'Weird Al' is back, with 8 new music videos for 8 days

'Weird Al' is back, with 8 new music videos for 8 days

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'Weird Al' is back, with 8 new music videos for 8 days

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by Cassidy Quinn, KGW Staff

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Posted on July 14, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 14 at 3:40 PM

Remember "Weird Al" Yankovic? The "Beat It" guy, who rose to fame in the 80s for his comedic song parodies? Well, it's now 2014, and he's back, with a new album and 8 new music videos.

The 54-year-old's new album, "Mandatory Fun," comes out on Tuesday, but if you can't wait for the big day, don't worry. After all, you've been anxiously awaiting this day since his last studio album was released 3 years ago, right?

Monday morning, Yankovic started his #8videos8days project. As the name suggests, he'll be releasing a new music video 8 days in a row, featuring songs off of his new album.

He tweeted on Sunday to make the big announcement.

And then Monday morning, the weirdness began, with a parody of Pharrell Williams' "Happy," called, "Tacky."

Click to watch the video on mobile

In the song, he sings about being tacky, doing everything unthinkable, such as "wearing stripes with plaid," practicing his "twerking moves in line at the DMV," and live-tweeting a funeral, then taking selfies with the deceased.

The video features celebrities Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, and Jack Black, who lip sync to the song in tacky clothes.

The rest of his new album will feature parodies of Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Robin Thicke, and more of the latest hits.

You can order "Mandatory Fun" at weirdal.com, and stay tuned in to Yankovic's Twitter account all week for the rest of the 8 videos.

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