Internet Leaks

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This article is about the album. For the act of releasing confidential information to the public on the Internet, see Internet leak.
Internet Leaks
EP by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Released August 25, 2009
Recorded 2008 – 2009
Genre Comedy
Length 19:19
Label Volcano
"Weird Al" Yankovic chronology
Straight Outta Lynwood
(2006)
Internet Leaks
(2009)
The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic
(2009)
Singles from Internet Leaks
  1. "Whatever You Like"
    Released: October 8, 2008
  2. "Craigslist"
    Released: June 16, 2009
  3. "Skipper Dan"
    Released: July 14, 2009
  4. "Ringtone"
    Released: August 25, 2009

Internet Leaks is the third EP from "Weird Al" Yankovic. It was released digitally on August 25, 2009, although all of the songs were initially released as separate digital singles between October 2008 and August 2009.

The EP was announced in June 2009, with four of the songs being released as singles between June and August 2009, and the first track from the EP was already released in October 2008.[1][2] On December 2, 2009, the EP was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for the 52nd Grammy Awards.

All five tracks are featured on Yankovic's 2011 album, Alpocalypse.

Track listing[edit]

Track Title Length Original release date Description Details
1 "Whatever You Like" 3:41 October 8, 2008 Parody of T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" [3] Song describes a man wooing his girlfriend amid financial hardships.
2 "Craigslist" 4:53 June 16, 2009 Style parody of The Doors[4] Lyrics refer to listings on Craigslist. Keyboard work was performed by former Doors' member Ray Manzarek. Low-budget video of Yankovic dressed as Jim Morrison with art-house and stock footage effects was produced by Liam Lynch.
3 "Skipper Dan" 4:01 July 14, 2009 Style parody of Weezer[5] Lyrics describe a man who has a fine arts degree and dreamed of pursuing an acting career, but is forced to work as a tour guide on the Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland. Video was created by Divya Srinivasan.[6][7]
4 "CNR" 3:21 August 4, 2009 Style parody of The White Stripes[8] Lyrics are about superhuman feats that Charles Nelson Reilly could accomplish, similar to Chuck Norris facts, but is not attributed as a direct parody.[9] The video, created by JibJab, animates the song's lyrics using JibJab employees as actors against a green screen, interspersed with shots of Yankovic and Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz performing on a White Stripes-inspired red-and-white set, dressed as Jack White and Meg White, respectively.[8][10][11] In a first for any major recording artist, users of Jib-Jab's web site had the option of including themselves in the music video.[12]
5 "Ringtone" 3:25 August 25, 2009 Style parody of Queen[13] Lyrics are about the downsides of having an annoying cell phone ringtone. The song has an associated music video created by SuperNews!, which premiered August 21, 2009.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The official website". Weird Al. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  2. ^ ""Weird Al" Yankovic Masters New Singles at Bernie Grundman's". Digital Game Developer. 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ Vreval, Jeff (2008-10-06). "Weird Al Goes Digital With T.I. Cover". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  4. ^ McCarthy, Caroline (2009-06-16). "Weird Al takes on Craigslist with The Doors". CNet. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  5. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (2011-06-21). "'Weird Al' Yankovic, 'Alpocalypse': Track-By-Track Review". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  6. ^ Wallace, Lewis (2009-07-14). "‘Weird Al’ Tells Sad Tale of ‘Skipper Dan’". Wired. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  7. ^ "News Ticker: Treasure Island Festival, Common, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Snoop Dogg". Rolling Stone. 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  8. ^ a b Kreps, Daniel (2009-08-04). ""Weird Al" Parodies The White Stripes, Charles Nelson Reilly". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  9. ^ robnator (2011-12-24). ""Weird Al" Yankovic Parodies & Polkas". Retrieved 2011-12-24. 
  10. ^ "C.N.R. B.T.S.!". JibJab. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  11. ^ "C.N.R. B.T.S. II !". JibJab. 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  12. ^ "Weird Al and JibJab Join Forces". PRWeb. 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  13. ^ "Weird Al Leaks". antiMusic. 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  14. ^ "The Super News Callabo-Jam with Weird Al Yankovic! - Premieres August 21st." (Flash video). Current TV. 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2009-08-15.