/// ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Now Turning Pop Songs Into Polkas

September 28, 2011  |  Media Week

The music world is sorely lacking in polka medleys these days, isn't it? Especially ones that give Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Ke$ha songs the tuba flourishes they so desperately need. Enter “Weird Al” Yankovic with his latest parody video. The legendary goofball, who's become the best-selling comedy recording artist in history (go ahead, look it up), does frighteningly atonal things to Lady Antebellum's “Need You Now” and advertises his first TV special in more than a decade. The clip also flushes Flo Rida down the toilet and creates a giant pole-dancing Brit-bot. All to a crazy accordion beat! (It's animated, so it's OK.) The idea probably sprang from Lady Gaga's hit “Poker Face,” which became “Polka Face” after Al was finished with it.

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Now Turning Pop Songs Into Polkas

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