Tag Archives: Weird Al Yankovic

Remember That Song: 10/24/17

Can you name the artist and song:

I, I went off to the right
Without saying good, goodbye
Where does it go from here?
Is it down to the lake I fear?

Last Song: “Eat It” by “Weird Al” Yankovic from the album In 3-D (1984)

Great job Andy (@andiparry)

Your table manners are a crying shame
You’re playing with your food, this ain’t some kind of game

If you’d like to purchase this song from Amazon, click on the album cover below:

Remember That Song: 10/25/16

Can you name the artist and song:

Things on your chest
You need to confess
I will deliver
You know I’m a forgiver

Last Song: “I Lost On Jeopardy” by “Weird Al” Yankovic from the album “Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-D (1984)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

Don’t know what I was thinkin’ of
I guess I just wasn’t to bright
Well, I sure hope I do better
Next weekend on The Price is Right-ight-ight

And in case you missed it, “Weird Al” is still at it. He whipped up this one after last week’s U.S. Presidential Debate:

Remember That Song: 1/15/15

Can you name the artist and song:

It was a night like this forty million years ago
I lit a cigarette, picked up a monkey, start to go

Last Song: “Another One Rides the Bus” by “Weird Al” Yankovic from the album Another One Rides the Bus (1981) and the album “Weird Al” Yankovic (1983)

It was smelling like a locker room
There was junk all over the floor
We’re already packed in like sardines
But we’re stopping to pick up more, look out

Remember That Song: 10/24/14

Hair’s to Friday!!!

Can you name the artist and song:

When it cools off – you tease it
When it gets hot – you freeze it
____ _____ is all you bleed

Last Song: “Eat It” by “Weird Al” Yankovic from In 3D

Great job Robert (@mishouenglish) and Andrew (@andytorah)!!!

How come you’re always such a fussy young man?
Don’t want no Captain Crunch, don’t want no Raisin Bran
Well, don’t you know that other kids are Starving in Japan

Daily Trivia: 12/4/12

Question: What arcade game starred twin martial arts experts “Billy” and “Jimmy Lee”?

Last Question: Who directed Michael Jackson’s 1987 video for “Bad”?

Answer: Martin Scorsese

Great job Mark (@kermitom)!!

Here is the music portion of the video:

Here is the full video. Martin Scorsese directed, and it co-starred a still-unknown Wesley Snipes.

And here is Weird Al’s parody, “Fat”:

Remember That Song? – 10/31/11

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

You hear the door slam
And realize there’s _______ ____ __ ___

Last Song: “Nature Trail to Hell” by Weird Al Yankovic:

There’s a homicidal maniac who finds a cub-scout troop
and he hacks up two or three in every scene.

Remember That Song? – 10/24/11

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

It’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There’s nothing that a _______ ___ __ ____ _____ ____ __

Last Song: “Eat It” by Weird Al Yankovic:

Don’t wanna argue, I don’t wanna debate
Don’t want to hear about what kind of food you hate

30 Day Song Challenge. Day 3 – A Song That Makes You Happy

“Polkas on 45” by Weird Al Yankovic

Did you ever wonder what Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, and The Doors would sound like on accordion? Well wonder no more!
Try to feel sad when there is a Polka playing – and not just a plain ole Polka – but a Polka by Weird Al.

This contains Lawrence Welk style music, Yodeling and Classic Rock all in one song. And the fast pace of this song also contributes to the magic.

Weird Al/Lady Gaga Saga

Last week, there was a lot of controversy going on between Weird Al Yankovic and Lady Gaga. Weird Al recorded a parody of Gaga’s “Born This Way”, called “Perform This Way”. Apparently, she refused to grant permission for him to release the song. Several news sites and blogs (not this one) jumped all over the news.

If I found out this was true, I was ready to rip her like crazy this week. But as it turns out, Lady Gaga did not reject the song.

Here is an update from E! Online:

A few weeks ago, the Weird One decided, much to the Internet’s delight, to make Gaga his next parody subject. So he wrote up some lyrics, sent over a pitch and waited. And waited.

Incidentally, while Yankovic’s parodies are all protected under fair-use and no approval from the artists is necessary, he has always sought a blessing from the singers he spoofs.

He finally heard back from Team Gaga, informing him that the superstar would need to hear the tune before signing off. So he sent over the lyrics. And was informed that she would actually need to hear the finished product before offering her magnanimous blessing.

So he did. And sent it over. And was rejected.

Down but not out, Al decided to respect Gaga’s rejection, telling fans “nobody is more disappointed than I am”—and instead of including it on his album as his lead single, as he was hoping to do, he instead leaked it online and made it available for free download.

It was an immediate sensation and, as one might’ve been able to predict, eventually found its way to Lady Gaga’s ears.

For the first time.

Turns out, it was her manager who had been making the crazy demands under the guise of doing so on Gaga’s behalf, who, as it turns out, knew absolutely nothing of Weird Al’s requests.

“Apparently the fact that she didn’t approve it was news to Lady Gaga herself!” he blogged. “Gaga’s manager has now admitted that he never forwarded my parody to Gaga—she had no idea at all. Even though we assumed that Gaga herself was the one making the decision (because, well, that’s what we were TOLD), he apparently made the decision completely on his own.

“He’s sorry. And Gaga loves the song.”

As a result, the song will indeed be released as Yankovic’s first single and, more excitingly, will soon be filmed as his album’s debut music video. All proceeds from both will go to the Human Rights Campaign.

“I truly respect and admire Gaga as an artist and it pained me to think of her as having less than a great sense of humor,” he wrote. “Thank you, Gaga. And thanks to everybody who had my back.”

Here is Weird Al’s song:

Against my better judgment this time, here is Lady Gaga’s song in case you want to compare. But you may like this if you just listen to the song, and pretend that it is a late ’80s Madonna song.