"Weird Al" Yankovic ‎– Mandatory Fun

RCA ‎– 88843-09375-2, Way Moby ‎– 88843-09375-2
CD, Album

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1 Handy
Written-By – Al Yankovic*, Amethyst Kelly*, Charlotte Aitchison, George Astasio, Jason Pebworth, Jonathan Shave*, Jon Turner (6), Kurtis Mckenzie
2 Lame Claim To Fame 3:45
3 Foil
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Monique DonnellyWritten-By – Al Yankovic*, Ella O'Connor*, Joel Little
4 Sports Song
Cornet – Mike UhlerKeyboards – "Weird Al" YankovicSaxophone – James KingTuba – Mike Bolger
5 Word Crimes
Keyboards – Steve JayWritten-By – Al Yankovic*, Clifford Harris, Jr.*, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke
6 My Own Eyes 3:40
Now That's What I Call Polka!
Accordion – "Weird Al" YankovicArranged By [Medley] – Al Yankovic*Banjo – Jim "Kimo" West*Clarinet – Joel PeskinTrumpet – Wayne BergeronTuba – Jim SelfVoice [Screams] – Suzanne Yankovic
7a Too Fat Polka
Written-By – Ross MacLean, Arthur Richardson
7b Wrecking Ball
Written-By – Lukasz Gottwald, Maureen "Mozella" McDonald*, Stephan Moccio, Sacha Skarbek, Henry Walter
7c Pumped Up Kicks
Written-By – Mark Foster (9)
7d Best Song Ever
Written-By – Wayne Hector, John Ryan (17), Edward Drewett*, Julian Bunetta
7e Gangnam Style
Written-By – Jai Sang Park*, Keon Hyung Yoo*
7f Call Me Maybe
Written-By – Carly Rae Jepsen, Josh Ramsay, Tavish Crowe
7g Scream & Shout
Written-By – William Adams*, Jef Martens, Jean Baptiste (2)
7h Somebody That I Used To Know
Written-By – Walter De Backer*, Luiz Bonfá
7i Timber
Written-By – Armando C. Perez*, Kesha Sebert, Lukasz Gottwald, Priscilla "Priscilla Renea" Hamilton*, Jamie Sanderson, Breyan Stanley Isaac*, Henry Walter, Lee Oskar, Keri Oskar, Greg Errico
7j Sexy And I Know It
Written-By – Skyler Gordy*, Erin Beck, David Listenbee, George Robertson (2), Kenny Oliver*, Stefan Gordy*
7k Thrift Shop
Written-By – Ben Haggerty, Ryan Lewis
7l Get Lucky
Written-By – Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams
7m Mandatory Polka
8 Mission Statement 4:28
9 Inactive
Written-By – Al Yankovic*, Alexander Junior Grant*, Benjamin Arthur McKee*, Daniel Coulter Reynolds*, Joshua Francis Mosser*, Daniel Wayne Sermon*
10 First World Problems
Recorded By [Amanda Palmer's Vocals] – Benny Grotto*Vocals – Amanda Palmer
11 Tacky
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Lisa PopeilWritten-By – Al Yankovic*, Pharrell Williams
12 Jackson Park Express
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Steve JayBacking Vocals [Background Vocals] – Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Scottie HaskellKeyboards – "Weird Al" Yankovic

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Sticker on wrapper reads:
"Featuring the hit parodies
Tacky (Pharrell Williams' "Happy")
Word Crimes (Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines")
Handy (Iggy Azalea's "Fancy")
Plus parodies of
Lorde, Imagine Dragons and more!"

Mixed at Way Station
Tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 recorded at Way Station and GoDaveyGo Studio
Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11 recorded at Bedrock L.A.
Amanada Palmer's vocals recorded at Mad Oak Studios
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood

Track 1 parody of "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea
Track 3 parody of "Royals" by Lorde
Track 5 parody of "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke
Track 7 polka medley featuring:
"Too Fat Polka" by Arthur Godfrey
"Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus
"Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People
"Best Song Ever" by One Direction
"Gangnam Style" by Psy (7)
"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen
"Scream & Shout" by Will I Am & Britney Spears
"Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye
"Timber" by Pitbull featuring Kesha
"Sexy And I Know It" by LMFAO
"Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
"Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Track 9 parody of "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons
Track 11 parody of "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

