Weird Al sidesteps the furor of misogyny accusations that surrounded Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and spins the song into "Word Crimes," a parody that simultaneously educates and skewers the grammatically challenged with a red pen:
If you can’t write in the proper way if you don’t know how to conjugate maybe you flunked that class and maybe now you find that people mock you online
"There were already about 10,000 parodies of ["Blurred Lines"] and they were all rapey," Al told The View. "And I thought nobody had done a song about grammar."
Al incorporates a sly jab to pal Alanis Morissette in the music video when a wedding day downpour accompanies the lyrics "irony is not coincidence" - a direct hit to Morissette's song "Ironic," which incorrectly uses the example "It's like rain on your wedding day."
There was a rumor in the Soviet Union that The Beatles had secretly visited the U.S.S.R. and given a private concert for the children of top Communist party members. They believed the song "Back In The U.S.S.R." was written because of the concert. Actually, some fans still believe so.