Get Tacky with Weird Al

Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 01:00

You know you’ve made it in the music world when the king of pop parody “Weird Al” Yankovic has covered your song. Sometimes his take becomes more popular than the original; the utter genius that is Amish Paradise has far more YouTube hits than Coolio’s version. The great news is that Weird Al is back with a new album – Mandatory Fun – and to mark the release there is the #8days8videos social media campaign. The highlight video is most definitely Tacky, a silly spin on the phenomenally popular Happy from Pharrell Williams. The video features the ageless Yankovic (seriously, he looks the same as when he played Michael Jackson in Eat It!) as well as comedians Jack Black and Margaret Cho.