Weird Al releases parody version of Pharrell's 'Happy'

By Greta Heggeness,

Alfred Matthew Yankovic, widely known as parody singer Weird Al, has released a new song titled “Tacky,” a version of Pharrell’s Oscar nominated tune “Happy.” The song is a cut from his latest studio album, Mandatory Fun, out today.

Weird Al is known for his hilarious take on popular music. While he has flown under the radar for the past few years, his comedic parodies – including “Constipated,” a spin on Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated,” “eBay,” a version of the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way,” and “I Love Rocky Road,” a comical take on Joan Jett and the BlackHearts’ “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” – have allowed for popular, yet forgotten songs to be revamped.

His parody of “Tacky” provides fans with a twist on the popular song that features cameos from other famous celebrities – including Jack Black, Eric Stonestreet from ABC’s Modern Family, Margaret Cho, and more, says Rolling Stone.

The singer and songwriter told the New York Post that he will continue to make music as long he sees it as necessary. “I never thought that I’d make a living being Weird Al,” says the singer. “I thought I’d have to grow up and be an adult. That hasn’t happened yet.”

image courtesy of Dara Kushner/INFevents.com

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