Stop Forwarding that Crap to Me

Album: Alpocalypse (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This diatribe against useless junk emails parodies the work of Jim Steinman, who is best known for his collaborations with Meatloaf ("I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)") and Bonnie Tyler ("Total Eclipse of the Heart").
  • A pal of Yankovic's inspired the ballad. He explained to Artist Direct: "One of my friends has been sending me chain letters, obvious hoaxes, little humorous pieces, garbage, and other spam for years. I didn't have the heart to tell this person that it was really annoying [Laughs]. Instead, I wrote the song in hopes that this individual gets the message."
  • The music video is a kinetic typography representation of the song's lyrics made by Koos Dekker. Al explained why he chose to film the clip this way to Consequence of Sound: "I wanted to do that in kinetic typography, which is basically a lyrics video presented in a cool, stylistic way. I'm sure you've seen it around. Cee Lo Green's 'Eff You' video, the original, was sort of that kind of thing. It's basically lyrics that come at the viewer in a very artistic way. I went online, and I looked at a lot of different examples of that art form, and my favorite artist for kinetic typography was Koos Dekker. He ended up being from the Netherlands, and he agreed to do it. So, we sent him the song, and he made this cool video."

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  • Jason from Morganton, GaListen closer... you can hear "It's All Coming Back to me Now"
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