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Lorde's "Royals" Is The Latest Hit To Get A Parody Makeover During "Weird Al" Week

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07/16/2014 3:11 pm
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Media Courtesy of Huffington Post

Matthew Jenner

Staff Writer


"Weird Al" Yankovic's latest album has brought a lot of critical acclaim and positive reception, with many calling it his best album in years. He has been releasing one music video from the album everyday since Monday, with the past two videos bringing up the serious social messages of tacky hipsterdom and awful online language mistakes. Tonight's video brought a much less serious, but by no means less hilarious, message. Weird Al parodied the breakout star Lorde's mega-hit "Royals" with a song called "Foil;" but  don't look for deeper meaning - the song is about aluminum foil, and its many uses. The video starts with Weird Al in front of a plain wall, mocking Lorde's minimalistic video, but very soon the action is transported to a cooking show, where Weird Al is the host and, along with irritable producer Patton Oswalt and some backup singers, he sings about foil. The song then takes a darker turn, bringing up the topic of the Illuminati and conspiracy theories about everything from the NSA to aliens, and how some extremists believe the best way to avoid this is to wear hats made from, yes...foil. Weird Al continues to break the boundaries of parody and novelty songs, proving they can be funny without being overly nasty and cheap like many other parody musicians - "Weird Al" Yankovic keeps it clean, appropriate and incredibly funny. You can view the video below:
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