By Simon Vozick-Levinson
October 09, 2008 at 09:48 PM EDT

My childhood hero, Weird Al Yankovic, is touting his new single as the first time he’s ever released a parody while its target was still No. 1 on the charts (h/t). This may or may not be technically true, since T.I.’s “Whatever You Like” was unseated from the top spot (by another T.I. single!) yesterday morning, within hours of the time when Weird Al’s identically titled “Whatever You Like” showed up on iTunes. Anyway! Ol’ Al has remade T.I.’s big-spender anthem into a suitable ode to our credit-stressed times. It’s no “White & Nerdy” in my humble opinion, but then, what song is? It’s definitely growing on me, and I know can’t argue with a song that references Top Ramen within the first minute. How about you?

More on Weird Al Yankovic:
PopWatch praises him
DVD review of The Weird Al Show: The Complete Series
Weird Al talks about his Taylor Hicks parody “Do I Creep You Out?”

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