In his latest parody this week, Weird Al Yankovic makes fun of team anthems in general with 'Sports Song.' The new video is the fourth Weird Al has released lately, in an effort to put out a new video from his upcoming album every day this week. In addition to taking on Happy by Pharell Williams ('Tacky'), Royals by Lorde ('Foil') and Fancy by Iggy Azalea ('Handy'), the satirical songwriter has now taken on every team song ever.
'Sports Song' points out the penchant sports teams have for not only praising their own positive attributes, but for telling everyone else they are awful. As the song goes on, he really gets to the point of team spirit, explaining "Okay, full disclosure, we’re not that great, but nevertheless, you suck!"
Weird Al Takes On Team Songs in General With the Satirical 'Sports Song'
1. Team Anthem Parodies - Creating parodies of popular team songs can become a trend for satirical songwriters.
2. Daily Music Video Releases - Releasing music videos on a daily basis can become a trend for musicians to promote their upcoming album.
3. Sports Team Satire - Writing satirical songs about sports teams can become a trend for comedians and satirical songwriters.
1. Music Industry - The music industry can benefit from creating more content-driven marketing strategies, such as daily video releases.
2. Comedy Industry - Comedians and satirical songwriters can benefit from creating more content related to sports team satire.
3. Sports Industry - The sports industry can benefit from recognizing and addressing the hyperbolic language of team songs that can be perceived as negative or confrontational.