Weird Al Yankovic's Word Crimes Pokes Fun at Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines

By: Meghan Young - Nov 25, 2014
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Earlier this year, Weird Al Yankovic made an epic comeback with his latest album 'Mandatory Fun,' which contains such hits as 'Lame Glaim to Fame,' 'Sports Song' and 'Word Crimes.' In regards to the latter, the American singer-songwriter and satirist parodied last year's summer hit, 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke. Yet instead of talking about girls and sex, Word Crimes addresses good grammar.

By spoofing the misuse of proper English Grammar, Word Crimes reflects over the artist's own passion for proper grammatical usage. Yet what makes Word Crimes particularly special is that it ranked 39 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his fourth Top 40 hit and the third artist in history to have such a designation every decade since the 1980s.