And on the fifth day, Weird Al Yankovic tackled sports.
On Friday, July 18, the singer released yet another new song and music video, "Sports Song," to promote his new album. Unlike most of his hits, the new track does not spoof other artists' music but is rather a parody of real life and may even appeal to all those who hate sports.
The catchy mock fight song shows the singer with members of California's Riverside City College's marching band, the Marching Tigers.
"Sports Song" contains lyrics that describes perfectly the spirit of both a sports player and a fan...in a way that would make your English teacher proud:
"Your sports team is vastly inferior/ That simple fact is plainly obvious to see/ We're gonna kick your collective posterior/ Of course you realize we're speaking figuratively."
... and in a way that spells out what many are likely actually thinking during a game:
"You see, there's us (we're great)/ And then, there's you (you suck)/ We're really, really great (really great)/ In contrast, you really suck (really suck)/ Okay, full disclosure, we're not that great/ But nevertheless, you suck."
"Sports Song" is the fifth new song the popular parody singer has dropped as part of his campaign. Yankovic this week released his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, his first major record in three years. On Monday, he released the first music video of one of the tracks and plans to release eight in total.
The four other music videos released so far are:
1."Tacky"—a parody of Pharrell Williams' "Happy"
2. "Word Crimes"—a parody of Robin Thicke's 2013 smash hit "Blurred Lines"
3. "Foil"—a parody of Lorde's "Royals"
4. "Handy"—a parody of Iggy Azalea's No. 1 pop song "Fancy"