Rick’s Top 10 ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Songs [VIDEO]
Well the 'end of the world' was predicted for earlier this year and, well it didn't happen. But, that didn't stop 'Weird Al' Yankovic from making his own prediction of the 'Alpocalypse' with his brand new cd with the above mentioned title.
One thing Al hates is when you ask him if this is his comeback album. His reply is, “I NEVER went anywhere, so how can it be comeback.”
The new date of the “Alpocalypse' is Tuesday, June 21 (also, the first day of Summer) and the release date of his new album. I have gone to Al's website (which is streaming his new album) and have listen to it three times,so far, in 24 hours. This is classic Al, as he takes on songs from B.o.B ('Another Tattoo'), Taylor Swift ('TMZ'), Miley Cyrus ('Party in the CIA') and a very heavily-influenced Doors sounding 'Craig's List.' This album, like all of his others are sprinkled with original compositions too, 'Ringtone,' 'Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me,' the hilarious 'Skipper Dan' and of course his signature Polka Song, called 'Polka Face,' where he takes on pop music and puts it to a polka…beat?
A lot of these songs were performed at his concert at the Amarillo Globe News Center earlier this year and they are all still relevant and hilarious.
So, with my overflowing admiration and highly praised thoughts on his new album, here's a look at my top 10 favorite “Weird Al” songs.
My Balogna (My Sharona – The Knack)
Perform This Way (Born This Way – Lady Gaga)
You're Pitiful (You're Beautiful – James Blunt)
I'm not really sure why this song didn't make the album, but Al performs it regularly in concert. Either James Blunt or his record company didn't approve of it. So, somebody, somewhere doesn't have a sense a humor, I guess.
(Editor Note: this is a fan made video)
Jurassic Park (MacArthur Park – Richard Harris)
Amish Paradise (Gansta's Paradise – Coolio)
Don't Download This Song
Ebay (I Want It This Way – Backstreet Boys)
2003 “Poodle Hat”
If you know someone who 'Ebays,' then you completely understand this.