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Brave Sir Robin
04-17-2002, 02:42 PM
What's your favorite song?

JetsAndHeels
04-17-2002, 02:51 PM
"Smells like Nirvana" had to be my first favorite Weird Al song. It was hilarious, making fun of Nirvana and the humorous lyrics. Of course "Amish Paradise" and "The Saga Begins" are some of his latest songs that I enjoy. Especially the Star Wars parody. I remember when the video came out. It was great how Weird Al incorporated the EP1 plot into the song and kept humor with it as well. He does a great job on it on "Weird Al Live". It was on VH1 just this past weekend. No doubt he is very talented.

billfremore
04-17-2002, 02:58 PM
Personally I like his original stuff better than his song parodies.

Frank's 2000 inch TV, You make me and One more minute are some of the best songs I've ever heard...

and damn funny to boot.

jedi_uk73
04-17-2002, 05:42 PM
I would have to stick with his Star Wars parodies. Mind you I think it's the only ones I've heard.

Livin' La Vida Yoda & My Name Is Darth Vader are the about the best ones.

Well I think so anyway !!

Bel-Cam Jos
04-17-2002, 06:22 PM
"One More Minute" is my favorite, too. Other great ones:

"Taco Grande"
"Dare to Be Stupid"
"Albuquerque"
"Christmas at Ground Zero"
"Nature Trail to Hell"
"Mr. Popeil"
"I Lost on Jeopardy"
All the polka versions are awesome as well, even if you loathe polka!

p.s. Is weirdal.com ever gonna update some of the sections? Coming up on 2 years since the "Ask Al" had anything new. :(


Livin' La Vida Yoda & My Name Is Darth Vader are the about the best ones.
Uh, jedi_uk73. What album were those ones on? Only SW parodies I know of are "Yoda" and "The Saga Begins." :confused:

Here is a previous thread in the Old Forums on everybody's favorite parodist:
Weird Al and Star Wars Lines (http://209.197.112.151/thread.html?dom=ss&TID=7&PID=278)

2-1B
04-18-2002, 12:56 AM
Al's cool, I saw him in concert . . . . Sept 2000. Very fun show! I've been wanting to buy the live DVD for quite some time, but never got around to it.

"You Don't Love Me Anymore" is a cool original tune. Livin in the Fridge, The Saga Begins, Like a Surgeon, there are so many great parodies.

Starfig873
04-18-2002, 07:01 AM
My favorite song(s)? This is tough...

Fat
Melanie
The Saga Begins
Money For Nothing/The Beverly Hillbillies
UHF (any version)
This is the Life
Gotta Boogie.

Them are some of my favorites, but I love all his stuff.

jedi_uk73: Those aren't Weird Al songs. You downloaded those songs correct? Okay, see, half the time when you get a funny song or parody it is mislabeled as Weird Al and so confusion ensues. :)

jedi_uk73
04-18-2002, 07:24 AM
I got the Livin' La Vida Yoda & My Name Is Darth Vader off Napster when it was still about. According to the downloads they were done by Wierd Al. All searches came up with this too.

They may not be by him, if you haven't heard of them. As I live in the UK, Wierd Al is not all that huge. So my downloads may be wrong. bummer!!!

Still good songs though, better than the original artists attempts.

QLD
04-18-2002, 08:29 AM
I love Weird Al. I own all of his CD's. My favorite song by him would have to be Eat It. Mostly because that was the song that turned me, and many other kids at the time on to him. I listened to In 3-D probably 10 times a day. Great stuff.

I also love:

One More Minute
Smells like Nirvana
The Brady Bunch
Jurassic Park
My Bologna
Like a Surgeon
Living with a Hernia
Nature Trail to Hell
Yoda
Saga Begins
Rye or the Kaiser
X-Mas at Ground Zero
Dare to Be Stupid
Fat
Ricky
I was Only Kidding
Amish Paradise
Albuquerque
and ALL of the POLKAS!

He also did a song called Star Wars Cantina that was never on any alblums. I dunno where it was done at, but it was a parody of Copa Cabana. It was done a while back, because I remember hearing it on the radio. But the voice is definately him. Good stuff. I would suggest looking on WinMX and seeing if you can find it on there.

JEDIpartner
04-18-2002, 09:30 AM
Al is another person I got to meet way back in 1985. I saw him on his "Stupid Tour". That was great!

My favourtie songs of his are:

-Gotta Boogie (original version on the b-side of "Another One Rides the Bus")
-Dare to Be Stupid
-One More Minute
-Amish Paradise
-Smells Like Nirvana
Of course... ALL his polka medleys are funny as hell!!!

It's amazing that Al has stuck around a lot longer than a lot of the groups/artists he parodied. That speaks volumes about his lasting appeal and talent.

billfremore
04-18-2002, 09:30 AM
There are a great deal of parody songs out there and many people who have ripped the mp3s originally or people have renamed them improperly and credited Weird Al with many songs he never did.

