Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thousands Petitioning to Have "Weird Al" Yankovic Play the Super Bowl

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The Super Bowl halftime show is America's most-watched concert each year and meant for only the superest superstars in the music business—and that's why thousands have lent their support in hopes of getting "Weird Al" Yankovic to play it.

A petition has garnered attention for boasting more than 4,500 signatures in a plea to get the comedian-musician to perform at the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX. The petition reads:
For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show would not only be overly accepted by the millions of view[er]s, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect [from] this prestigious event. The artists of songs that he is parodying could [accompany] him onstage, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power. The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcome change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or halftime show.

In the petition's comment section, supporters have added additional points, saying that "'Weird Al' Yankovic has been an benchmark within the music industry by showing what is and isn't popular within it," and that "Weird Al brings out the best in us." Another brought up a good point that Al's "recent No. 1 album on the Billboard charts proves that he is still relevant to the music world."

We have to say, we love the idea of having the likes of Iggy Azalea, Lorde or Pharrell popping up onstage for some parody-pop mashups. And his new track "Sports Song" is the perfect track to celebrate football's main event!

As the petition continues to grow, with less than 200 signatures needed to hit the 5k mark at press time, we can think of 10 super-famous "Weird Al" fans that would definitely be down to lend their support.

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