James Blunt bans Pitiful parody
24th Jul 2009 | 11:21
Singer doesn't find Al Yankovic funny
Veteran comedy singer 'Weird' Al Yankovic has had a run-in with UK singer-songwriter James Blunt.
You're Pitiful, a reworking of Blunt's mega-hit You're Beautiful, was due to appear on Yankovic's forthcoming Essentials compilation album.
But now it won't appear, as Blunt won't allow it.
Yankovic Tweeted to his followers: "In case you were hoping for You're Pitiful to be included on my Essentials collection, sorry, this just in from Blunt's manager: 'Thanks for your email, but both James and I will never approve this parody to be released on any label'".
Oh dear. Still, as Yankovic adds: "Guess you'll still just have to continue downloading You're Pitiful for FREE... http://tinyurl.com/28z7et