Huey Lewis Murders Al Yankovic, Exacts Vengeance for Pop Stars Everywhere [VIDEO]
You’ll have to take a trip in our Way Back Machine for this one, but we seem to have stumbled upon what appears to be the murder of one ’80s music icon by another ’80s music icon. It’s pretty grisly … and pretty hilarious.
Al Yankovic has spent decades cashing in on parodies of popular songs (if you don’t recall, ask your parents about it). He turned Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ into ‘Fat.’ He took Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ and made ‘Girls Just Want to Have Lunch.’ He had a brilliant turn making ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ become ‘Amish Paradise.’
And he turned the Huey Lewis and the News song ‘I Want a New Drug’ into a ridiculous tune called ‘I Want a New Duck‘ — but now he’s paid the ultimate price for his mockery.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of the Huey Lewis and the News album ‘Sports,’ Lewis no longer feels he must contain his rage, so he shows Yankovic how he really feels about his chosen career path.
Paying homage to the cult classic ‘American Psycho’ — which itself paid homage to Lewis’ ‘New Drug’ song — Lewis goes meta by playing the film scene in which his song was played and then using it as the soundtrack for the bloody demise of Yankovic, who’s too drunk to know what’s going on until it’s too late.
It’s brutal and brilliant, just like (most of) Yankovic’s parodies.
Nice work, Huey, but who’s going to turn Taylor Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ into ‘I Knew You Blew Bubbles’ now?