'Weird Al' Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ takes No. 1 spot on music charts thanks to viral video buzz

July 23, 2014 4:26 PM

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'Weird Al' Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ takes No. 1 spot on music charts thanks to viral video buzz

The '80s parody icon beat out Jason Mraz and was buoyed by well received videos lampooning Robin Thicke’s 'Blurred Lines,' turned into 'Word Crimes,' and Pharrell Willams’s 'Happy', revamped as 'Tacky.'

The King of Song Parodies looks to become this week’s King of Pop — in a typically off-beat way.

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