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MUSIC - TOP 40
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TIMBUK 3
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WALL OF VOODOO
WANG CHUNG
WEATHER GIRLS, THE
WEIRD AL
WHAM!
WHEN IN ROME
WILL TO POWER
YES (ROCK)
ZZ TOP (ROCK)

Weird Al - Top 40
 

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Weird Al Yankovic - Greatest Hits, Volume 1   Weird Al Yankovic - Greatest Hits, Volume 2

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic was born and raised in California.  He learned to play the accordion in grade school.  He did well in school and graduated as the valedictorian.  Yankovic has said it was the song "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", by Elton John, that gave Weird Al the idea to play rock music on his accordion.  Weird Al's comic influence came from parody music on the Dr. Demento radio show, in addition to pop culture like Mad magazine and Monty Python.

After Dr. Demento spoke at Weird Al's high school, Al gave a tape of parody music he had been working on, and Demento played one of the songs on his radio show, which essentially launched Al's career.  It was while working as a disc jockey at the Cal Poly college in San Luis Obispo that he earned the name "Weird Al" from fellow classmates.  Once again Al had a parody song he sent to Demento ("My Bolgogna", which was a parody of the Knack's "My Sharona"), and The Knack actually liked the song enough to help Al make some connections.  It was after a live recording of the song "Another One Rides the Bus" (aka "Another One Bites the Dust") on the Dr. Demento show that really jump started his career.

Strangely enough, although most of you can rattle off more than a handful of Weird Al parody songs, the only song that charted on the US Billboard Top 40 was "Eat It" in 1984.  Still, you may remember other 80's parodies, like "I Love Rocky Road", "I Lost on Jeopardy", and "Like a Surgeon".  And who can forget all the great music videos?

Weird Al continued to produce and perform well into the 2010's.  There have been a number of artists that have turned him down in regard to parodies of their songs, although technically fair use copyright laws to not preclude Al from recording any parody he chooses.  But he is a nice guy, so he gets permission or does not do it.  At the time of this writing in 2014, the Weird Al Discography was as follows:

  • 1983: "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • 1984: "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D
  • 1984: Eat It
  • 1984: The Official Music of "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • 1985: Dare to Be Stupid
  • 1986: Polka Party!
  • 1988: Even Worse
  • 1988: "Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits
  • 1988: Peter and the Wolf
  • 1989: UHF Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff
  • 1992: Off the Deep End
  • 1992: The Best of Yankovic
  • 1993: The Food Album
  • 1993: Alapalooza
  • 1994: Permanent Record: Al in the Box
  • 1994: Greatest Hits Volume II
  • 1995: The TV Album
  • 1996: Bad Hair Day
  • 1999: Running with Scissors
  • 2000: The Saga Begins
  • 2003: Poodle Hat
  • 2009: The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • 2011: Alpocalypse
  • 1983
    Self-Titled Debut
    Weird Al Self-Titled 1983

    EAT IT:
    [starts] How come you're always such a fussy young man, Don't want no Captain Crunch, don't want no Raison Bran, Well, don't you know that other kids are starving in Japan, So eat it, just eat it [etc]

    1993
    The Food Album
    Weird Al the Food Album

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