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10 Best Weird Al Yankovic Songs

Weird Al Yankovic has been hilariously altering our favorite songs for decades. The parody comedian continues to bring a new light to pop classics to this day. In honor of his birthday (October 23rd), here are 10 of our favorite Weird Al songs.

"Fat"

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Fat

Even Worse: Buy/Listen - https://WeirdAlYankovic.lnk.to/evenworse!ytfat About the album: Even Worse is the fifth studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released on April 12, 1988. The album was produced by former The McCoys guitarist, Rick Derringer. The music on Even Worse is built around parodies and pastiches of pop and rock music of the mid-1980s.

Based off the Michael Jackson’s “Bad”, the music video for this song featured an ever-growing fat suit.

 

"Amish Paradise"

"Weird" Al Yankovic - Amish Paradise

Music video by "Weird" Al Yankovic performing Amish Paradise. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 14,859 (C) 1999 Volcano Entertainment lll, LLC

This was the single off of his Bad Hair Day album. Apparently, in a 2014 Reddit AMA Weird Al sated Coolio wasn’t upset anymore about the video.

 

"The Saga Begins"

"Weird Al" Yankovic - The Saga Begins

Music video by Weird Al Yankovic performing The Saga Begins. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 8,874 (C) 1999 Volcano Entertainment lll, LLC

We have to admit, whenever we hear Don McLean’s “American Pie”, we start singing this tune. It’s just too good!

 

"Like a Surgeon"

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Like A Surgeon

Order 'Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic,' a career-spanning box set of all fourteen of Al's studio albums: https://WeirdAlYankovic.lnk.to/Wic5Y!ytlas Music video by "Weird Al" Yankovic performing Like A Surgeon. (C) 1985 Volcano Entertainment lll, LLC

According to Mental Floss, this tune was Madonna’s idea. One of his friends was a mutual pal of the Material Girl’s manager who asked her to pitch parody ideas.

 

"Gump"

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Gump

Music video by "Weird Al" Yankovic performing Gump. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 28,334 (C) 1996 Volcano Entertainment lll, LLC

After frontman for the Presidents of the United States saw this music video, he wanted Weird Al to direct a video for their song “Mixed Up S.O.B.”

 

"Another One Rides the Bus"

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Another One Rides the Bus

"We were pretty much scared out of our minds. I was straight out of college, and all of a sudden they were flying me out to New York to perform live on national tv - The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder.

According to this video, this was from Al’s first-ever national TV appearance. He was still so funny, even in the beginning of his career.

 

"Tacky"

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Tacky

Order 'Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic,' a career-spanning box set of all fourteen of Al's studio albums: https://WeirdAlYankovic.lnk.to/Wic5Y!yttac Music video by "Weird Al" Yankovic performing Tacky. (C) 2014 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

This music video was filmed all in one shot and featured a variety of celebrity appearances.

 

"Eat It"

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Eat It

Order 'Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic,' a career-spanning box set of all fourteen of Al's studio albums: https://WeirdAlYankovic.lnk.to/Wic5Y!yteat "Music video by "Weird Al" Yankovic performing Eat It. (C) 1984 Volcano Entertainment lll, LLC"

This song earned him a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording in 1984. It was much deserved!

 

"Smells Like Nirvana"

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Smells Like Nirvana

Music video by "Weird Al" Yankovic performing Smells Like Nirvana. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 7,037 (C) 1992 Volcano Entertainment lll, LLC

While Nirvana was performing on Saturday Night Live, Weird Al asked his friend Victoria Jackson to get Kurt Cobain on the phone says Spin. She did, and he approved the parody lyrics.

 

"Word Crimes"

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes

"Weird Al" Yankovic's new album "Mandatory Fun" out now on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MandatoryFun Amazon: http://smarturl.it/MandatoryFunAMZ Google Play: http://smarturl.it/MandatoryFunGP http://www.WeirdAl.com Music video by "Weird Al" Yankovic performing Word Crimes. (C) 2014 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

This tune is another one off his latest album, Mandatory Fun. Students, turn this up in your headphones, maybe you’ll learn something new!

 

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