Track 1 Amethyst Kelly Publishing Designee/Grand Hustle Anthems (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Sounds LLC (SESAC) obo Stellar Songs LTD / EMI Music Publishing LTD UK (PRS), Universal - Songs Of PolyGram Intl., Inc. (BMI), Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI) obo Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK Limited / Turnfirst Limited (PRS), Lateral Mgmt London Stockholm AV all rights admin. by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), Jon Turner Publishing Designee

Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7m, 8, 10, 12 Ear Booker Music (BMI)

Track 3 EMI April Music Inc. obo EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd (ASCAP), Songs Music Publishing, LLC o/b/o Songs of SMP (ASCAP)

Track 5 More Water From Nazareth/EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP), Deyjah's Daddy Muzik (ASCAP), I Like 'Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)

Track 7a Shapiro Bernstein & Co. Inc. (ASCAP)

Track 7b Kasz Money Publishing (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tunes LLC/Mo Zella Mo Music (ASCAP), Songs Of Universal, Inc./Sing Little Penguin (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI) (all rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC), Oneirology Publishing/Prescription Songs (ASCAP)

Track 7c Smims Coffee and Tea Music Publishing (BMI)

Track 7d Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) & WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) o/b/o Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS), BMG Silver Songs, Music of Big Deal, The Family Songbook and Bob Erotik Music (admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC) (BMI), Holy Cannoli Music (admin. by Songs Of Universal, Inc.) (BMI)
Track 7e Universal Tunes, A.D.O. Songs of Universal, Inc. (SESAC), Sony/ATV Music Publishing HK Korea/Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP)

Track 7f Jepsen Music Publishing/Universal Music Corp. (SOCAN), Regular Monkey Productions Inc./BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP), Crowe Music Publishing/BMG Rights Management (SOCAN)

Track 7g i.am.composing llc/BMG Sapphire Songs (BMI), MusicAllStars/JayMusic/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (BUMA), Lord Pharoah JB Music/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP)

Track 7h Op Shop Songs Pty Ltd./Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI), Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI)

Track 7i Abuela y Tia Songs/Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI), Dynamite Cop Music/Where Da Kasz At (BMI), Kasz Money Publishing (ASCAP), WB Music Corp./Keep It Simple Stupid Publishing (ASCAP) (all rights adm. by WB Music Corp.), Artist Publishing Group West (ASCAP) (adm. by Warner-Chappell Music, Inc.), Artist 101 Publishing Group (BMI) (adm. by Warner-Chappell Music, Inc.), Oneirology Publishing/Prescription Songs (ASCAP), Far Out Music, Inc./Ikke-Bad Music Inc./Radio Active Material Publishing Co. (ASCAP) (all rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC)

Track 7j ESKAYWHY Publishing/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), Hi Mom I Did It/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), Chebra Music/Redfoo LLC/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), Yeah Baby Music/Redfoo LLC/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP)

Track 7k Macklemore Publishing/Inside Passage Music (BMI), Ryan Lewis Publishing/Inside Passage Music (BMI)

Track 7l Imagem Music (BMI), XLC Music, Inc./Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI), More Water From Nazareth/EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)

Track 9 Imagine Dragons Publishing/Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI), JMosser Music/Bluewater Music Corp. (BMI)

Track 11 More Water From Nazareth/EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP), Universal Pictures Music/Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)

James King appears courtesy of Elektra Records
AFP appears courtesy of herself

℗&© 2014 RCA Records
Marketed and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 8843-09375-2 9
  • ASIN: B00L326LTI
  • Matrix / Runout: A02 DIDX-1051515 1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L329
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 50FC

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April 1, 2016
If this is really going to be Weird Al's last traditional album, it's a great one to go out on. There's much better variety than Alpocalypse, without any truly skippable songs in the bunch. My favorite original is "My Own Eyes" (an exhilarating, pitch-perfect Foo Fighters tribute that lists a bunch of bizarre memories) and my favorite parody is "Tacky" (turning Pharrell Williams' "Happy" into a gleeful ode to annoying, tasteless behavior. You should see Al perform this on tour - he ensures that it's a particularly memorable way to kick off a concert.)