History Music / WeirdAlYankovic

27th May '17 8:28:14 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''Off the Deep End'' (1992)
* ''Alapalooza'' (1993)

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* ''Off the Deep End'' ''Music/OffTheDeepEnd'' (1992)
* ''Alapalooza'' ''Music/{{Alapalooza}}'' (1993)
22nd May '17 3:04:27 PM VicGeorge2011
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* TalkingWithSigns: Al does a "woo" with a sign near the latter end of the video for "Fat".
22nd May '17 2:02:49 PM VicGeorge2011
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* ''"Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D'' (1984)
* ''Dare to Be Stupid'' (1985)
* ''Polka Party!'' (1986)
* ''Even Worse'' (1988)

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* ''"Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D'' ''Music/WeirdAlYankovicIn3D'' (1984)
* ''Dare to Be Stupid'' ''Music/DareToBeStupid'' (1985)
* ''Polka Party!'' ''Music/PolkaParty'' (1986)
* ''Even Worse'' ''Music/EvenWorse'' (1988)
22nd May '17 2:01:14 PM VicGeorge2011
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* ScaryTeeth: The subject of "Toothless People".
21st May '17 9:49:48 AM nombretomado
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* DeadpanSnarker: Watching Al in candid interviews where he drops the act reveals a subdued, deadpan humor and dry, sharp wit. A good example of this is the VH1 ''Behind the Music'' special.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Watching Al in candid interviews where he drops the act reveals a subdued, deadpan humor and dry, sharp wit. A good example of this is the VH1 Creator/VH1 ''Behind the Music'' special.
19th May '17 10:25:41 AM MarkLungo
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* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum "Weird Al" Yankovic]]'' (1983)

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* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum ''[[Music/WeirdAlYankovicAlbum "Weird Al" Yankovic]]'' (1983)
19th May '17 10:22:23 AM MarkLungo
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Al scored another minor hit in 1980 with "Another One Rides the Bus" (a parody of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust") and decided to pursue a career in music, feeling architecture wasn't really his calling. After a modest start (including a disastrous gig opening for Music/MissingPersons), Al and his band released his first album on Scotti Bros. Records in 1983, hit it big with his second album thanks to "Eat It" (a song and music video parody of Music/MichaelJackson's "Beat It") peaking at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and hasn't looked back since. Most of Al's albums during the '80s and '90s went platinum; Al shrewdly used ViralMarketing to saturate social media with publicity for his 2014 album ''Mandatory Fun'', and he was rewarded with that album debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 (his first number one album ever). The success of ''Mandatory Fun'' launched an online petition asking for Al to play the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, which eventually gathered over 125,000 signatures. (Despite this, Al would be the first to admit he was never seriously in the running due to behind-the-scenes politics; the gig eventually went to Music/KatyPerry.) Al has also won four Grammys in his career: three for various albums and one for a video.

In 1989, Weird Al starred in the film ''Film/{{UHF}}'', and he had a short-lived Creator/{{CBS}} "kids' show" in the 1990s, ''Series/TheWeirdAlShow''. He has been involved with the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise twice: his song "Dare To Be Stupid" was played in the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie 1986 movie]], and he provided the voice of Wreck-Gar in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. His voice has appeared both before and since the latter in a number of cartoons, with his roles ranging from one-off gag characters to the title characters of the ''ComicBook/AnimalMan'' AnimatedAdaptation and the Disney XD cartoon ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw''. He's also written two children's books, ''When I Grow Up'' and ''My New Teacher and Me''.

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Al scored another minor hit in 1980 with "Another One Rides the Bus" (a parody of Queen's Music/{{Queen}}'s "Another One Bites the Dust") and decided to pursue a career in music, feeling architecture wasn't really his calling. After a modest start (including a disastrous gig opening for Music/MissingPersons), Al and his band released his first album on Scotti Bros. Records in 1983, hit it big with his second album thanks to "Eat It" (a song and music video parody of Music/MichaelJackson's "Beat It") peaking at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and hasn't looked back since. Most of Al's albums during the '80s and '90s went platinum; Al shrewdly used ViralMarketing to saturate social media with publicity for his 2014 album ''Mandatory Fun'', and he was rewarded with that album debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 (his first number one album ever). The success of ''Mandatory Fun'' launched an online petition asking for Al to play the Super Bowl UsefulNotes/SuperBowl XLIX halftime show, which eventually gathered over 125,000 signatures. (Despite this, Al would be the first to admit he was never seriously in the running due to behind-the-scenes politics; the gig eventually went to Music/KatyPerry.) Al has also won four Grammys in his career: three for various albums and one for a video.

In 1989, Weird Al starred in the film ''Film/{{UHF}}'', and he had a short-lived Creator/{{CBS}} "kids' show" in the 1990s, ''Series/TheWeirdAlShow''. He has been involved with the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise twice: his song "Dare To Be Stupid" was played in the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie 1986 movie]], and he provided the voice of Wreck-Gar in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. His voice has appeared both before and since the latter in a number of cartoons, with his roles ranging from one-off gag characters to the title characters of the ''ComicBook/AnimalMan'' AnimatedAdaptation and the Disney XD Creator/DisneyXD cartoon ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw''. He's also written two children's books, ''When I Grow Up'' and ''My New Teacher and Me''.



Unlike other parody-centric artists, Al and his band [[LongRunnerLineUp (who have been together since the 80s)]] from the second album on -- the first album used accordion on every track, in keeping with Al's trademark talent -- stay extremely close to the original melodies and instrumentation of the song they parody. In the most extreme example of this attention to detail, "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" (based on R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet") ''[[{{Detournement}} sounds exactly like the original]]''. Al is very sympathetic to geek communities and frequently gives them [[ProudToBeAGeek recognition in his songs]].

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Unlike other parody-centric artists, Al and his band [[LongRunnerLineUp (who have been together since the 80s)]] from the second album on -- the first album used accordion on every track, in keeping with Al's trademark talent -- stay extremely close to the original melodies and instrumentation of the song they parody. In the most extreme example of this attention to detail, "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" (based on R. Kelly's Music/RKelly's "Trapped in the Closet") ''[[{{Detournement}} sounds exactly like the original]]''. Al is very sympathetic to geek communities and frequently gives them [[ProudToBeAGeek recognition in his songs]].
18th May '17 4:10:39 AM VicGeorge2011
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* MinisculeRocking: "Let Me Be Your Hog", coming in at 16 seconds.
18th May '17 3:31:34 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''Film/{{UHF}} Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff'' (1989)

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* ''Film/{{UHF}} [[Music/UHFOriginalMotionPictureSoundtrackAndOtherStuff Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff'' Stuff]]'' (1989)
17th May '17 12:23:31 PM VicGeorge2011
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* ''Alpocalypse'' (2011)

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* ''Alpocalypse'' ''Music/{{Alpocalypse}}'' (2011)
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