The Super Half Time Show has always brought the hottest artists together. For this year’s entertainment fans of Weird Al Yankovic want him to perform. After he received his first number one album in his career fans created a petition. According to MSN.com the Change.org initiative, created by Ed Ball, has collected over 48,000 signatures.
Weird Al is well known for his parody songs such as Amish Paradise, Eat It, and Smells Like Nirvana. While attending California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, he hosted a radio show; he had his own radio show and earned his famous nickname. In college he recorded his first parody song “My Bologna” which was a parody of Knack’s “My Sharona.”
The song Eat It is a parody of Michael Jackson’s song Beat It. According to songfact.com the video for the song is a shot-for-shot parody of “Beat It.” They wanted to use the same sets, but those had been taken down so Al’s team had to re-create them. This parody is about a man who is a fussy eater and he needs to work on his table manners.
Smells Like Nirvana is a parody of Nirvana’s hit song Smells Like Teen Spirit. Songfacts.com states when Yankovic first heard Nirvana, he was very impressed but thought they wouldn’t catch on. He was thrilled when “Teen Spirit” became a huge hit, since that made the group a parody target (you don’t parody obscure songs).
Having him headline the Super Bowl Half Time Show would be a unique change. Something light hearted and funny. This for sure will get viewers talking good or bad. He is an artist who shocks people and makes them laugh their socks off. Below is the YouTube video of Eat It.