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Weird Al Yankovic made parodies of popular music and culture. The greatest hit by Weird Al Yankovic was 1984 number 10 hit Eat It, which was a spoof of Beat It by Michael Jackson. Weird Al Yankovic had two top 20 hits, and a long list of popular video spoofs.


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  1 My Bologna   Feb 1980  
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  This was a spoof of 1979 number one song My Sharona by The Knack. The song was from album Weird Al Yankovic.  

  2 Another One Rides The Bus   Mar 1981  
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  This was a spoof of 1980 number one song Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. The song was from album Weird Al Yankovic.  

  3 Ricky   May 1983  
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  This was a spoof of 1982 number 10 hit Mickey by Toni Basil. The song was from album Weird Al Yankovic.  

  4 I Love Rocky Road   Aug 1983  
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  This was a spoof of 1982 number 14 hit I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The song was from album Weird Al Yankovic.  

  5 Eat It 10   Mar 1984  
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  This was a spoof of 1983 number one hit Beat It by Michael Jackson. The song was from album In 3-D.  

  6 King Of Suede   May 1984  
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  This was a spoof of 1983 number 3 hit King Of Pain by The Police. The song was from album In 3-D.  

  7 I Lost On Jeopardy   Jul 1984  
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  This was a spoof of 1983 number one hit Jeopardy by Greg Kihn Band. The song was from album In 3-D.  

  8 This Is The Life   Dec 1984  
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  This song was from movie Johnny Dangerously and album Dare To Be Stupid.  

  9 Like A Surgeon 29   Jun 1985  
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  This was a spoof of 1984 number one hit Like A Virgin by Madonna. The song was from album Dare To Be Stupid.  

  10 I Want A New Duck   Jul 1985  
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  11 One More Minute   Sep 1985  
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  12 Hooked On Polkas   1985  
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  Hooked On Polkas was a flowing medley of hit songs, as was the craze after Stars On 45 hit number one with its self-titled medley song. This title was a take-off of number 7 hit Hooked On Classics by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The song was from album Dare To Be Stupid.  

  13 Yoda   1985  
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  14 Dare To Be Stupid   Aug 1986  
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  Dare To Be Stupid was the title track from a Weird Al album. The song became most famous later when it was used in Transformers: The Movie. This song and video was a spoof of punk bands, particularly Devo.  

  15 Christmas At Ground Zero   Dec 1986  
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  16 Living With A Hernia   Jan 1987  
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  This was a spoof of 1986 number 4 hit song Living In America by James Brown. The song was from album Polka Party!.  

  17 Fat   May 1988  
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  This was a spoof of 1987 number one song Bad by Michael Jackson. The song was from album Even Worse.  

  18 Lasagna   Jun 1988  
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  This was a spoof of the song La Bamba, soon after a Los Lobos number one remake of the 1959 Ritchie Valens song. The song was from album Even Worse.  

  19 I Think I'm A Clone Now   Jun 1988  
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  20 UHF   Aug 1989  
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  This song was from movie UHF.  

  21 Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies   Sep 1989  
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  Money For Nothing was a number one hit by Dire Straits. Beverly Hillbillies was a popular television show. This comical medley of the Dire Straits song and the TV show theme featured members of Dire Straits. The song was from the movie UHF.  

  22 Isle Thing   Sep 1989  
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  Number 2 hit Wild Thing by Tone Loc was the material that became Isle Thing. The song was from the movie UHF.  

  23 Smells Like Nirvana 12   May 1992  
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  This was a spoof of 1992 number 3 hit Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. The song was from album Off The Deep End.  

  24 You Don't Love Me Anymore   Jul 1992  
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  25 Taco Grande   Sep 1992  
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  This was a spoof of number 3 hit Rico Suave by Gerardo. The song was from album Off The Deep End.  

  26 Jurassic Park   Oct 1993  
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  Jurassic Park was a spoof of the popular movie, and also of the song MacArthur Park. The song was from album Alapalooza.  

  27 Achy Breaky Song   1993  
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  Achy Breaky Song was a parody of number 2 hit Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus. The song Achy Breaky Song was from album Alapalooza.  

  28 Bedrock Anthem   May 1994  
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  This was a spoof of songs Under The Bridge and Give It Away both by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Weird Al changed lyrics to say 'yabba dabba do now,' as per the famous line by cartoon character Fred Flintstone. The song came out in late 1993, but became most popular months later when it was used in the movie The Flintstones. The song Bedrock Anthem was from album Alapalooza.  