I myself have a copy of a song parody titled "dirty deeds (done with sheep)" credited to Weird Al.

Most of the songs I have found on the web that claim to be Weird Al songs are actually done by a gentlemen named Bob Rivers. Check him out he does some funny stuff, especially his Christmas songs.

If you want to know which songs are truly Weird Al songs, check out a music site like cdnow.com and check out all of his albums or check out www.weirdal.com and look up his discography.

Mandalorian Candidat
04-18-2002, 09:44 AM
I'm not as big of a Weird Al fan as it looks like the rest of you are, but I really liked "Eat It" when it came out. To this day I think I can still remember the words verbatim.

UHF was a pretty good flick. I thought it was pretty funny. It had Michael Richards (Kramer) as that dopey janitor who got kidnapped by the network affiliate. "OK Johnny. Are you ready to drink from Mr. Firehose?"

Brave Sir Robin
04-18-2002, 09:48 AM
People on Napster, Morpheous, KaZaA etc are ALWAYS mislabelingb Weird Al songs because the user think Al is the only person on earth who writes parodies. Most of them are by Bob Rivers, Frank Zappa, Monty Python, Adam Sandler, Stephen Cavanaugh, Dr. Demento, They Might Be Giants, etc the list goes on and on.

Smells Like Nirvana has a hilarious music video. He won a Grammey for that! Finally the Grammeys were right about something. That's my favorite Al video, with Amish Paradise as a close second.

My favorite Al Songs

Yoda
The Saga Begins
Amish Paradise
I'm So Sick of You
Grapefruit Diet
Jerry Springer
Theme from Rocky VIII (Rye or the Kaiser)
Spam
The Night Santa Went Crazy
Christmas at Ground Zero
Headline News
Albequerque
Bedrock Anthem
Bohemain Polka
Another One Rides the Bus
Eat It

Bel-Cam Jos
04-18-2002, 10:09 AM
Wasn't it the "Theme From Rocky XXXVIII/Rye or the Kaiser" or something?

I met W.A.Y. at a Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation in Riverside, CA in the mid-1990s. He signed my cassette cover of "In 3-D" and I told him we share the same birthdate (we do!). I can't believe I made "Weird" Al feel uncomfortable with my childish, selfish, silly, and innane comment! :eek: :p

I also saw him in concert during the Bad Hair Day album tour, in Perris, CA at an outdoor fair there! I "heard" him first at an earlier show (from outside the concert area), then saw him later that night. The fans were chanting "Yoda! Yoda! Yoda!" at the finale, but he didn't play it... :(

I also was introduced to W.A.Y. by "Eat It." I heard it about 9 pm one night on the radio, and thought it was great! A friend of mine tried to write down the lyrics after listening to a tape (pirated from the radio :eek: ), and was, lets just say, not very close.

smurfvader
04-18-2002, 02:59 PM
I'm a big Al fan. I saw him for the first time around '86 when he was the opening act for the Monkees at Great Adventure. I was able to see him at the Count Basie theatre, in Red Bank NJ, during his Bad Hair Day tour and again when he came around for Running with scissors.
They filmed the Running concert at Count Basie for VH1 and aired several times. He ran up the aisle and passed the row where my friend and I were sitting. we both reached out to touch him and were captured on camera. When I told a few of my friends they were like "I thought that was you." Unfortunately I don't have cable and never saw it. If anybody has a copy I would love to see it.

JIm

JediTricks
04-19-2002, 03:21 PM
The only celebrity autograph I ever went and got on the street was Weird Al's, at first he wasn't that warm to the idea, but when I mentioned that UHF and The Compleat Al were 2 of my family's favorite films, he perked right up and was super cool.

2-1B
04-20-2002, 03:20 AM
I Think I'm a Clone Now !

I don't know how I could forget that song. Weird Al is always relevant, Tiffany is doin' Playboy and there's a new SW Clone movie. :D

dingodad
04-20-2002, 07:25 PM
"gump" is a great video as well as a great song

Brave Sir Robin
04-21-2002, 12:31 PM
Yes, Gump has a great video. So does Jurassic Park, it's totally stop motion.

Darth Cruel
04-29-2002, 08:17 PM
I thought it was a prerequisite to be a Weird Al fan if you were a Star Wars fan and vice versa. Yoda, Gump, Eat it (I sing that one to my kids if they get stubborn at the dinner table), it is hard to go wrong with Weird Al. He has music for for a lot of different tastes in comedy.

scruffziller
06-07-2002, 11:25 PM
I have to say YOUNG DUMB AND UGLY was a fav. Also "Since You've Been Gone", alot of the ones that don't get airplay. TRAFFIC JAM, GREAT FRUIT DIET!!