Although song and video parodist: Weird Al Yankovic has been around since many of us were either in diapers, in Underoos, or just a twinkle in our mother’s eye, fact of the matter is: he built his career off doing it—and years before the world of social media I might add.
Weird Al Yankovic didn’t just pop up in the social media era and decided he wanted some attention at the convenience and birth social media and discovered “talent via attention,” nooooooooo…Yankovic’s been doing song/video parodies of our favorite pop hits before many of us were born–back when MTV had the moon man and people had big hair and mullets and such.
So was that enough to convince you to sign a petition for the parodist to play…..at the Super Bowl XLIX Half-Time show next year?
Although what he’s made a career doing may not exactly qualify him to win any music awards of any kind, he’s pretty consistent with his parody work throughout pop music era’s most famous pop stars [well, except for Prince, he never did-then-and never will now, allow Yankovic to parody his work] but other than that, Al’s managed to not miss a beat.
Having already gathered close to 4,000 signatures, a fan petitioned the NFL to have Yankovic be considered as a performer during the shows Half-Time festivities which take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, California stating: “Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event.”
For decades, Weird Al Yankovic has been consistently good with keeping up with pop music’s top songs and parodying them to add to his discography. So throughout every era (even through the Information Age and social media), as you can see, he is still capturing the attention of fans who weren’t even born when he first started doing…what he’s still doing and consistently does.
Take a look at what our friends over at SPIN magazine did: Ranked (and show you-via a slide show) all of Weird Al Yankovic’s videos.