Whether you love him or hate him, Weird Al Yankovic knows how to stay relevant. His latest satiric tome, “Whatever You Like,” lampoons the financial crisis to the tune of T.I.’s “Whatever You Like.” T.I.’s version glorifies luxury and hip hop excess, while Weird Al Yankovic’s generosity is more along the lines of offering his lady the last slice of pizza.
It may seem insensitive to some to release a song parody about being poor amidst a financial crisis, but Weird Al’s way is never derisive. “Whatever You Like” is more funny than anything else, starting from his opening line: “Hey girl, you know, our economy’s in the toilet, but I’m still going to treat you right.”
Musical Credit Crunch Satire
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