Weird Al is the king of parodies, there’s no question about that. This is my new favorite from him. Here, he’s parodying T.I.’s song Whatever You Like.
Of recording the song, Al spoke via his MySpace blog:
â€œMy new single -â€“ which is being released on iTunes tomorrow -â€“ is a parody of T.I.â€™s smash hit â€œWhatever You Like.â€ The T.I. song has been number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 5 weeks now â€“ and this will in fact mark the first time in my career that Iâ€™ve been able to release a parody while the original song was still number 1.
Big thanks go out to T.I and his manager for their support – not only was he nice enough to give me his permission and blessing for this parody, but he responded so quickly that I was able to make everything happen insanely fast. In less than a two week period â€“ seriously – I was able to come up with an idea for the song, get legal permission for the song, write the song, record the song, mix the song, master the song, upload the song to my label and deliver the song to iTunes. Talk about instant gratification!â€
I love it when stuff like this comes together so quickly. It’s great.
Roberta Ferguson has been blogging professionally since 2006. Roberta hails from Cleveland, Ohio, but calls North Royalton her home. She shares her life with a wonderful man and her two sons in the small city that could only be otherwise known as Mayberry.