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Mandatory Fun
Mandatory Fun
Studio Album by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Released July 15, 2014
Recorded September 14, 2012 – June 2014
Length 45:21
Record Label RCA / Way Moby
Catalog Number Unknown
Producer Al Yankovic
Lead Single None
Previous Album Alpocalypse
Next Album None

Mandatory Fun is "Weird Al" Yankovic's 14th studio album, released on July 15th, 2014.

The album marked the end of Al's original recording contract (originally signed with Scotti Brothers in 1982 and re-signed and transferred to other companies), and he's indicated in several interviews that it might be his last full-length album, preferring to self-release singles and EPs in a more timely manner.

TracksEdit

CD
No. TitleWriter(s)Parody of Length
1. "Handy"  "Weird Al" Yankovic, Amethyst Kelly, Charlotte Aitchison, George Astasio, Jason Pebworth, Jon Shave, Kurtis McKenzieFancy by Iggy Azalea 2:56
2. "Lame Claim To Fame"  YankovicStyle Parody of Southern Culture on the Skids 3:45
3. "Foil"  Yankovic, Ella Yelich-O'Connor, Joel LittleRoyals by Lorde 2:22
4. "Sports Song"  YankovicStyle Parody of College Fight Songs/Marching Bands 2:14
5. "Word Crimes"  Yankovic, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, Clifford Harris, Jr.Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke 3:43
6. "My Own Eyes"  YankovicStyle Parody of Foo Fighters 3:40
7. "NOW That's What I Call Polka!"  VariousPolka Medley 4:06
8. "Mission Statement"  YankovicStyle parody of Crosby, Stills & Nash 4:28
9. "Inactive"  Yankovic, Imagine Dragons (band)Radioactive by Imagine Dragons 2:56
10. "First World Problems"  YankovicStyle parody of Pixies 3:13
11. "Tacky"  Yankovic, Pharrell WilliamsHappy by Pharrell Williams 2:53
12. "Jackson Park Express"  YankovicStyle Parody of Cat Stevens 9:05

CreditsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Al has stated that this will probably be his last full-length album, instead focusing on releasing songs and albums online, enabling him to be more timely and topical.
  • Music video guest appearances: Kristen Schaal, Dr. Demento, MC Lars
  • On July 23, 2014, "Mandatory Fun" became Weird Al's first number 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, with sales of 104,700 copies in its first week. It is also the first comedy album to top the chart since Allan Sherman's "My Son, the Nut" in August 1963.
  • This is the only album not to have singles or Easter eggs... ANYWHERE!!!
Studio Albums

"Weird Al" Yankovic (1983)"Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D (1984)Dare To Be Stupid (1985)
Polka Party! (1986)Even Worse (1988)Peter and the Wolf (1988)
UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff (1989)Off The Deep End (1992)
Alapalooza (1993)Bad Hair Day (1996)Running With Scissors (1999)Poodle Hat (2003)
Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)Alpocalypse (2011)Mandatory Fun (2014)

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