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Tuesday 27 January 2015

Weird Al spoofs Blurred Lines video

Weird Al Yankovic has made a parody of Blurred Lines called Word Crimes
Weird Al Yankovic has made a parody of Blurred Lines called Word Crimes

Weird Al Yankovic has parodied Robin Thicke's hit Blurred Lines for a music video which he has titled Word Crimes.

The song will be included on his new album Mandatory Fun, which also features other spoofs of popular songs, according to E!.

In the video for Word Crimes, Weird Al gives a grammar lesson on common mistakes people make, chastises those who use a single letter in place of a word or numbers instead of letters, and lectures on correct spellings.

He finishes the video with the words: "Weird Al Yankovic has a big dictionary," in a further dig at Robin's famous video.

Other spoof songs on Mandatory Fun include a parody of Pharrell Williams' song Happy, rebranded as Tacky, and his version of hits by Miley Cyrus, Lorde and Iggy Azalea.

Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Kristen Schaal, Jack Black and Eric Stonestreet all make cameos in the video for Tacky, and Weird Al has promised to release more videos over the next week.

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