“First World Problems” by Weird Al Yankovich

This song is mildly amusing as minor Weird Al goes, but I can’t help but feel it’s ultimately redundant, because Al did a far more insightful, and far more disturbing, look into this solipsistic mindset with “Why Does This Always Happen To Me?” back in 2003. This song doesn’t really say anything that “Why Does This Always Happen to Me?” hadn’t already said, and frankly it feels kind of phoned-in by Weird Al standards, almost as if he knew he was repeating himself but felt obligated to make a song about this particular meme. Yankovich’s albums are admittedly very effective Pop-culture time capsules, so I see why he felt the need to make this reference, but that doesn’t change the fact that this song isn’t really his best work.

Verdict: Not exactly bad, just unnecessary.

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