Thursday, October 16, 2008

My take on Weird Al's new single

Weird Al Yankovic is a comedic genius, and his new song is no different.

"Whatever You Like," a parody of the song of the same name by rapper T.I., is every bit as brilliantly written as anything Al has ever done.

Whereas T.I.'s song skewered the superstar's life (that they can get whatever the heck they want, no matter the price), Al revises the viewpoint to that of the average Joe Public in Hicksville, USA. This is the not-very-rare occasion when Al surpasses his own original source, which in this case is not only the number one song in the country, but one of the best of its genre in general.

It's available on iTunes right now. Or go here to hear the song fully.

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