Weird Al Yankovic Scores His First Number One Album With Mandatory Fun!

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Weird Al Yankovic has enjoyed a long and storied career, with nearly four decades of parodying popular chart-toppers.

Now, the beloved comic is breathing the same rarefied air as the artists he lampoons, as his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun has officially debuted at number one!

Weird Al: Mandatory Fun Cover

Given the hilarious nature of the lyrics and the ingenious marketing strategy of having Al release a song a day online for eight straight days, it's no surprise that the album is Yankovic's most popular to date.

At 54, the spoof artist still has his finger on the pulse of popular music, and he kicked off last week's promotional campaign with the debut of "Tacky," a take on Pharell's omnipresent mega-hit "Happy."

Al followed that up with a hilarious re-write of  Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," and "Foil," an aluminum-wrap-based ode to Lorde's "Royals."

Yankovic has been characteristically modest about his stunning achievement, tweeting, "If you had told me 30 years ago that this would happen, I never would've believed it. If you had told me TWO WEEKS ago, I never would've believed it!"

In honor of the man who made the accordion cool, please enjoy our video gallery of Weird Al's greatest hits below.

Congrats on the number one, Al. Here's hoping for many more!

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