List of songs by "Weird Al" Yankovic

List of songs by "Weird Al" Yankovic


"Weird Al" Yankovic is a multi-Grammy award winning American musician, satirist, parodist, accordionist, and television producer.

He is known in particular for humorous songs which make fun of popular culture or parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, or both. His works have earned him three gold and five platinum records in the U.S.

Songs on Yankovic's commercially released albums

Yankovic has written hundreds of songs over his entire career; however, listed below are the tracks that have appeared on his commercially released albums. These include his twelve studio albums and six compilation albums.

tudio albums

* ""Weird Al" Yankovic" (1983)
* ""Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D" (1984)
* "Dare to Be Stupid" (1985)
* "Polka Party!" (1986)
* "Peter and the Wolf" (1988)
* "Even Worse" (1988)
* "UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff" (1989)
* "Off the Deep End" (1992)
* "Alapalooza" (1993)
* "Bad Hair Day" (1996)
* "Running with Scissors" (1999)
* "Poodle Hat" (2003)
* "Straight Outta Lynwood" (2006)

Compilation albums

* ""Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits" (1988)
* "The Food Album" (1993)
* "" (1994)
* "Greatest Hits Volume II" (1994)
* "The TV Album" (1995)

ongs

Each song's listing states the album or albums on which it appears, and whether the song is an original or a parody. Some songs are "style parodies", in which Yankovic attempts to emulate the general sound of a group without directly parodying one of their songs. These are listed as "Original, in the style of ...".

Other Commercially Released Songs

* "93Q Station I.D. (I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Zoo)" - "93Q Morning Zoo Greatest Hits Volume One"
* "Babalu Music" - "Babalu Music!"
* "Baby Likes Burping" - "Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 11"
* "The Ballad Of Kent Marlow" - "Safety Patrol VHS"
* "It's Still Billy Joel To Me" - "Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 5"
* "Pacman" - "Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 4"
* "Polkamon" - " soundtrack"
* "School Cafeteria" - "Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 7" & "My Bologna" single
* "Spy Hard (Theme From The Motion Picture Spy Hard)" - "Gump" single
* "Take Me Down" - "Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 8", "SLO Grown" & "SLO Unplugged II: Community Benefit"
* "The Yoda Chant" - ""Weird Al" Yankovic Live! VHS and DVD"
* "You Don't Take Your Showers" - "Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes No. 14"

Songs from The Weird Al Show

Some episodes of "The Weird Al Show" contained songs that were not released on studio albums.

* Cheese
* Gonna Open The Door
* I Turned You Into A Freak
* Lousy Haircut (The Prodigy)
* The Al's Mailbag Theme Song
* The Kitty Song
* Water Is Wet

Songs not commercially released

This is a list of songs Yankovic has written and/or performed, but have not been commercially released.

*"12th Street Rag"cite web|url=http://www.weirdal.com/setlists.htm|title="Weird Al" Yankovic: Concert Setlists|work=weirdal.com|accessdate=2006-11-07]

*"1999"cite web|url=http://weirdal.0catch.com/txt/songs.html |title=The "Weird Al" Yankovic Songography]

*"Aaaaahhhhh"

*"Accordion Burning"

*"Accordion Tuning"

*"Addams Family Theme"

*"Albuquerque" (special "fake" version)

*"Al-In-The-Box"

*"Al's Mailbag Accordion Fanfare"

*"Al's Rug Song"

*"Airport Song"

*"A Matter Of Crust", a parody of "A Matter of Trust" by Billy Joel

*"AMA Squeeze"

*"Amanda Polka"

*"American Slob"

*"American Slob" (Hollywood Offramp Version)

*"Amish Paradise" (Unplugged Version)

*"Anniversary Song" (Dr. Demento's 15th Anniversary Special) by "Weird Al" and Barnes & Barnescite web|url=http://php.indiana.edu/~jbmorris/cgi-bin/plinfo.pl?drd85.1117.html|title=The Dr. Demento Show #85-46 - November 17, 1985|accessdate=2006-11-07]

*"Another One Bites the Dust"

*"Aqualung"

*"Audience Inspiration Song"

*"Auld Lang Syne"

*"Auld Lang Syne" (Drunk Version)

*"Avocado", parody of "Desperado"

*"Babe"

*"Belvedere Cruising"cite web|url=http://php.indiana.edu/~jbmorris/FAQ/al.booklet|title=Permanent Record: Al In The Box|accessdate=2006-10-07]

