Geekdown: Best Weird Al CDS

Weird Al Yankovic. You would think after four articles – four BACK TO BACK – articles about the man I’d be running out of things to say about him. Well you’re wrong. The only things I have left to say about him, however, are WAY TO PERSONAL.

Seriously I’d seem like a freak or something.

I did get to meet the man though, Back Stage Pass in 1999 for the Running with Scissors Tour.   BOOYEAHKASHA!!

To celebrate his release of Mandatory Fun I looked at all 14 albums and I chose the TOP TEN Weird Al Albums

1. Alpocalypse (2011)

This album blew me away. Blew. Me. Away. This CD has some of my all time fav songs by Mr. Yankovic. Skipper Dan, CNR, Party in the CIA, Ringtone, and TMZ. This CD was amazing. For those who thought he was done, that he didn’t have it anymore – this CD proved them wrong.

2. Running With Scissors (1999)

I eagerly awaited this CD. It had Star Wars music and the super popular Your Horoscope for Today, It’s All About the Pentiums, Albuquerque, Pretty Fly for a Rabbi, and one of my favs – Truck Drivin’ Songs. It also has – in my opinion – the best polka: Polka Power.

Front cover of the Alapalooza album. A skeletal tyrannosaurs with the head of "Weird Al" Yankovic is framed by a yellow circle with a shadowy jungle and a red border across the entire scene. The name of the artist and the album appear in white letters above a pure black background.3. Alapalooza (1993)

Ad in some Red Hot Chilli Peppers, some Aerosmith, Billy Ray Cyrus and mix it all together with a MASSIVE TV, a song about the youth of today, the theme song for Harvey the Wonder Hamster. What can make this better? A polka version of Bohemian Rhapsody. DONE

The cover for Dare to Be Stupid features "Weird Al" Yankovic's face against a backdrop of space. Scattered around his head are various items, such as a fish, a toaster, a toothbrush, and a hammer.4. Dare to be Stupid (1985)

This Album has a lot of powerful songs, a lot of songs that for many fans are viewed as some of his greatest work. Yoda, Like A Surgeon, Dare to be Stupid, This is the Life, and One More Minute.

5. Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)

For a lot of people Weird Al was ‘done’. He was still working but he wasn’t BIG anymore. Then this CD came out and everything changed. White and Nerdy hit the waves and KAPLAMMO: Everybody is singing the Weird Man’s Praise! It also taught me about Weasel Stomping Day – a holiday that to this day I celebrate with my family. WHACKING DAY IS DEAD!!!

6. Weird Al Yankovic (1983)

This is the CD that started it all. EVERYTHING BEGAN HERE!! My Bologna – the first song: Check. Queen parody: check. A song about I Love Lucy: check. Add in Joan Jett and the all powers Mr. Frump in the Iron Lung and you start a legacy!

7. Bad Hair Day (1996)

This CD started it all for me. I went Weird Al nuts after this. I bought everything I could afford. I lived in humour. I carried around his CD in my discman. I carried around illegally ripped cassettes (was that a thing?) of his tapes. It all started here. This CD also started Al’s rap career. After Amish Paradise‘s success he parodied P-Diddy, Eminem and Chamillionaire and T.I.

8. UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff  (1989)

Ghandi 2 – Isle Thing – Spam – Spatula City – She Drives like Crazy – UHF – Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies – A GREAT CD FOR A GREAT MOVIE

9. Mandatory Fun (2014)

His latest CD has taken some of the catchiest songs in the last couple years – including a song that had been played to death by the radio, tv, movies and the net – and made them good again. He made me listen to Happy and enjoy it again. He made me re-like Royals. BAM! TALENT!

10. Off the Deep End (1992)

Who can take Nirvana, MC Hammer, New Kids on the Block, Gerardo and combine it with Digital Underground, R.E.M. Billy Idol, The B-52’s, EMF and Vanilla Ice and Janette Jackson? Well if you don’t have the answer for this you haven’t been paying attention.

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