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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Recording artist "Weird Al" Yankovic attends Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee at The Beverly Hilton on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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.


"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”

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”

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.



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”

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.



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”

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”

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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