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Rhomega Beta
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(03-20-2017, 07:05 PM)
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Skiper Dan is my favorite

Melanie is also underrated.
Macheezmo
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(03-20-2017, 07:08 PM)
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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.
StalkerUKCG
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(03-20-2017, 07:09 PM)
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If we are talking about songs about old tech then I'd say

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-LozGGB35k

is better but obviously much less known.

There's also

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBZfdriysZ4
radioactivez0r
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(03-20-2017, 07:09 PM)
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I love Jackson Park Express now, but I think Mission Statement is my current favorite. Was always a fan of That's Your Horoscope For Today, as well.
HideyoshiJP
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(03-20-2017, 07:11 PM)
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OP, Albuquerque is best.
I think I'm a clone now had best AMV. I don't know what the hell that has to do with anything, but I feel it's certainly criteria to judge things from the '80s and '90s on.
Doodis
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(03-20-2017, 07:11 PM)
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What's amazing is that he's been pretty consistently great for 30+ years. Sure, there are some duds in his anthology, even whole albums, but he's kept at it and still does great stuff.

One of my first favorite artists when I was just a wee lass in the 80s.
Akainu
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(03-20-2017, 07:15 PM)
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I've been hooked on party in the cia lately.
krae_man
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(03-20-2017, 07:16 PM)
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It's a close one between Hardware Store and Dare To Be Stupid for me.
Morat
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(03-20-2017, 07:18 PM)
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While that is a great song OP, nothing beats "Amish Paradise"

"As I walk through the valley where I harvest my grain
I take a look at my wife and realize she's very plain
But that's just perfect for an Amish like me
You know, I shun fancy things like electricity"
Himynameischris
(03-20-2017, 07:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quonny

Trapped in the Drive-Thru followed by The Saga Begins.

My sister and I love Trapped in the Drive-Thru, we'll start singing it whenever we pick up food lol
Iksenpets
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(03-20-2017, 07:25 PM)
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When I was 13 I could have recited Albuquerque to you verbatim.
Vibranium
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(03-20-2017, 07:28 PM)
I was just thinking this the other day. Al nailed the whole "PC Master Race" and 90s internet culture (the one that many people online seem intent on bringing back). Seriously, he can rap better than many semi-popular artists, he's mentioned that he wishes this parody was more popular too.

"I never feed trolls, and I don't read spam". Take the master's advice.
Nokterian
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(03-20-2017, 07:32 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.

After Hardware Store my favorite is Handy it is a great follow up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXiwYUCe_bY

Nobody can ever replace Al Yankovic he is the king of parody songs.
Schlorgan
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(03-20-2017, 07:36 PM)
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Word Crimes and Tacky are pretty great recent ones.
Lulzwagon
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(03-20-2017, 07:39 PM)
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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).

I'm into a lot of underground punk and hardcore and have been going to sweaty, intimate and passionate shows in tiny venues for years. I saw Weird Al last year and he blew everything I've ever seen away. The man is an untouchable talent.
Sciz
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(03-20-2017, 07:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rhomega Beta

Skipper Dan is my favorite

Not that anyone else is wrong, but this is the most right answer.

Also a shoutout to the madcap nonsense that is his polka medleys, without which his albums would all be missing a little something.
Rymuth
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(03-20-2017, 07:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by whytemyke

You guys ever listen to The Night Santa Went Crazy?

I just gave it a listen this past Christmas season and man, that song is DARK. Funny, but damn dark.

Came here for this.

I luuuuurrrve that song
Kanik
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(03-20-2017, 07:42 PM)
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For me, Saga Begins and Amish Paradise are tied. All others are number two or worse.
jonezer4
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(03-20-2017, 07:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Count Dookkake


Good Old Days.

Came to post this. An oft-overlooked classic. Also, pretty fucking dark for Weird Al.
Luschient
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(03-20-2017, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Count Dookkake

Mr Frump in the Iron Lung.

Good Old Days.

Oh man, I haven't seen those titles in YEARS. Off to YT for my nostalgia fix.
Calabi
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(03-20-2017, 07:55 PM)
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I like Word Crimes. Its lyrical perfection and you even learn something at the same time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0...alyankovicVEVO
Ronabo
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(03-20-2017, 07:56 PM)
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I love his NIN style parody Germs.
Captain Zyrain
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(03-20-2017, 08:09 PM)
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There is no way I can pick a favorite or 'best' song.

They are all so good.

I still love Don't Download this Song. It's so perfect and on the nose. Love the Metallica sick burn too.
Aeana
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(03-20-2017, 08:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quonny

Trapped in the Drive-Thru followed by The Saga Begins.

I'm not sure what my absolute favorite is, but Trapped in the Drive-Thru is totally brilliant.
Cyan
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(03-20-2017, 08:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Akainu

I've been hooked on party in the cia lately.

