Weird Al Yankovic: Straight Outta Lynwood

True artistic creativity cannot die. Weird Al Yankovic has consistently proved this point in his 20 years of releasing music. The king of satirical pop-polka has been consistent in his style since he began his mission to revolutionize ’80s pop. For his entire entertainment career, Weird Al has been known for his musical parodies, rewriting songs by artists such as Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Queen, Usher, and Paul McCartney. Weird Al has released 12 albums in his career, and his newest album is making the biggest splash yet. Released in the United States Sept. 26, Straight Outta Lynwood is Weird Al’s first album ever to debut on Billboard’s Top Ten album list. His single, “White and Nerdy,” took spot number nine on the Hot 100 chart, his highest-reaching single. “White and Nerdy” is a spoof on Chamillionaire’s “Ridin’ Dirty.” Chamillionaire was so impressed by the parody that he posted the song on his MySpace. The music video has been viewed over 4 million times on since it was first released three weeks agoWeird Al lives up to his name, generating fans and enemies at the same time with his lyrics and music videos. His off-the-wall antics have raised a few eyebrows in the past, but I would guess that’s all in a day’s work for Weird Al. If he didn’t love stirring up the music world, he would approach his music in a “normal” way. I don’t know about you, but I’m glad his moniker is “Weird Al” instead of “The Normal Fourty-something White Guy.” He’s just more fun this way.If you enjoy silly white guys who do spoofs on good songs that end up resulting in good songs, Weird Al is your silly white guy.