Weird Al” Yankovic is back, this time with a parody of the most popular song in the United States this week – T.I.’s current No. 1 single, “Whatever You Like.”
A press release from Jive Records says the parody, also titled “Whatever You Like,” topically “mashes together the swagger of the T.I. song with the cold, hard realities of our current economic climate.”
For the first time in his career, Al is releasing a parody of a song on iTunes while that song is still No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Al said in his recent MySpace blog: “One of the hardest things I’ve had to deal with in my career is keeping my material topical even though I only release albums every three or four years. Now, with the advent and popularity of digital distribution, I don’t have to wait around while my songs get old and dated — I can get them out on the Internet almost immediately. It kind of boggles my mind — I thought of the idea for this new song a week ago, and next week it’s getting released.”
Weird Al’s new single will be available exclusively on iTunes for two weeks (through Oct. 21) and then made available at all major online retailers.