Welcome to another installment of Weird Al Wednesdays! For today’s post, I decided to go with something from his newest album, Mandatory Fun, which I spoke about here.
Al’s song “Tacky” is, as you’ve heard, a parody of Pharrell Williams’s song “Happy” and is about people who are, well, tacky. But it doesn’t just cover people who dress tacky, it covers actions people do that are tacky. This was the first song the world heard off of Al’s last album under contract, released as part of his massively successful 8 Videos, 8 Days promotional campaign.
This song is a brilliant parody of Pharrell’s widely-popular hit song. It also does a brilliant job at pointing out the bold ‘couldn’t care less’ mentality seen amongst a lot of today’s youth. It’s amusing that a man who has branded himself as weird for roughly 30 years is poking fun at how shameless some people are nowadays. The irony is quite striking.
What are your thoughts on this selection? Do you have the new album? Have you listened to it all the way through 20 times, or is that just me? Let me know in the comments below!