Music Video: “Weird Al” Yankovic – “First World Problems”

There have already been some amazing videos released for the new “Weird Al” Yankovic album Mandatory Fun, but this one might actually be my favorite of the bunch.

“First World Problems” is an Al original, done in the style of The Pixies, and was an instant standout track on the album when I first listened to it.  The great thing about the video is that Weird Al has handed over the directing duties on this one to Liam Lynch (Al generally directs all of his own music videos) and it’s sometimes good to see someone else’s vision of a song or video. I’ve also been impressed with the fact that (with the exception of “Word Crimes”) the rest of these videos have all been live-action, instead of done in animation.  When did they find the time to make all of these?

Head over to to watch “First World Problems”

Also, there’s this clip of Al discussing the video…


If you still want to check out all the previous music videos released this week, then click here for our ongoing coverage of Weird Al’s #8videos8days…


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