Wierd Al Yankovic kicks ass! Yeah, I said it. What?
So, I decided to put together my Top 10 list of Wierd Al Yankovic Videos. That was before I figured out that Scott Robbin had done this like a year ago!
Well, that’s OK because he and I have different opinions on the matter, and this being America he is clearly allowed to be wrong (just kidding Scott).
11.) Gump (1996)
Who says my top 10 list can’t have an 11? This spoof of The Presidents of the USA Lump deserves to be celebrated as #11 – otherwise known as the first loser!
10.) Beverly Hillbillies (1989)
9.) Living with a Hernia (1986)
Any time a man can parody of James Brown’s Living In America and not get his ass kicked, he deserves to be on a list.
8.) The Saga Begins (1999)
Geeks everywhere rejoices when Al released this spoof of Don McLean’s American Pie but themed to the Star Wars trilogy.
7.) I Lost on Jeopardy (1984)
Weird Al did a parody of The Greg Kihn Band’s Jeopardy, and what I find amusing is that I can’t even find the original video online, though Al’s spoof is all over the place.
6.) Headline News (1994)
The Crash Test Dummies Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm is just a strange song, so you know it deserved to be spoofed by a guy whose middle name is “weird”.
5.) It’s All About the Pentiums (1999)
4.) Smells Like Nirvana (1992)
Weird Al’s spoof of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit reflected what we were all thinking about the original song. Namely “what the hell did he just say”?
3.) Amish Paradise (1996)
2.) Eat It (1984)
This spoof of Michael Jackson’s Beat It basically put Weird Al on the map, so it could possibly qualify as number one for some people. But for me… well, you never saw me walking around singing it.
1.) White and Nerdy
Weird Al’s spoof of ChamillionaireÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ridin Dirty has become an instant classic. The video has been watched almost 14 million times on YouTube alone, and it has become the theme song of the Internet revolution. I’m pretty sure even Chamillionaire didn’t get this much play out of the original.
And to see just how far Weird Al has come, here was his first ever television appearance on Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow Show performing Another One Rides the Bus, a parody of Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust: