RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And now for some insight on dating.

(Soundbite of song "Whatever You Like")

Mr. WEIRD AL YANCOVIC: (Singing) 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.

MONTAGNE: Weird Al Yancovic's new single, Whatever You Like.

(Soundbite of song "Whatever You Like")

Mr. YANCOVIC: (Singing) 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.

MONTAGNE: This song reworks rap artist' T.I.'s number one hit by the same name. It's the first time in his nearly 30-year career that Yancovic has released a parody while the original is still on top of the Billboard Pop Chart. In his MySpace blog, Weird Al says that staying topical is one of the hardest parts of his job. With digital distribution, he says he doesn't have to quote wait around while my songs get old and dated. I can get them out on the internet almost immediately. Well, almost. It took around two weeks to write, record and then release the parody on iTunes. To hear more of Whatever You Like, visit NPRmusic.org. This is Morning Edition from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

(Soundbite of song "Whatever You Like")

Mr. YANCOVIC: (Singing) You want White Castle, need White Castle, long as you got me, it won't be no hassle. You want it, we'll get it, just don't be a hater. If I grab a bunch of napkins for later. Thrift store jeans on sale half-price, the underwear at Goodwill is nice. And baby you can have whatever you like (if you like). I said you can have whatever you like (if you like) yeah, yeah. Baby, I can give you anything you please, even share my government cheese. And baby you can have as much as you like (if you like). I said you can have as much as you like (if you like) yeah, yeah.

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