This is pretty solid, especially given the source material. "Stagin a coup like yeah" is a fucking amazing line.
JoshuaJSlone
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(03-20-2017, 08:11 PM)
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Hardware Store and Pancreas are just good stuff to listen to.
My pancreas attracts every other pancreas in the universe with a force proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the distance between them...

Another little one I've grown much more appreciative of with time is Twister, once I saw how direct a take it was on the original Twister commercial in Beastie style.
Count Dookkake
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(03-20-2017, 08:15 PM)

Originally Posted by jonezer4

Came to post this. An oft-overlooked classic. Also, pretty fucking dark for Weird Al.

Another great example of the Dark Al is his song Melanie.

He has some informative songs for Dating Age and "3 Minutes/Nothing Too Crazy" GAF.
hoverboarder
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(03-20-2017, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ronabo

I love his NIN style parody Germs.

YES. One of my favorites!
Dr. Worm
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(03-20-2017, 08:21 PM)
I like "Party in the CIA."

Catchy, clever, fun.
Moose Biscuits
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(03-20-2017, 08:24 PM)
Your Horoscope For Today is I think my favourite original song. It's the peak in non sequitur, rapid fire humour.
Skiptastic
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(03-20-2017, 08:25 PM)
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You Don't Love Me Anymore is the first one that comes to mind as his best.

I got hooked on Al with Alapalooza, then Off the Deep End and Amish Paradise. So I love so much off those albums.
Omega Kirby
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(03-20-2017, 08:25 PM)
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White and Nerdy and Word Crimes are the best
Darth Pinche
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(03-20-2017, 08:30 PM)
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White and Nerdy is a classic.

But Foil is amazing and one of his best in recent years. That twist!
Hispanic! At the Disco
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(03-20-2017, 08:32 PM)
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Imo Jackson Park Express is as good as it gets.

none of my weird al loving friends or family like it though :(
Ignatz Mouse
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(03-20-2017, 08:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by hoverboarder


Genius in France

This is such a great, loving-but-skewering of Frank Zappa. You'd have to know his music well to do this.

I bet Al has tremendous taste in music, based on his style parodies.
Bufbaf
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(03-20-2017, 08:48 PM)
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Well great, now I'll be listening to Weird Al for days and days again just like 10ish years ago.


The correct answer is probably "all the polka medleys" tho.
lunchtoast
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(03-20-2017, 08:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by MC Safety

There's an extra gory version, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC4hJMpW2pM

It'll be "released" with the rarities album as part of the Squeeze Box set.

lol never heard that version before.
kunonabi
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(03-20-2017, 08:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Speevy

I think you know a song is good when 10 years later, you accidentally sing his lyrics instead of the lyrics to the original song.

As far as I'm concerned Amish Paradise and Smells Like Nirvana have completely supplanted the originals.
TheGrue
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(03-20-2017, 08:56 PM)
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"White & Nerdy" wins, but "It's All About the Pentiums" is god tier for sure.
LakeEarth
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(03-20-2017, 08:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Darth Pinche

White and Nerdy is a classic.

But Foil is amazing and one of his best in recent years. That twist!

I like Foil because it starts off as a food parody, something Weird Al has been criticized for doing too much of in the past. And then he turns the whole thing sideways.
The Albatross
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(03-20-2017, 09:00 PM)
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In a 32-bit world, you're a 2-bit user
You've got your own newsgroup, "alt.total-loser"

Damn, that's fire
Glass Shark
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(03-20-2017, 09:01 PM)
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No joke, I probably think about "It's All About the Pentiums" at least once a day. The only other Weird Al song that comes close is "The Saga Begins."
legend166
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(03-20-2017, 09:01 PM)
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Jebediah feeds the chickens and Jacob plows, fool.
PaulBizkit
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(03-20-2017, 09:02 PM)
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The Saga Begins, then Eat It and Amish Paradise. All top tier.
Guzim
(03-20-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Dare to be Stupid is one of the greatest songs ever.
RecRoulette
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(03-20-2017, 09:06 PM)
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Amish Paradise will always be the best for me.

Originally Posted by Darth Pinche

White and Nerdy is a classic.

But Foil is amazing and one of his best in recent years. That twist!

Holy shit, that was great.
L4DANathan
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(03-20-2017, 09:07 PM)
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My personal favorite has always been Hardware Store
It has the best stealth joke in any of his songs.

Originally Posted by hoserx

Weird Al is one of the true geniuses of our time. I mean this in 100% seriousness.

I fully agree.

EDIT: I almost forgot about this gem: Party In the CIA
Mathieran
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(03-20-2017, 09:11 PM)
Weird Al has been one of my favorites my whole life.

All About the Pentiums is definitely one of my faves. Also Jurassic Park like someone mentioned earlier.

But I really like his break up songs a lot. He has some sick burns. See Since You've Been Gone, One More Minute, and Sick of You. Probably some others that I'm forgetting.
besada
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(03-20-2017, 09:15 PM)
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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.

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