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Posted on Aug 07, 2014 12:48 pm
Online petitions seem to be the cool thing among music fans these days. So following an anti-Ghost petition, an anti-anti-Ghost petition, and the Ozzy knighthood petition, a pro-Weird Al Yankovic petition has surfaced, demanding a Super Bowl halftime show spot for the renowned commedian.
"For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event," the description reads.
"The songs of artists that he is parodying could join him on stage to accompany, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power. The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show."
Recently crossing the 45,000 signature mark, the petition got ever so close to the 50,000 goal. For more info visit Change.org.
With his latest album "Mandatory Fun," Al scored possibly the greatest success of his career, debuting at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart with 104,000 units shipped during the first week. The record also became the first comedy album to top the chart since 1963. Among the singles, Robin Thicke parody "Word Crimes" seems to stand out as the biggest hit so far, check it out below.