Going way, way back I've been a big fan of "Weird Al" Yankovic. I actually think it was my mom who first introduced me to his music. It didn't hurt that MTV was playing his "Eat It" video on a regular basis. And then I became an even bigger fan after seeing his movie, the cult classic "UHF".

We were lucky enough to get "Weird Al" on the show this morning, on the day his new album "Mandatory Fun" was released. It features parodies of some of the biggest hits of the past year, including Pharrell Williams' "Happy" ("Tacky"), Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" ("Word Crimes"), Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" ("Handy"), Lorde's "Royals" ("Foil") and Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" ("Inactive"). Plus, there's a handful of "original Al" songs and even a polka medley for Riley.

He's also releasing eight videos this week. You can find all of them at his website.

Here's out full interview with "Weird Al," in which we ask about his new album, the future of his music, and what rock star asked him to parody his music:


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