*"Beverly Hillbillies/Miss You"

*"Born To Be Mild", a parody of "Born to Be Wild" by SteppenwolfFact|date=February 2007

*"Burger King", a parody of "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger

*"Cheerios, Apple Jacks, Cheerios", a parody of "Cheerio, Cherry Lips, Cheerio" by Gordon Wallace (a.k.a. Scrappy Lambert)

*"Chicken Pot Pie", a parody of "Live and Let Die", originally written by Paul McCartney & Wings and re-recorded by Guns N' Roses

*"Close To You"

*"Crampton Comes Alive", a parody of "Do You Feel Like We Do" by Peter FramptonFact|date=February 2007

*"Dead Car Battery Blues"Fact|date=February 2007

*"Doctor Doctor", a parody of "Doctor! Doctor!" by the Thompson Twins

*"Don't You Forget About Meat", a parody of "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds

*"Dueling Accordions"

*"Fast Food", a parody of "Thank U" by Alanis Morissette

*"Fatter", a parody of "Shattered" by The Rolling Stones

*"Feel Like Throwing Up", a parody of "Feel Like Making Love" by Bad Company

*"Flatbush Avenue", a parody of "Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant

*"Free Delivery", a parody of "My Heart Will Go On" originally written by James Horner and original performed by Celine Dion

*"Gee I'm A Nerd", a parody of "Free as a Bird" by The Beatles

*"Gravy On You", a parody of "Crazy on You" by Heartcite web|url=http://php.indiana.edu/~jbmorris/cgi-bin/plinfo.pl?drd79.1202.html|title=The Dr. Demento Show #79-48 - December 2, 1979|accessdate=2006-11-07]

*"Green Eggs & Ham", a parody of "Numb" by U2

*"Hit Me With A Rock", a parody of "Loves Me Like A Rock" by Paul SimonFact|date=February 2007

*"Hot Beets", a parody of "Heartbeat"

*"House Of The Sesame Seed Bun", a parody of "House of the Rising Sun"

*"If I Could Make Love To A Bottle", a parody of "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce

*"I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead" (Demo Version A)Fact|date=February 2007

*"I'm In Love With The Skipper", parody of "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)" by T-Pain cite web|url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL7R8Z_BsWY|title=Weird Al Performance at Wollongong, 14-03-07|accessdate=2007-03-27]

*"I'm Stupid Blues"

*"It's A Gas"

*"Last Train To Clarksville"

*"Laundry Day", a parody of "Come Out And Play" by The Offspring

*"Leisure Suit Serenade"Fact|date=February 2007

*"Love Me Two Times"

*"Make Me Steak #3", a parody of "Mistake #3" by Boy George and the Culture Club

*"Moldy Now", a parody of "Hold Me Now" by the Thompson Twins

*"More Than A Filling", a parody of "More Than a Feeling" by Boston

*"Mr. Frump In The Iron Lung" (Demo Version A)cite web|url=http://php.indiana.edu/~jbmorris/cgi-bin/plinfo.pl?drd78.0319.html|title=The Dr. Demento Show #78-4 - March 19, 1978|accessdate=2006-11-07]

*"Mr. Frump In The Iron Lung" (Demo Version B with Guitar)Fact|date=February 2007

*"Never Met A Person As Wonderful As Me"Fact|date=February 2007

*"Nobody Here But Us Frogs" [ [http://www.com-www.com/weirdal/nobodyherebutusfrogs.html XVR27's "Weird Al" Yankovic Homepage - Lyrics - Nobody Here But Us Frogs ] ]

*"Orgy On My Own"

*"Ode To Joe Franklin" [http://www.al-oholicsanonymous.com/alsounds.html]

*"Polka Patterns", written for the math TV show "Square One" [cite web|url=http://weirdal.com/aaarchive.htm#1299|title="Ask Al" Q&As for December, 1999|accessdate=2006-11-07]

*"Purple Haze"

*"Rocky Road Hoochie Koo"

*"School Cafeteria" (Demo Version)cite web|url=http://php.indiana.edu/~jbmorris/cgi-bin/plinfo.pl?drd76.0905.html|title=The Dr. Demento Show #110 - September 5, 1976|accessdate=2006-11-07]

*"School's Out"

*"Snack All Night", a parody of "Black Or White" by Michael Jackson

*"Shaving Cream" (with Dr. Demento)

