We all know Weird Al Yankovic.
You either love him or hate him.
Weird Al has proven you can be successful by covering some of the most influential songs of our times – in parody.
But now he has truly shown us just how weird, and boring he really is.
After a public dispute where Al accused Gaga’s camp of denying permission to parody her tune “Born this Way”, he has taken his talents to YouTube with a parody titled “Perform this way”.
We now understand that Al has received permission and the whole thing was a misunderstanding - or marketing ploy?
Anyway, we’ve heard a lot of Weird Al stuff in the past and have to say – Al, you phoned this one in.
Yea, it’s a parody of Lady Gaga “Born this Way” – but Yankovic is unable to bring any of the Gaga emotion and it just sounds flat. Not anything new, or close to the days of his Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” spoof.
Al plans the use the Gaga single on his new album due in June.
Watch/Listen to Weird Al Cover Lady Gaga “Born This Way”
Really? Do we really need another Weird Al Yankovic album? There is only so much Al that I can take.
Funny Or Die on the other hand knows how to produce parody. The video below is a movie trailer for the "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story"
Now that’s how you do good parody.