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12 Songs Weird Al Yankovic Should Have Parodied, and How He Could Have Done It

After four days and four perfect parodies from Weird Al, it's hard not to want more. And then you listen to "NOW That's What I Call Polka" off his new record, Mandatory Fun, and you are like, "This is how you're going to do 'Get Lucky'? Come on!" We know that every Weird Al record has a mix of direct parodies, style parodies, and a polka medley, but when you are as good at it as he is, it's hard not to be frustrated occasionally by how he chooses to tackle certain things. Here is a list of a dozen songs we wish he’d done, and our unsolicited suggestions for how he could've done them. Lots of food puns!

Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" becomes "Eat Turkey"
Sample Lyric: "She's up all night to cook some / I'm up all night to say 'yum' / She's up all night to bake buns / I'm up all night to eat turkey"

Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" becomes "Jiff Pop"
Sample Lyric: "I'm gonna pop some corn / Only got 20 kernels in my kettle" 

Katy Perry's "Roar" becomes "Snore"
Sample Lyric: "'Cause I am asleep and you're gonna hear me snore / oh oh oh oh oh" 

Kesha's "Timber" becomes "Tim Burton"
Sample Lyric: "It's going down, I'm yelling Tim Burton"

Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop" becomes "We Can't Chop"
Sample Lyric: "And we can't chop / And we won't chop / Can't you see it's we who own the knife?"

One Direction's "Best Song Ever" becomes "Best Soup Ever"
Sample Lyric: "And we slurped all night on the best soup ever / We waited in line in the cold temperature"

Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" becomes "I Flew to the Hubble"
Sample Lyric: "'Cause I flew to the Hubble for space walkin' / Some stars 'round me now"

Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" becomes "Shrunken Glove"
Sample Lyric: "They didn't wake up in the kitchen / How the hell did this stab happen? / Oh baby, shrunken glove / I'll be all right"

Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" becomes "Sushi & Thai"
Sample Lyric: "And as long as I got my sushi and Thai / I'ma eat it all on the couch tonight"

Frozen's "Let It Go" becomes "Larry Moe (Curly's Lament)"
Sample Lyric: "Larry Moe, Larry Moe / I am one with the poked in eye"

Drake's "Started From the Bottom" becomes "Cardigan Your Bottom"
Sample Lyric: "Cardigan Your Bottom, how we wear / Cardigan Your Bottom how my warm club finely wears"

Bruno Mars's "Locked Out of Heaven" becomes "Locked Out by Kevin"
Sample Lyric: "'Cause you make me feel like I've been locked out by Kevin"