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Here’s Weird Al’s ‘Perform This Way’

So even though you might have heard that Lady Gaga was blocking Al’s attempt to add this song to his upcoming album, it’s been confirmed that the single, ‘Perform This Way,’ actually WILL be included – apparently Gaga caved. Either that, or she thought ‘What the fuck, why not,’ because though Al said he’d respect her wishes and avoid adding the track, he released it online because, and I quote:

“However, given the circumstances, I have no problem with allowing people to hear it online, because I also have a personal policy not to completely waste my stinking time.”

Well said, dude. I mean, you maybe should have thought of all that before you went through the trouble of recording a song that you might not even be able to sell, but hey. I’m glad the circumstance changed for you, and I really have to give you props for using the word ‘stinking’ in the context that you did. I went through a big Weird Al phase back when ‘Amish Paradise’ was a big hit, and to this day I can’t hear the Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘My Friends’ without automatically thinking of your ‘Alternative Polka,’ so thanks!

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  • Sarah, if you’d read his whole blog post he explains how he sent Gaga the lyrics to the song for her approval and she basically said: “No, I need to hear the finished product before I give the OK”. So basically it was Gaga making Al jump through hoops, not Al blindly recording it and hoping she’d accept it later.