"Weird Al" Yankovic
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||Couch Potato (Parody of "Lose Yourself" By Eminem)||"Weird Al" Yankovic||4:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hardware Store||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Trash Day (Parody of "Hot In Herre" By Nelly)||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Party At the Leper Colony||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Angry White Boy Polka||"Weird Al" Yankovic||5:03||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Wanna B Ur Lovr||"Weird Al" Yankovic||6:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Complicated Song (Parody of "Complicated" By Avril Lavigne)||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Why Does This Always Happen to Me?||"Weird Al" Yankovic||4:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ode to a Superhero (Parody of "Piano Man" By Billy Joel)||"Weird Al" Yankovic||4:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bob||"Weird Al" Yankovic||2:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ebay (Parody of "I Want It That Way" By the Backstreet Boys)||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Genius In France||"Weird Al" Yankovic||8:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
It's been said that artists will truly know they've entered pop culture when Weird Al Yankovic records a parody of their hit. But what does it mean when pop culture is ahead of Weird Al? Take his parody of the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way," which Yankovic turns into "Ebay," but his satire is not far removed from the auction website's own advertising campaign of 2003, where people rave about the junk they bought on eBay to the tune of "My Way" ("I did it eBay"). What does this mean? Well, that Weird Al Yankovic's sensibility has been so thoroughly assimilated by mass culture that it's tougher than ever for him to stay ahead of the game. For instance, there's his parody of Eminem's "Lose Yourself," for which Marshall Mathers refused to let Alfred Matthew Yankovic make a video — an event that gave Poodle Hat a lot of press upon its spring 2003 release. The album ends with "Genius in France," a multi-part epic that's equal parts Utopia-era Todd Rundgren, Frank Zappa, and They Might Be Giants; it's the most ambitious and weirdest thing here, which counts for a lot, ending with a Grey Poupon joke. It works because, at his best, Weird Al is a very good musician with some clever ideas and a skilled band, so music that showcases that is best for him — it helps put his jokes across.
I love weird al
weird al is the best comedian songwriter ever
Okay... right now the fuss is over avril lavigne's song parodorized.(or somthin' like that...) i love that song and i love weird al. both songs r awesome and rock my sox! also my favorite song on here is ode to a superhero. if u must buy a song, buy either ode to a superhero or ebay. they both r awesome!! ya i know i use awesome a lot....
You made fun of an avril lavigne song? You rock! I love every song on this album. Somebody tell this willy wonka guy to rate things fairly! WAY rocks!
Born: October 23, 1959 in Lynwood, CA
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s