Sneak Peek: Weird Al Yankovic, “Perform This Way”

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With previous Weird Al YankoVICTIMS including Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Madonna, Nirvana, Coolio, Dire Straits, and the late, great, Michael Jackson, it would appear that Lady Gaga is in good company. On the heels of last night’s “The Edge of Glory” video premiere, we’re happy to present you with an exclusive 30-second sneak of Weird Al’s latest masterpiece, “Perform This Way.” If you’ve been living under a rock, the song is a parody of the pop matriarch’s hit, “Born This Way,” and like us, you should be mega-stoked that Gaga and Weird Al were able to squash their alleged beef and come to a mutual understanding to officially approve and greenlight the song.
 
While the lyrics were imagery-inspiring on their own, you’ll see in the sneak that Weird Al has delivered true-to-form visuals that manage to simultaneously mock and salute Mother Monster. Snatching Gaga’s signature looks and making them his own, Al transforms to perform, dancing around to her choreography (albeit with his head on a female body) and flaunting grossly exaggerated versions her outfits — a feat we didn’t think was possible! The full broadcast premiere of “Perform This Way” hits television airwaves Monday morning on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live, and will no doubt join the ranks of Weird Al classics like “Eat It,” “Like A Surgeon,” and “Amish Paradise.” The parody wizard himself will be a guest on the show, so tune-in and check back with us then; we’ll have the full scoop on all things Yankovic!

  1. Bork Borkleson says:

    Wow, so scary, gross and AWESOME.

  2. Seattleman says:

    Still the man. At a time when most artists last only a few years, Al has kept the hits coming for almost 30!

  3. chissy says:

    couple more days until Alpocalypse comes out, can’t wait to hear what else Al has in store after seeing this preview!

  4. LPL2 says:

    I was so ready to be traumatized until I realized that was, in fact, a woman’s body…. whew!

  5. STEVE says:

    “WEIRD AL VS LADY GAGA IN THE “BATTLE OF THE WEIRDOS” MAY THE BEST WEIRDO WIN.”

  6. jake says:

    He is smoking sausage king..

  7. Rob says:

    Deeply disturbing… both of them.

  8. Jo says:

    huzzah!

  9. kevincorcoranjr says:

    i can’t wait for this album!! seriously some funny parodies are about to come our way!

    the one of gaga is hilarious… can’t wait to hear more!!