James Blunt bans Pitiful parody

James Blunt: not amused
James Blunt: not amused (Image credit: Ansis Starks/epa/Corbis)

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