*"Smoke on the Water"

*"Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut", a parody of "Suddenly Last Summer" by The Motels

*"Spameater", a parody of "Maneater" by Hall & Oates

*"Stop Draggin' My Car Around" (Demo Version A)Fact|date=February 2007

*"Stop Draggin' My Car Around" (Demo Version B)

*"Stop Draggin' My Car Around" (Demo Version C)cite web|url=http://php.indiana.edu/~jbmorris/cgi-bin/plinfo.pl?drd81.1011.html|title=The Dr. Demento Show #81-41 - October 11, 1981|accessdate=2006-11-07]

*"Sweet Home Alabama"

*"Take Me To The Liver", a parody of "Take Me To The River" by Al Green, as performed by the Talking Heads

*"Take The L Out Of Liver", a parody of "Take The L Out Of Lover" by The Motels

*"Theme From Home Improvement", a parody of "I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts

*"We All Have Cell Phones, So C'mon Let's Get Real" an original based on a fake AL TV interview with Michael Stipe.

*"We Got The Beef", a parody of "We Got The Beat" by The Go-Go's

*"We Won't Eat Another Hero," a parody of "We Don't Need Another Hero"

*"Whole Lotta Lunch", a parody of "Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin"

*"Whole Lotta Love"

*"Wipeout"

*"Won't Eat Prunes Again", a parody of "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Whocite web|url=http://php.indiana.edu/~jbmorris/cgi-bin/plinfo.pl?drd97.0907.html|title=The Dr. Demento Show #97-36 - September 7, 1997|accessdate=2006-11-07]

*"You're Pitiful", a parody of "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt, made available for free on June 8, 2006 at [http://www.weirdal.com WeirdAl.com] .

*"You Light Up My Life" (punk version)

*A polka medley performed in 1982 including parts of "Are We Not Men?", "Homosapien", "Sex Junkie", "TV O.D.", "Bad Boys Get Spanked", "TV Party", "Janitor", and "People Who Died"

*An extended version of "Polkas On 45" containing parts of "Der Komissar", "Bad Boys Get Spanked", "She Blinded Me With Science", and "Stairway to Heaven"

Misattribution and imitators

[http://www.weirdal.com/faq.htm Yankovic's official website] has the following note:
"Unfortunately, there are a lot of song parodies floating around the Internet being attributed to Al which are in fact done by somebody else. "Star Wars Cantina," "Windows 95 Sucks," "Living La Vida Yoda," "Combo No. 5," "What If God Smoked Cannabis," "He Got The Wrong Foot Amputated" (the list goes on and on ... some of the titles are unprintable in a family-friendly web site) - these songs are NOT by Al. If you want to verify whether or not a song is actually by Al, check the [http://www.weirdal.com/catalog.htm Catalogue] page."

Because Yankovic is arguably the most successful parody artist, songs posted to file sharing networks are often misattributed to him due to their humorous subject matter. Much to the disdain of Yankovic, this includes songs that are racist, sexually explicit, or otherwise offensive. A young listener who had heard several of these offensive tracks by way of a file sharing service confronted Yankovic online, threatening a boycott due to his supposedly explicit lyrics. [cite web|url=http://www.weirdal.com/aaarchive.htm#100205|title="Ask Al" Q&As for October 2, 2005|accessdate=2006-08-24]

Yankovic cites these misattributions as "his real beef with P2P sites:" A list of songs "not" by Yankovic can be found at [http://free.house.cx/~eil/etc/notal.html The Not Al List] . Alternatively, a list of all commercially released songs recorded by Yankovic can be found on his website's [http://www.weirdal.com/rcdgdate.htm Recording Dates Page] .

References

The style parody artists for "Straight Outta Lynwood" are thanked in the "Special thanks to..." page of the album's booklet.

External links

* [http://www.alsongs.com Alsongs] is an extensive collection of Weird Al lyrics.
* [http://free.house.cx/~eil/etc/notal.html The Not Al Page] attempts to list tracks which are often wrongly attributed to Weird Al and discover their true origins.
* [http://weirdal.0catch.com/txt/songs.html "Weird Al" Yankovic Songography] is a comprehensive list "Weird Al" Yankovic songs and availability.
* [http://www.weirdalforum.com/wiki/index.php?title=Complete_Song_List Weird Al Wiki's Complete Song List] - A Complete List of songs, by date, on the fan-made "Weird Al Wiki."



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