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Rosen: The Lonely Island Lead the Pop-Parody Boom

June 14, 2013


If you want to begin reckoning with the phenomenon of parody music, a good place to start is the Parable of Madonna and ?Weird Al? Yankovic. It was 1985. The Like a Virgin album was shattering sales records, and Madonna ­wondered aloud why Yankovic, the star musical lampooner, hadn?t gotten ... More

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