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I’m going to a Weird Al Yankovic concert tonight!!! In preparation for the concert, I’ve been listening to nothing but Weird Al for the last two days. Remembering some of my favorites from the 80s and 90s and getting familiar with his newer hits. I discovered that he has had a lot of albums! I mean a ton! Like, loads! Following is a list of his albums and a few of his more popular tunes from each…

The rumor is Weird Al is going to stop making regular albums and focus mostly on the interweb to release and popularize his songs from now on. So this might be the complete list!

  • “Weird Al” Yankovic (1983)
    -Ricky (parody of Mickey by Toni Basil)
    -I Love Rocky Road (parody of I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll by Joan Jett)
    -My Bologna (parody of My Sharona by The Knack)
    -Another One Rides the Bus (parody of Another One Bites the Dust by Queen)
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-D (1984)
    -Eat It (parody of Beat It by Michael Jackson)
    -I Lost on Jeopardy (parody of Jeopardy by The Greg Kihn Band)
    -King of Suede (parody of King of Pain by The Police)
    -Theme from Rocky XIII (The Rye or the Kaiser) (parody of The Eye of the Tiger by Survivor)
  • Dare to Be Stupid (1985)
    -Like a Surgeon (parody of Like a Virgin by Madonna)
    -Dare to be Stupid (style parody of Devo)
    -I Want a New Duck (parody of I Want a New Drug by Huey Lewis and the News)
    -One More Minute (style parody of Elvis and 50s doo-wop)
    -Yoda (parody of Lola by the Kinks)
  • Polka Party (1986)
    -Living with a Hernia (parody of Living in America by James Brown)
    -Addicted to Spuds (parody of Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer)
    -Here’s Johnny (parody of Who’s Johnny by El DeBarge)
    -Christmas at Ground Zero (style parody of Phil Spector produced Christmas songs)
  • Even Worse (1988)
    -Fat (parody of Bad by Michael Jackson)
    -I Think I’m a Clone Now (parody of I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany)
    -Lasagna (parody of La Bamba by Los Lobos)
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Greatest Hits (1988) (compilation album)
  • UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff (1989)
    -Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies (parody of Money for Nothing by Dire Straits)
  • Off the Deep End (1992)
    -Smells Like Nirvana (parody of Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana)
    -The White Stuff (parody of You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids on the Block)
    -You Don’t Love Me Anymore (original)
  • The Food Album (1993) (compilation album)
  • Alapalooza (1993)
    -Jurassic Park (parody of MacArthur Park by Richard Harris)
    -Bedrock Anthem (parody of Under the Bridge and Give it Away by Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    -Livin’ in the Fridge (parody of Living on the Edge by Aerosmith)
  • Permanent Record: Al in the Box (1994) (compilation album)
    -Headline News (parody of Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm by Crash Test Dummies)
  • Greatest Hits: Volume II (compilation album)
  • The TV Album (compilation album)
  • Bad Hair Day (1996)
    -Amish Paradise (parody of Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio)
    -Gump (parody of Lump by The Presidents of the United States of America)
  • Running with Scissors (1999)
    -The Saga Begins (parody of American Pie by Don MacLean)
    -It’s All About the Pentiums (parody of It’s All About the Benjamins by Puff Daddy)
  • The Saga Begins (2000) (compilation album (import))
  • Poodle Hat (2003)
    -Bob (style parody of Bob Dylan)
    -eBay (parody of I Want It That Way by The Backstreet Boys)
  • Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)
    -White & Nerdy (parody of Ridin’ by Charmillionaire)
    -Canadian Idiot (parody of American Idiot by Green Day)
    -Trapped in the Drive-Thru (parody of Trapped in the Closet by R. Kelly)
  • The Essential “Weird Al” Yankovic (compilation album)
  • Alpocalypse (2011)
    -Perform this Way (parody of Born this Way by Lady Gaga)
    -TMZ (parody of You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift)
    -Craigslist (style parody of The Doors)
    -Party in the CIA (parody of Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus)
  • Mandatory Fun (2014)
    -Handy (parody of Fancy by Iggy Azalea)
    -Foil (parody of Royals by Lourde)
    -Word Crimes (parody of Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams)
    -First World Problems (style parody of The Pixies)
    -Tacky (parody of Happy by Pharrell Williams)

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Of course, his videos only makes us appreciate his talent even more (not to mention the hilarious UHF!), but that’s a topic for a different post…

What is the best Weird Al song? Comment me!

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