That seminal auteur of pop parody has struck again this time targeting the talent of these fair shores.
Weird Al Yankovic has been seriously lampooning some of the most popular recorded songs since the early 80's with tracks like Ricky (Toni Basil's Mickey), Eat It (Michael Jackson's Beat It) and Smells Like Nirvana (er, do I really need to?). Despite not really being in the public eye as much, since then, he has not let up on the music industry and continues to release albums here and there.
His latest masterwork is a send up of James Blunt's You're Beautiful which has been top of the pops throughout 2005 and 2006 across 25 countries which resulted in two 'Ivors' at the Ivor Novello Awards last month for International Hit of the Year and Most Performed Work.
Weird Al's version is entitled You're Pitiful in which he mimics the
lilting vocals of Blunt to state:
"You're pitiful, you're pitiful, you're pitiful, it's true.
Never had a date that you couldn't inflate,
And you smell repulsive, too.
What a bummer being you."
Despite how that reads, it's actually quite funny and well produced.
The track is currently free to listen to and/or download at Weird Al's