|Studio Album by "Weird Al" Yankovic|
|Released||July 15, 2014|
|Recorded||September 14, 2012 – June 2014|
|Record Label||RCA / Way Moby|
Mandatory Fun is "Weird Al" Yankovic's 14th studio album, released on July 15th, 2014.
The album marked the end of Al's original recording contract (originally signed with Scotti Brothers in 1982 and re-signed and transferred to other companies), and he's indicated in several interviews that it might be his last full-length album, preferring to self-release singles and EPs in a more timely manner.
- "Weird Al" Yankovic - vocals, writing, accordion
- Steve Jay - guitar, vocals
- Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz - drums, vocals
- Rubén Valtierra - keyboard, vocals
- Jim West - guitar, vocals
- Amanda Palmer - vocals
- Lisa Popeil - vocals
- Al has stated that this will probably be his last full-length album, instead focusing on releasing songs and albums online, enabling him to be more timely and topical.
- Music video guest appearances: Kristen Schaal, Dr. Demento, MC Lars, & Jack Black, among others.
- On July 23, 2014, "Mandatory Fun" became Weird Al's first number 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, with sales of 104,700 copies in its first week. It is also the first comedy album to top the chart since Allan Sherman's "My Son, the Nut" in August 1963.
- This is the only album not to have singles nor Easter eggs... ANYWHERE!!!
"Weird Al" Yankovic (1983) •
"Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D (1984) •
Dare To Be Stupid (1985) •