  29 Headline News   Oct 1994  
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  This was a spoof of 1994 number one hit Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm by Crash Test Dummies. The song was from album Permanent Record, Al in the Box.  

  30 Amish Paradise   Apr 1996  
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  This was a spoof of 1995 number one hit song Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio Featuring L.V. The song was from album Bad Hair Day.  

  31 Spy Hard   Jun 1996  
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  The movie Spy Hard was a spoof of James Bond movies, and likewise, the song was a spoof of James Bond theme songs.  

  32 Gump   Jun 1996  
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  This was a spoof of 1995 number 8 hit song Lump by The Presidents Of The United States Of America. The song was from album Bad Hair Day.  

  33 The Night Santa Went Crazy   Dec 1996  
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  The Night Santa Went Crazy borrowed its music from Black Gold by Soul Asylum. The song was from album Bad Hair Day.  

  34 The Saga Begins   Jul 1999  
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  This was a spoof of 1972 number one hit American Pie by Don McLean. The lyrics were changed to reflect on characters in the movie Star Wars. The song was from album Running With Scissors.  

  35 It's All About The Pentiums   Sep 1999  
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  36 Polka Power!   Oct 1999  
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  This was a polka medley of popular songs Wannabe by Spice Girls, Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger, Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michael Featuring Ol Dirty Bastard And Introducing Mya, Everybody (Backstreet's Back) by Backstreet Boys, Walkin' On The Sun by Smash Mouth, Intergalactic by Beastie Boys, Tubthumping by Chumbawamba, Ray Of Light by Madonna, Push by Matchbox 20, Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind, The Dope Show by Marilyn Manson, MMMbop by Hanson, Sex And Candy by Marcy Playground, and Closing Time by Semisonic. The song was from album Running With Scissors.  

  37 Pretty Fly For A Rabbi   Dec 1999  
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  This was a parody of number one hit Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) by The Offspring. The song was from album Running With Scissors.  

  38 Polkamon   Jul 2000  
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  39 Bob   Jun 2003  
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  Bob referred to Bob Dylan, whose style and songs were parodied here. The song was from album Poodle Hat.  

  40 You're Pitiful   Jul 2006  
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  41 Don't Download This Song   Sep 2006  
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  42 Weasel Stomping Day   Oct 2006  
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  43 Close But No Cigar   Oct 2006  
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  44 White & Nerdy   Oct 2006  
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  This was a spoof of 2006 number one song Ridin by Chamillionaire Featuring Krayzie Bone. The song was from album Straight Outta Lynwood.  

  45 Canadian Idiot   Oct 2006  
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  46 Do I Creep You Out   Oct 2006  
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  47 Virus Alert   2006  
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  This song was from album Straight Outta Lynwood.  

  48 Pancreas   2006  
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  This was a medley spoof of popular songs by The Beach Boys. The song was from album Straight Outta Lynwood.  

  49 I'll Sue Ya   2006  
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  This was a take-off of the style and songs of group Rage Against The Machine. The song was from album Straight Outta Lynwood.  

  50 eBay   Feb 2007  
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  This was a spoof of number one hit I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys. The song was from album Poodle Hat.  

  51 Trapped In The Drive-Thru   Mar 2007  
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  This was a spoof of 2005 popular song Trapped In The Closet by R. Kelly. The song was from album Straight Outta Lynwood.  

  52 Whatever You Like   Nov 2008  
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  This was a spoof of current song Whatever You Like by T.I., which was still climbing to its peak at number 2 when Weird Al redesigned it. The song was from album Alpocalypse.  

  53 True Player For Real   May 2009  
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  54 Craigslist   Jun 2009  
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  This song was a spoof of psychedelic rock group The Doors complete with keyboard player Ray Manzarek from The Doors. The song was from album Alpocalypse.  

  55 Skipper Dan   Jul 2009  
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  56 CNR   Aug 2009  
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  57 Ringtone   Sep 2009  
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  58 Perform This Way   May 2011  
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  59 Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me   Jul 2011  
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  60 Party In The CIA   Jul 2011  
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  61 Circus Parade   Sep 2011  
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  62 Polka Face   Oct 2011  
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  63 TMZ   2011  
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  64 If That Isn't Love   2011  
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  65 Word Crimes   Jul 2014  
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  66 Foil   Aug 2014  
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  67 First World Problems   2014  
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  68 Tacky   2014  
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  69 Sports Song   2014  
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  70 Mission Statement   2014  
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  71 Lame Claim To Fame   2014  
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  72 Handy   2014  
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