Weird Al Yankovic gives Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' a 'non-rapey' parody with 'Word Crimes'

Parodist is releasing a track from his new album every day this week

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It appears we woke up in 2003 this morning with new music coming from Jamie T and Weird Al Yankovic, the latter of whom has followed up on his Pharrell Williams 'Happy' parody 'Tacky' with one of 'Blurred Lines' that takes aim at those abusing grammar.

The parody master corrects all kinds of commonly-used erroneous statements like "I could care less" in 'Word Crimes', which sees letters and punctuation marks dance around like the models in Thicke's video.

A remix criticising bad grammar might seem flippant given the more serious objectification of women issues inherent in the original, but Yankovic claimed they'd already been parodied to death.

"'Word Crimes' is about a year old," he told The View. "There were already about 10,000 parodies of ['Blurred Lines'] and they were all rapey, and I thought nobody had done a song about grammar."

They actually have – comedy music troupe Lonely Island last year enlisted the help of Solange for their own grammar-based track Semicolon.

Yankovic is releasing a video from his new album Mandatory Fun every day this week, which will also feature send-ups of Lorde's 'Royals', Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive', and Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy'.