weird al perform this way

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard something new from “Weird Al” Yankovic, but as luck would have it, he’s back with his take on Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. And as far as parody videos and songs go, this one is his best offerings since he did his Nirvana stuff back in the early 90’s.

The new song titled Perform This Way is from his newly released album (his first since 2006) called Alpocalypse that came out this week. In the video he creativity (and with the help of CGI) does his take on Gaga’s often bizarre fashion statements and on-stage antics.

And before Lady Gaga fans get pissed at Al, keep in mind that Gaga had to sign off on this song and allow him to use it, which goes to show she’s a good sport. Prince, for example, has never allowed any of his songs to be parodied by Weird Al.

Growing up, I was a huge fan of Weird Al — I even paid to see UHF when it came out in theaters and I think I still have a VHS copy of it kicking around somewhere — so I’m glad to see there’s still a market for Al these days. And with on-line viewing, social media and videos going viral, I’m sure this latest one from him will become a hit in no time.

You can check out his official YouTube channel and see some classic Weird Al stuff as well.



    1. I just happened to come across the video and figured I had to write something. I’ve been a fan for a long time.

  1. Three cheers for Weird Al! Your first paragraph got me so excited I skipped right down to the play button. I think I’m going to go listen to Eat It. Don’t wanna argue I don’t wanna debate… don’t wanna hear about what kinda food you hate… WOO!

  2. Haha. I saw this making the rounds on Twitter and haven’t gotten around to listening to it/watching it yet.

    I also thought about doing a Weird Al post, reminiscing about my own love for the Weird back when I was a kid. Weird Al was the first concert I ever went to — though my dad claims my first concert was All 4 One, but this is the one that stands out in my mind.

    I agree that it’s been a long time since Weird Al did something really “great,” but something he said a few years ago stands out in my mind — it’s hard for him to put out records every couple of years or so because combine technology with the Internet and YouTube, every one does parodies nowadays. That being said, I did like a lot of the stuff he did on his 2006 album.

    You should go to the concert, Zoey, you’ll have a blast. It’s a good time! Thanks for the fun post!

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