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That song will sadly be meme-tastic, but I don't think many people will get that it's actually making fun of sports fans.  It's going to be played so damn much during football though.

 

I got the album and after hearing it it's so goddamn outstanding.  Yeah, it'll be about the main ones like "Tacky" and "Word Crimes", but the other songs are amazing.  Songs in the style of Pixies or Foo Fighters are ones I love so much.  Got a huge kick out his song in the style of "Sparrow".  Yeah, the last track won't get the laughs the others do, but I appreciate him making fun of love songs like that.  It's weird, but hopefully is appreciated by many.  I was so happy to pay $10, I'd have gladly paid a little more if need be.

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Marchie Archie or the Throwbacks might have a new theme song.

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The Ohio University marching band needs to do a version of Sports Song yesterday.

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1) I find myself confusing "Happy"/"Tacky" and "Fancy"/"Tacky"... but I don't listen to top 40

 

2) "Sports Song" is also unintentionally similar to the team songs for Australian Rules Football teams

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If anyone out there hasn't already purchased Mandatory Fun, it's now on Amazon for $5.99 (MP3 version).

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Also - apparently Mandatory Fun is neck and neck with Jason Mraz's new album for #1 on the Billboard charts

 

 

According to Billboard, industry forecasters are predicting both albums will sell roughly 70,000 to 75,000 copies by Sunday.

 

Weird Al has never "topped the charts" if you will so there is a chance that it could finally happen.

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Man, is that really all it takes to top the charts these days?

 

My brain is still stuck in the 90's where people sold 750,000 albums in the first week.

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Man, is that really all it takes to top the charts these days?

 

My brain is still stuck in the 90's where people sold 750,000 albums in the first week.

I don't believe that number counts digital copy's so if you figure that in it likely is still around that figure

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Sadly it does include digital, what it doesn't take into account is individual song sales which are more popular these days.  Or youtube views.  'Album' sales will never be what they once were due to technology changes.

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Billboard has recently begun factoring in YouTube views

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I'd assume that's for singles and not albums?  Kinda like a modern form of the airplay chart?

 

And, yeah, I knew album sales had tanked, but I guess I didn't realize it was quite that bad.

 

(Except for Adele, she went over 15 million copies like it weren't no thing...)

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Yea Billboard factors in  Streaming for the Hot lists but it doesn't impact the sales numbers for singles or albums since technically nothing was sold.  But they are trying to take into account the way people listen to music these days anyway.

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I realized today that I had never actually heard/seen the Weird Al Lady Gaga parody that caused all the uproar a couple of years ago.

 

Holy Shit is it amazing

 

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Also - apparently Mandatory Fun is neck and neck with Jason Mraz's new album for #1 on the Billboard charts

 

 

According to Billboard, industry forecasters are predicting both albums will sell roughly 70,000 to 75,000 copies by Sunday.

 

Weird Al has never "topped the charts" if you will so there is a chance that it could finally happen.

 

And a winner is Al!

 

Also, tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the release of UHF.

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Yay, Weird Al!  So glad he finally topped the charts, he really deserves it.

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Just announced at ComicCon that UHF will be coming out on Blu-Ray in November, and that there will be a DVD release of The Compleat Al as well.

 

Sweet.

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I listened to the album five times during work on Thursday. To me the real surprises were "Mission Statement" and "Jackson Park Express". Very excellent album.

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Man, is that really all it takes to top the charts these days?

 

My brain is still stuck in the 90's where people sold 750,000 albums in the first week.

 

As a minor comparison point, here in Australia, this weeks no 1 album sold 4646 copies (Ed Sheeran).  I guess times have changed.

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I'm kind of sad that we didn't get another Bill Plympton video (probably "My Own Eyes" if there had been one) this album. I can't blame either guy for deciding that twice was enough, but I got heavily into both guys at around the same age and I was hoping they'd keep working together.

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http://youtu.be/DHNONE5ic0U

 

Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, starring Weird Al. And Lee Greenwood. And Little Richard. And James Brown.

 

Why on earth have I not seen this before now?

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