As of Tuesday, Weird Al’s parody of T.I.’s chart-topping hit “Whatever You Like,” is available on iTunes and hilarious.

Triple Grammy Award winner, Weird Al Yankovic adds his own style and slant to the #1 BillBoard Hot 100 single by bringing the econony trouble into the mix. Here’s a sample of the lyrics:

Hey girl,
You know our economy’s in the toilet
But I’m still going to treat you right

I said you can have whatever you like (if you like)
I said you can have whatever you like (if you like) yeah, yeah

Tater tots, Cold Duck on ice
And we can clip coupons all night
And baby you can have whatever you like (if you like)
I said you can have whatever you like (if you like) yeah, yeah

Take you out for dinner, anywhere that you please
Like Burger King or Mickey Ds
And baby you can have whatever you like (if you like)
I said you can even have the large fry (large fry) yeah, yeah

Baby, you should know I am really quite a sweet guy
When I buy you bathroom tissue I always get the two-ply
Want it, you can get it, my dear
I got my Costco membership card right here, yeah


“One of the hardest things I’ve had to deal with in my career is keeping my material topical even though I only release albums every 3 or 4 years,” the artist said on his blog. “Now, with the advent and popularity of digital distribution, I don’t have to wait around while my songs get old and dated — I can get them out on the Internet almost immediately. It kind of boggles my mind — I thought of the idea for this new song a week ago, and next week it’s getting released!”

Weird Al’s new single will be available exclusively on iTunes for two weeks starting on October 7 and then made available at all major online retailers.

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