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Oct. 23 is the 60 birthday of Alfred Matthew Yankovic, better known as singer, songwriter, musician, satirist, comedian, producer and director Weird Al. Yankovic looks great for his age, yet IT seems like 60 is too young, as he has been consistently recording music since 1979. During that time, Yankovic released 14 studio albums, two EPs, almost 50 singles and another 50 music videos to match. Some of his tunes are originals, but Prince of Parodies is obviously best known for lampooning other artists. Even when just considering the latter group of songs, picking the greatest is no easy task, but were just oddballs to tackle IT. Here are 25 Best Weird Al Yankovic parody songs. Somewhat appropriate Give artist, Weird Al Yankovics first single, My Bologna, was Record in the men's bathroom, as this was the only space available to student disc jockeys at Cal Poly in 1979. Nevertheless, Yankovics ode to Oscar Mayer and parody of Knacks My Sharona was a huge hit on Dr. Demento's show. This success, as well as a chance encounter with Knacks Doug Fieger, earned Al Recording a deal with Capitol Records and would mark the beginning of his 40-year career. Another One Rides Bus was Record in the actual studio, but that doesnt mean Its high-quality recording. IT features Al cranking Away on his accordion while drummer Jon Bermuda Schwartz, whom Yankovic had randomly met in the hallway minutes before recording, bang out Beat on accordions case. Lyrics that turn queen Another One bite Dust into a ditty about being trapped on a crowded bus were both hilarious and relateable, and 22-year-old Al nearly cracked Hot 100 for the first time. Weird Als I Love Lucy-theme song, Ricky, wasnt just his first stint in Hot 100, but IT was also his first televised music Video. No. 63 songs feature Yankovic as Desi Arnazs Ricky Ricardo's character sans glasses and stache as Al does his best Cuban accent while singing from Rickys point of view. However, its legendary voice is actress Tress MacNeille, who steals the song and black-And-White Video with her spot-on impersonation of Lucille Ball. To get permission for his fourth single, I Love Rocky Road, Weird Al didnt need to ask Joan Jett, artist known for I Love Rock n Roll but instead member of Arrows, who originally Record song in 1975. This is notable because IT was Arrows Jake Hooker who introduced Yankovic to famed guitarist and producer Rick Derringer, who End up producing Als first six albums including his ode to Rocky Road ice cream. The Song nearly cracked the Hot 100, reaching No. 106. Upon its 1984 release, Eat IT became Weird Als biggest hit by far.

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Weird Al Yankovics funniest songs:

Featuring on Yankovics 2003 album Poodle Hat, song was a parody of Eminems chart-topping hit Lose Yourself and is rightly thought of as a modern satirist classic. With a heap of early 00s television references and narrative that documents sofa-surfing of the highest order, Yankovic really laid the marker with this one. In fact, during his description of the aforementioned shows, Yankovic displayed some lyrical gymnastics that would please Marshall: Shows For next fall, theyve already been namin / CSI: Boise and touch by Uncle both sound pretty lame n / So does everybody tolerate Raymond / and King of Queens jumping shark first minute / I cant believe Richard Simmons aint in It.

