Your Horoscope for Today
|"Your Horoscope for Today"|
|Song by "Weird Al" Yankovic from the album Running With Scissors|
|Released||June 29, 1999|
|Recorded||October 16, 1998|
|Genre||Comedy, third wave ska|
|Writer||"Weird Al" Yankovic|
|Producer||"Weird Al" Yankovic|
"Your Horoscope for Today" is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic, originally featured on the album Running With Scissors (1999). It is a style parody of the third wave ska movement, more specifically the bands Reel Big Fish, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and The Toasters. The song features Tavis Werts on trumpet, and Dan Regan on trombone (both were members of the third-wave ska band Reel Big Fish). The song is an elaborate parody of horoscope pages, using the twelve astrological symbols.
On 14 January 2011, in response to popular press headlines concerning the sign of Ophiuchus following its mention on NBC on 12 January, Weird Al posted an additional lyric for Ophiuchus on his Twitter page: "You’ll become the center of attention when you replace every square inch of your skin with plexiglass [sic] #NewHoroscope".
After "Virgo" and before "Libra", the following "assurance" is put in about Weird Al's predictions:
"Now you may find it inconceivable or at the very least a bit unlikely that the relative position of the planets and the stars could have a special deep significance or meaning that exclusively applies to only you, but let me give you my assurance that these forecasts and predictions are all based on solid, scientific, documented evidence, so you would have to be some kind of moron not to realize that every single one of them is absolutely true. Where was I?"
- "Your zodiac sign may not be what you think"
- "Twitter / Al Yankovic: OPHIUCHUS: You’ll become t". Twitter.com. 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2012-03-16.