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Subject: Weird Al Revisited Project

Written By: Matthias on 11/24/20 at 10:33 am

Howdy y'all... I have quite a project to embark on here because I'm taking Weird Al's songs and topics and mixing them up. I have done a few of them already so you all can get the idea of what I'm talking about but I wanted to open this thread to discussion if you all have any ideas or want to join in feel free!

1. "Achy Breaky Heart" > "Freaky Deaky 'Do" - http://amiright.com/parody/90s/billyraycyrus67.shtml
2. "I Love Rock N Roll" > "I Love Oreos!" - http://amiright.com/parody/80s/joanjettandtheblackhearts28.shtml
3. "Firestarter" > "Couch Potato" - http://amiright.com/parody/90s/prodigy6.shtml
4. "Another One Bites The Dust" > "Another One Buys A Duck" - http://amiright.com/parody/80s/queen200.shtml
5. "American Idiot" > "A Mexican Restaurant" - http://amiright.com/parody/2000s/greenday515.shtml
6. "Living In America" > "Amish In Pennsylvania" - http://amiright.com/parody/80s/jamesbrown10.shtml
7. "Misery" > "Bologna" - http://amiright.com/parody/90s/soulasylum13.shtml
8. "Under The Bridge" > "What's In The Fridge?" - http://amiright.com/parody/90s/theredhotchilipeppers24.shtml
9. "Happy" > "Flabby" - http://amiright.com/parody/2010s/pharrellwilliams6.shtml
10. "Radioactive" > "Pac-Man's Addictive" - http://amiright.com/parody/2000s/imaginedragons0.shtml
11. "You're Beautiful" > "I'm Surgical" -

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- "Addicted To Love"
- "American Pie"
- "Baby Don't Forget My Number"
- "Blame It On The Rain"
- "Bad"
- "Beat It"
- "Blurred Lines"
- "Born This Way"
- "Complicated"
- "Confessions Part II"
- "Do I Make You Proud"
- "Eye of the Tiger"
- "Fancy"
- "Gangsta's Paradise"
- "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
- "Give It Away"
- "Got My Mind Set On You"
- "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me"
- "Hot In Herre"
- "I Think We're Alone Now"
- "I Want A New Drug"
- "I Want It That Way"
- "It's All About The Benjamins"
- "Jack & Diane"
- "Jeopardy"
- "King of Pain"
- "La Bamba"
- "Like A Virgin"
- "Livin' on the Edge"
- "Lola"
- "Lose Yourself"
- "Lump"
- "MacArthur Park"
- "Mickey"
- "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"
- "Money For Nothing"
- "Mony Mony"
- "My Sharona"
- "Nothin' On You"
- "One Week"
- "Party In The USA"
- "Piano Man"
- "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)"
- "Rico Suave"
- "Ridin'"
- "The Right Stuff"
- "Royals"
- "Ruthless People"
- "She Drives Me Crazy"
- "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
- "Stand"
- "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
- "Taxman"
- "The Safety Dance"
- "Trapped In The Closet"
- "U Can't Touch This"
- "Waterfalls"
- "Who's Johnny"
- "Wild Thing"
- "You Belong With Me"
- "Zoot Suit Riot"

Subject: Re: Weird Al Revisited Project

Written By: ThaConqueror on 11/24/20 at 5:03 pm

I'm a bit too far into using Weird Al as a source for my own parodies (only got twelve left, though kudos on unintentionally using my same method of "every parody on a commercially available album", though you did miss You're Beautiful with that method) to join you, but I'm sure as hell gonna flop some ideas down like a fresh fish! Don't ask me where I got that simile from.

Blurred Lines - Headlines
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Think Jurassic Park's Unsound
The Right Stuff - I Like Gump
Ruthless People - Phantom Menace
Gangsta's Paradise - Gaga's Paradise
Give It Away - Fix Up My Drain
Baby Don't Forget My Number - Barney, Give Me Back My Pebbles
Lump - D'oh!
La Bamba - Nirvana
Girls Just Want To Have Fun - I Hate The Brady Bunch
Piano Man - Ed McMahon
It's All About The Benjamins - It's All About The Gilligan
Jack & Diane - Damn Spider-Man
Happy - I Love Lucy
Mony Mony - Yoda, Yoda
Radioactive - Pac-Man's Addictive
Confessions Part II - Jeopardy Part II
I Think We're Alone Now - I Love the Flinstones Now
Eye of the Tiger - I Need a Plumber

There, I think that's every "parody about a specific media" reassigned, plus a bonus Robin Thicke and the two-more-songs-than-topics issue taken care of. Good luck!

Subject: Re: Weird Al Revisited Project

Written By: K1chyd on 11/30/20 at 10:50 am

Since you're the #1 WAY fan here on AiR, and mostly out of curiosity, is there a fixed ratio of covers to originals on his albums? Since not all American hits make it over here I can't keep track (no pun intended), for one I thought "Trigger Happy" that I wrote a parody to not long ago was a cover, but it's not on your list unless I am unable to spot the original's original name among them.

Subject: Re: Weird Al Revisited Project

Written By: Matthias on 11/30/20 at 4:28 pm


Since you're the #1 WAY fan here on AiR, and mostly out of curiosity, is there a fixed ratio of covers to originals on his albums? Since not all American hits make it over here I can't keep track (no pun intended), for one I thought "Trigger Happy" that I wrote a parody to not long ago was a cover, but it's not on your list unless I am unable to spot the original's original name among them.


I don't know the ratio but I'd say half originals/ half parodies with 1 polka medley tossed in is the usual equation for a Weird Al Yankovic album

Subject: Re: Weird Al Revisited Project

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 11/30/20 at 11:01 pm

I did this same thing six years ago. :)

Tacky (Fancy)

Handy (Happy)

Good luck with it. :) I have an idea beyond the scope of this challenge -- the Shining version of "Here's Johnny."  ;D

Subject: Re: Weird Al Revisited Project

Written By: ThaConqueror on 12/02/20 at 5:33 pm


Since you're the #1 WAY fan here on AiR, and mostly out of curiosity, is there a fixed ratio of covers to originals on his albums? Since not all American hits make it over here I can't keep track (no pun intended), for one I thought "Trigger Happy" that I wrote a parody to not long ago was a cover, but it's not on your list unless I am unable to spot the original's original name among them.


It's generally 6 original songs, 4/5 parodies and 1 polka medley, though the 1st and 5th albums have lack the medley, replacing it with 2/1 original songs respectively. Also UHF has a coupla skits. Also also Trigger Happy is an original song in the style of the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean.

Subject: Re: Weird Al Revisited Project

Written By: K1chyd on 12/10/20 at 11:34 am

Thanks COP!

I'm doing one more of those style type no particular exact song parodies, since (I've googled) "Slime creatures from outer space" is apparently one such inspired by Thomas Dolby.

"Slight crazy from quarantine" has been submitted for tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Weird Al Revisited Project

Written By: agrimorfee on 12/28/20 at 2:41 pm

Here is the wiki on every Al song. Just read the composer credits to figure out what are parodies or originals..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_recorded_by_%22Weird_Al%22_Yankovic#Studio_albums

Subject: Re: Weird Al Revisited Project

Written By: agrimorfee on 12/28/20 at 2:43 pm


Here is the wiki on every Al song. Just read the side notes to figure out what are parodies or originals..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_recorded_by_%22Weird_Al%22_Yankovic#Studio_albums

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