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5. Like a Surgeon

Starting with his first professional recordings and appearances on Dr. Demento radio show decades ago, weird Al, Yankovicwho was born in Downey, California, on October 23 1959has, managed to stay on the pop culture map and change with times, even as so many bands and artists he has parodied have fade out of spotlight. Here are some facts about weird Al Yankovic and his songs. If youre looking for a timeless gift to give this holiday season, look no further than the LEGO set. With kits that cater to a wide age rangefrom, toddlers fine-tuning their motor skills to adults looking for a more engaged way to release LEGO is set out there for everyone. Weve rounded up some of our favorite sets on Amazon to help you find the LEGO Box that will make your loved One smile this year. If you end up getting one for yourself too, dont worry: We wo tell. You Director Frank Capra's 1946 classic It's Wonderful Life is sacred in the holiday movie pantheon. It's not as quotable as Christmas Story or as lyrical as 1966's How Grinch Stole Christmas!, But the Story of George Bailey has a universal message behind it that endures more than 70 years later. Though the movie is a quintessential Christmas tale today, when it was first released in 1946, audiences and critics were lukewarm toward the picture, resulting in box office disappointment that killed Capra's nascent production company, Liberty Films. In a strange twist, decades after It was first release, unlikely clerical screw-up managed to turn It's Wonderful Life into the Christmastime staple we know today. In the 1930s, Capra became a magnet for Academy Awards, directing movies like Screwball comedy It happen One Night and Mr. Smith going to Washington. After Pearl Harbor, Capra knew he could contribute something to the war effort, so he took a post in Washington overseeing development of US propaganda films for the governmentmost, notably the award-winning Why We Fight series of documentaries. Upon returning from Washington in 1945, Capraalong, with other wartime directors, William Wyler and George Stevenshelped, finance Liberty Films, independent production company poised to give filmmakers one thing they all dreamt of: freedom. The company's first film would be an adaption of a short story titled Greatest Gift, which would also appear in Good Housekeeping under the title Man Who Was Never Born, and would be adapted for screen as It's Wonderful Life. It's one of few movies Capra also received screenwriting credit for, and with a proposed budget of 2 million, it was a huge gamble for Liberty.

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2. Eat It

Eat It wasnt Yankovics first song; It wasnt even his first good song. However, it was the first track by a singer that most people heard, so it set the standard for all of the music that he released afterward. It was also the beginning of the singers ' long musical love affair with food. Fans will know that he later released numerous songs about food, ranging from Girls Just Wanna Have Lunch to I Love Rocky Road. Michael Jackson's song Beat It sounds incredibly tough, so Yankovics decision to turn it into a song tune about parents telling their child to finish their dinner perfectly capture-and lampoons-sort of aimless frustration that kids inspire in their parents. The central joke of Eat It-where Yankovic turns an aggressive hard rock number into a petty tantrum-is so good that one wonders why no one ever uses it again.

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1. White and Nerdy

Dont be intimidated by the Orwellian directive behind Weird Al Yankovics new album title, Mandatory Fun. The listening experience is much MORE pleasurable than It sound, which is not surprising for musicians who have become the definitive musical satirists of our generation. Over the last three decades, hes played everyone from Michael Jackson to Taylor Swift, starred in two TV shows, one of which included the theme song About Al living in a sewer with a hamster and, perhaps most impressively, made playing Accordion cool. On top of that, Yankovic is also a world-class MUSIC-video artist, and with Mandatory Fun, hell teamed up with Funny or Die, Nerdist, College Humor, and others to debut eight MUSIC videos in eight days. Prior to the release of the new album, Weird Al rang up Vulture to reminisce about shooting a few of his earlier videos, from his debut, Ricky, All Way up to Perform this Way. Ricky that was Do in 1983. It was when my first album came out, which was right after MTV debut. The thing about MTV was it was a 24-hour MUSIC-video channel that started back when people were making MUSIC videos, so they needed product to fill the pipeline. So it was relatively easy to get play on MTV because they would play anything that wasnt overtly horrible. Ricky's video had very low production value. We make it for a couple thousand dollars. We shot it in somebodys house in San Fernando Valley. It really was lacking in not only production but in proper preparation. At one point I was supposed to be shaking maracas, and nobody had remembered to bring maracas, so I grabbed the closest thing that resembled maracas, which was a bowling pin. So at one point in the video you see me shaking a bowling pin as fast as I can, hoping that nobody will realize. I lost on Jeopardy. I not only get to work with Don Pardo and Art Fleming, who were on the original Jeopardy Show in the 60s, but Greg Kihn, original artist who Do Jeopardy He made a cameo appearance at the end. But what a lot of people dont realize, when I I lost on Jeopardy, Jeopardy was not on air; that was a retro of song About game Show that Merv Griffin had created that was popular in the 60s when I was a kid. And the fact that I do that parody Im tell make Merv Griffin consider doing the show again. So I think parody had something to do with the fact that Jeopardy go back on air. We put a request out, and Art Fleming and Don Pardo agreed to do it. They were perfect sports about it. Art Fleming Show up on set and was MORE than happy to make a goofy face and play along, and Don Pardo just killed it. So I was very fortunate that they were both so game about the whole thing.

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