After a thirty year long career, Weird Al Yankovic never had a no. 1 album. It’s true. He may have came close to it a couple of times, though. In the Billboard charts, Al is battling Jason Mraz for the no. 1 spot and I think Al Yankovic is definitely gonna get it.
I’m very proud and happy for Al Yankovic. I really am. Al should soon be bigger than Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber in youtube.
I love Al’s idea of no longer releasing albums and rely on youtube to release his music. “Mandatory Fun” is indeed Al’s final album. It doesn’t look like he’s gonna sign with a different label any time soon. He’s just gonna release music exclusively for youtube from this point on. Al have become very successful on the internet last week. I’m proud of him.
“Mandatory Fun” seems to be his best album of his career and I’m gonna buy my own copy soon.
Al Yankovic have been in the music business for many years… even before the days when there was no internet. Because of the internet, a lot of people in this generation are just discovering Weird Al. Many still don’t understand his parody thing so they criticize him for it. That’s understandable ’cause people like that just discovered Weird Al and they don’t know much about him.
I have been a lifelong fan of Weird Al. Been listening to him ever since I was a child. In “Mandatory Fun” he still has that old-school 80’s humor in him, absolutely.
I really respect him for his honesty. Listen to him in interviews. He’s not afraid to say what’s good and what’s bad. He’s also not afraid to agree and disagree with things. For example, in his recent interviews he called out MTV saying how that network is no longer a music station. It’s all reality shows. Man, he’s right. I remember the days when MTV used to be cool. MTV used to be pretty important to Weird Al. I remember when I was a teenager, I would go home from school turn on the TV and switch it to MTV hoping a new Weird Al video would come on ’cause MTV was always playing his videos over the years. He’s so right that youtube is the new MTV.
This is good that he’s doing this ’cause he no longer have to wait for 4 or 5 years to parody a song.
How can you not like Weird Al? His music has always been accused of being for children which is why a lot of adults don’t like him but it’s not true. His music is really for all ages.
Al Yankovic is a genius. How come he isn’t in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yet when he totally deserves to be? He’s so worthy!
The “UHF” movie has always been my favorite thing that he did. Now that Weird Al has gotten bigger and more successful, maybe more people would discover that movie which he played the leading role in. The only film that he played the leading role in. I really wish Al Yankovic would do a sequel to “UHF” ’cause that would be awesome if he did one. “UHF” is one of my favorite films of all time. It’s one of those movies you can watch over and over and laugh so hard every time you watch it. I’d like to get that movie on BluRay sometime. If you haven’t seen “UHF”, I’d suggest you check it out yourself.