career out of parodying other musicians' work .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Family, Teenagers, Children TV, Entertainment, Television, Comedy, Weird

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