Before you hear "Mandatory Fun," listen to the 10 biggest hits so far in the parody master's amazing career.
As pop music evolves and artists come and go, one man has endured over the past three decades: the one making fun of everyone else. "Weird Al" Yankovic has fashioned an unbelievable career out of spoofing his peers, writing hilarious versions of songs by Madonna, Michael Jackson, Nirvana and many others. With a new album, "Mandatory Fun," due out next week, Yankovic keeps chugging along with new music that will tickle your funny bone -- and, sometimes, crash the charts.
Before "Mandatory Fun" is released, check out "Weird Al" Yankovic's 10 biggest Billboard hits thus far, stretching back to the early 80s and puncturing our present pop world. Note: This chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, certain eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates over various periods.
10. Canadian Idiot
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 82
Peak Date: October 21, 2006