"Tacky" (2014) "Weird Al" Yankovic
I'm late to this party, but since "Weird Al" Yankovic hit the number one spot on Billboard 200 with "Mandatory Fun," we must give give a nod to the king of pop culture appropriation. The one-take music video was filmed at the Palace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Irony points for the cover, a twist on the visual cues of street art socialism. "WA"Y explains at Newsweek:
"There’s Russian propaganda and Chinese propaganda. Basically I’m just playing on the title Mandatory Fun, which is an oxymoron that’s been in our culture for a while. It’s used a lot at corporate retreats and I hear it’s a term in the military. I just thought it’d be fun to take that term to its logical extreme."