(*) This is an overlooked factor. One thing about some of Al's previous albums is that the songs have been great but the references have been out-of-date by the time the album eventually gets published. But this time it seems Al is literally right on top of current music.
I'm going to have to disagree here.
All of Al's best songs are parodies of classics:
"Another One Bites the Dust"
"Like a Virgin"
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"
I'd bet most of these songs will be all but forgotten within ten years. And the parodies will go the way of "Amish Paradise" where the parody outlives the original. And while it's a funny song, it's nothing compared to the parodies of those I listed above.