Weird Al Yankovic Releases Mission Statement Music Video After Lame Claim to Fame as Part of His 8 Videos in 8 Days Promise [WATCH VIDEOS]
By Janice Somosot | July 22, 2014 5:43 PM EST
Weird Al Yankovic has just released the "Mission Statement" music video after releasing "Lame Claim to Fame" as part of his 8 videos in 8 days promise for the promotion of his new parody album "Mandatory Fun." Read on to learn more about it.
Yankovic's "Mandatory Fun" album was released on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The world premiere of the music video for "Mission Statement" which is a style parody of Crosby Stills & Nash, was announced by Weird Al on his official Twitter page on July 21, 2014. Check out his tweet about it below.
This completes his promise of releasing 8 videos in 8 days to promote the songs as well as the whole "Mandatory Fun" album. "Mission Statement" was released after "Lame Claim to Fame" which is a style parody of Southern Culture on the Skids. Weird Al also took to Twitter to announce its world premiere on July 20, 2014.
The music videos of the other songs in the album "Mandatory Fun" were released earlier, starting with "Tacky," which was released on July 14, 2014.
Here is a list of the songs and music videos from "Mandatory Fun" that have already been released as of this writing.
8 Videos in 8 Days:
1. "Tacky" - release date: July 14, 2014 (Monday)
2. "Word Crimes" - release date: July 15, 2014 (Tuesday)
3. "Foil" - release date: July 16, 2014 (Wednesday)
4. "Handy" - release date: July 17, 2014 (Thursday)
5. "Sports Song" - release date: July 18, 2014 (Friday)
6. "First World Problems" - release date: July 19, 2014 (Saturday)
7. "Lame Claim to Fame" - release date: July 20, 2014 (Sunday)
8. "Mission Statement" - release date: July 21, 2014 (Monday)
There are a total of 12 songs in the 'Mandatory Fun" album. The four other songs in Weird Al's new album are:
1. "NOW That's What I Call Polka!" - polka medley parody of various songs including "Best Song Ever" by One Direction, "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus, "Gangnam Style" by Psy, "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People, "Timber" by Pitbull featuring Kesha, "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz, "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen and "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra.
2. "Inactive" - parody of "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons
3. "My Own Eyes" - style parody of Foo Fighters
4. "Jackson Park Express" - style parody of Cat Stevens
That's the latest about Weird Al Yankovic's new "Mandatory Fun" album including his 8 videos in 8 days promise, which he has fulfilled by releasing the music video of "Mission Statement." For more updates about Weird Al Yankovic and other news about entertainment, sports, technology, health, business and finance, keep on reading the International Business Times (IBT).
Watch the videos below from Weird Al Yankovic's "Mandatory Fun" Album:
"Lame Claim to Fame":
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