“Weird Al” Yankovic
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How ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic turned the parody song into an art form
With six platinum records and a career going on its fifth decade, “Weird Al” went from parodying the biggest artist to becoming one.
- "My Bolgona"
- "Belvedere Cruisin"
- "Another One Rides the Bus"
- "Eat It"
- "White & Nerdy"
- "Dare To Be Stupid"
- "Now You Know"
Madonna. Queen. Don McLean. “Weird Al” Yankovic has parodied some of the biggest artists in the world, but with millions and millions of albums sold, six platinum records, five Grammys and a career going on its fifth decade, “Weird Al” is, without question, one of the biggest artists in the world.
And with the recent release of Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, a parody biopic about him, he’s still going strong.
In this session, “Weird Al” talks about the new parody movie about his life, his career, as it actually happened. Plus, he breaks down his songwriting: He’s been performing both parody and the original non-parody songs on his tour, called “The Unfortunate Return of The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.” There’s also a new graphic novel out called The Illustrated Al: Songs of “Weird Al Yankovic.”