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hom3land
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(03-20-2017, 08:17 PM)
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The best is Fat



Yo Ding dong man, ding dong, yo ding dong


https://youtu.be/t2mU6USTBRE
Hazmat
(03-20-2017, 08:18 PM)
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His best is Amish Paradise, but everything I've seen mentioned in this thread is great. I love Weird Al and it was awesome to see his last album do so well.
bounchfx
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(03-20-2017, 08:29 PM)
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thread reminded me how much i love weird al, so glad I got to see him at blizzcon

I think Albuquerque is probably my favorite though, such a fun story song
dh4niel
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(03-20-2017, 08:34 PM)
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I'm gonna say White & Nerdy. There's a lot I haven't heard though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qYF9DZPdw
Ogni-XR21
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(03-20-2017, 08:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Macheezmo

Just to post something that hasn't already been posted.

Amazing original: Hardware Store
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t6hagxzSdw

Amazing parody: Word Crimes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

I love Weird Al because he does so many different styles and genres that there's something for everyone to love. I don't think I've ever met a person that just hates everything he does.

Hardware Store is also used in my all time favorite YTMND

http://stansellseverything.ytmnd.com/
Earthbound64
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(03-20-2017, 08:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Technomancer

What a pitch perfect snapshot of a certain part of the 90s the whole thing is

Originally Posted by Arkeband

It's kind of amazing how the song encapsulates 90's computing

Pretty much.

Although, White and Nerdy is pretty great too.


Originally Posted by Macheezmo

Word Crimes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

And this always appeals to me on a personal level.
Last edited by Earthbound64; 03-20-2017 at 09:01 PM.
Reckless Abandon
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(03-20-2017, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Transistor

Sorry, OP, but Amish Paradise is easily the best Weird Al song

Yep. I'd feel like I was lying if I said anything else.

So much good stuff from him, though. Fat, Eat It, the Star Wars song, This Song's Just Six Words Long, All About the Pentiums, the Beverly Hillbillies song set to Dire Straits...love it all.
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(03-20-2017, 10:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by besada

CNR doesn't get enough love.

Picking a single song from Weird Al would be to hard. I've been listening to him since I was a kid, so longer than the median GAFfer has been alive. In every decade he just keeps dropping great songs that skewer pop and immortalize it at the same time.

I'm also a huge fan of his polka medleys.

I've been listening to him since he dropped My Bologna on Doctor Demento.

Hell, I might have heard it the first time it was broadcast!

I'm old.
Nista
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(03-20-2017, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by besada

I'm also a huge fan of his polka medleys.

My SO always liked his parody songs, but didn't know about the polka medleys until I played all of the ones I could find on youtube for him. Also old here.

I always have a soft spot for fast paced accordion songs. It's the Weird Al version of dance music.
elrechazado
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(03-20-2017, 11:25 PM)
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Party at the CIA has the goat video
ckohler
(03-20-2017, 11:32 PM)
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"Bob" is a lyrical masterpiece. It's a song created completely using rhyming palindromes. Even the title, which is a reference to being in the musical style of Bob Dylan, is a palindrome. It's nonsense lyrics are also a reference to Dylan's often strange lyrics.

https://youtu.be/JUQDzj6R3p4
Yarbskoo
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(03-20-2017, 11:43 PM)
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You're just about as useless as jpegs to Hellen Keller

Gets me every time.
Marvie_3
(03-21-2017, 12:15 AM)
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Dare to be Stupid is easily his best song. Its amazing.
UltimaPooh
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(03-21-2017, 12:16 AM)
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Yeah. Pentiums.

Close second is white and nerdy.
LordRaptor
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(03-21-2017, 12:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by ckohler

"Bob" is a lyrical masterpiece. It's a song created completely using rhyming palindromes. Even the title, which is a reference to being in the musical style of Bob Dylan, is a palindrome. It's nonsense lyrics are also a reference to Dylan's often strange lyrics.

https://youtu.be/JUQDzj6R3p4



The video is specifially referencing subterranean homesick blues - which itself with its nonsensical lyrics inspired I Am The Walrus
Cyan
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(03-21-2017, 12:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gunstarheroes

Literally 3 pages without Dare To Be Stupid. You should all be ashamed.

Ctrl+f "Dare to be Stupid":

Originally Posted by ZealousD

Amish Paradise - Best parody
Dare to Be Stupid - Best imitation

Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

Dare To Be Stupid is the best song.

Originally Posted by New002

Got to see him in concert this past year which was awesome. I'd have to put It's All About the Pentiums at the top of my list as well. I also really dig Dare to be Stupid (thanks to my love of Transformers The Movie).

Originally Posted by krae_man

It's a close one between Hardware Store and Dare To Be Stupid for me.

Originally Posted by Guzim

Dare to be Stupid is one of the greatest songs ever.

Sis pls
Rhomega Beta
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(03-21-2017, 12:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sciz

Also a shoutout to the madcap nonsense that is his polka medleys, without which his albums would all be missing a little something.

Polka Face is my favorite polka.

EDIT: Found out one of the Medium Rarities tracks, Pac-Man (parody of Taxman by The Beatles) was released to YouTube.
EDIT 2: Full list of tracks with previews
Last edited by Rhomega Beta; 03-21-2017 at 12:41 AM.
doctordoak
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(03-21-2017, 12:31 AM)
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I like UHF's "Spam" and "She Drives Like Crazy"
The Exploder
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(03-21-2017, 12:35 AM)
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Another One Rides the Bus gets me as amped as Another One Bites the Dust. If I had to choose one to shoot into space to greet the aliens I would have to flip a coin.
Mamofish
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(03-21-2017, 12:36 AM)
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DBT85
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(03-21-2017, 12:41 AM)
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Always loved White and Nerdy, Amish Paradise, Fat, and more recently Word Crimes I thought as excellent.
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(03-21-2017, 12:41 AM)
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Amish paradise is not only funny but it's legit a dope song. Was listening to it more than the original song.
wamberz1
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(03-21-2017, 12:45 AM)
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Agreed OP, Def my favorite song of his. Followed by trapped in the drive thru.
Crimsonclaw111
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(03-21-2017, 12:47 AM)
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THE PENS IN MY POCKET I MUST PROTECT THEM

I love Weird Al
wamberz1
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(03-21-2017, 12:49 AM)
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Oh my god I only just now realized they guys at the begining of the white and nerdy video are Key and Peele
DBT85
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(03-21-2017, 12:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by wamberz1

Oh my god I only just now realized they guys at the begining of the white and nerdy video are Key and Peele

Video is amazing. So many little touches.
LordRaptor
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(03-21-2017, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rhomega Beta

EDIT 2: Full list of tracks with previews

Damn, did not know he wrote the comedy bang bang theme
Earthbound64
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(03-21-2017, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by -Pyromaniac-

Amish paradise is not only funny but it's legit a dope song. Was listening to it more than the original song.

Truth.
Lord of Castamere
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(03-21-2017, 01:02 AM)
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I don't think there's a single Weird Al song I don't like. A national treasure.

Confessions Part III, The Saga Begins, and Foil, are probably my favorites, but it's hard.
TDLink
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(03-21-2017, 01:52 AM)
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It's impossible to pick just one. He's a pure genius with a ton of amazing songs. His polka medleys are fantastic as well.

Everything mentioned in this topic already is great.

I think Running with Scissors is probably his best all around album. I'll say that.
Bounceounce
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(03-21-2017, 02:00 AM)
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Holy shit the comments on that video are terrible, so disrespectful towards rap and the original song, do they think that's what Weird Al wants?
Rice-Eater
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(03-21-2017, 02:08 AM)
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My top 3 are Amish Paradise, Fat, and White and Nerdy are the top 3 for me. I love all 3 and can't pick just one as my absolute favorite.
Plinko
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(03-21-2017, 02:16 AM)
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This thread has nowhere near enough Frank's 2000" TV.
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(03-21-2017, 02:27 AM)
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Albuquerque or Dare to be Stupid.

Dare to be Stupid is truly amazing.

In an interview on VH1's Behind the Music, Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh stated in reaction to the song that: "I was in shock. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever heard. He sort of re-sculpted that song into something else and... I hate him for it, basically."[2][3]

Hard to argue with Mark here. But Albuquerque is so ridiculous and amazing! Argghh!
adj_noun
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(03-21-2017, 02:29 AM)
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Nature Trail to Hell is my jam.
sonicfan
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(03-21-2017, 02:37 AM)
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I've always liked Pretty Fly For a Rabbi, we were living in a heavily Jewish neighborhood when it came out, might have something to do with it.

https://youtu.be/c1zktTCVrDs
Skiptastic
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(03-21-2017, 03:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Plinko

This thread has nowhere near enough Frank's 2000" TV.

It's like having a drive in movie in your own living room.
PHOENIXZERO
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(03-21-2017, 03:32 AM)
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Al is a national treasure and deserves a lot more respect.

I don't have a favorite Al song because there's just way too many and I suck at deciding such things.
besada
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(03-21-2017, 03:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ignatz Mouse

I've been listening to him since he dropped My Bologna on Doctor Demento.

Hell, I might have heard it the first time it was broadcast!

I'm old.

Dr. Demento is where I first heard him, too. I used to lay in bed in the dark listening to it when I was a kid. It was so crazy and special.
Aselith
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(03-21-2017, 04:07 AM)
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TMZ for me. Skewers both sides both celebs and the fandom great stuff

https://youtu.be/BwqFgnl4rMs
Swass
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(03-21-2017, 04:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by besada

Dr. Demento is where I first heard him, too. I used to lay in bed in the dark listening to it when I was a kid. It was so crazy and special.

Same, it came on at 10pm Sunday nights in the Salt Lake market, I would stay up and listen to the 2 hours with a tape recorder on the ready.. good times!
TAJ
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Originally Posted by adj_noun

Nature Trail to Hell is my jam.

I was in Cub Scouts when that came out so I like that more than I should.
I'd also seen just about every '80s slasher 'cause typical hands-off Boomer parents.
black_13
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(03-21-2017, 04:13 AM)
Never heard of that before but that was amazing! Some hilarious lyrics had me laughing good. Weird Al deserves more credit.
Swass
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(03-21-2017, 04:17 AM)
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I really like "Foil," even the video is fun.. "Word Crimes" is brilliant as well!
dab0ne
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(03-21-2017, 04:18 AM)
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Bedrock anthem is easily my favorite
Earthstrike
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(03-21-2017, 04:19 AM)
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Was not expecting a this to be a technomancer thread, however, I am pleasantly surprised. As a huge Weird Al fan, it's hard for me to say, but I think I have to go with eat it.
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(03-21-2017, 04:22 AM)
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never realized that was key and peele in the beginning of the white & nerdy video



Dr. Worm
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(03-21-2017, 04:26 AM)
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I Love Rocky Road is another classic that compares well with the original.
Hexa
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(03-21-2017, 04:26 AM)
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That video made me super nostalgic. xD
He's still got mad skills to this day. Damn.

My personal favorite is Party in the CIA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-CG5w4YwOI
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