What's the best Weird Al song and why is it It's All About the Pentiums?

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#55
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.
 
#56
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.
 
#59
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"
 
#62
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.
 
#63
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.
 
#65
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.
 
#77
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.
 
#87
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.
 
#99
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.
 
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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