27 September 2006
Before I go ahead and offend the whole Weird-Al-Lovin' World (Close Personal Fans of Al, I'm looking in your direction), let me get an electronic word in edgewise and say that the following is a personal list of my favorite Weird Al videos in my personal order. I know that there are those of you out there that will spend countless hours debating the subtle nuances of why "White and Nerdy" eeks out "Fat", but let me say this...Weird Al fans of new and old, can't we all just get along?
For goodness sakes, hold hands, sing some parodied version of Kumbaya, and enjoy....
Parodies: The Presidents of the United States of America - Lump
#9: The Saga Begins
Parodies: Don McLean - American Pie
#8: Smells Like Nirvana
Parodies: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
#7: Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies
Parodies: Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
#6: I Lost On Jeopardy
Parodies: Greg Kihn - Jeopardy
Parodies: Michael Jackson - Bad
#4: Like A Surgeon
Parodies: Madonna - Like A Virgin
#3: Amish Paradise
Parodies: Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
(which in itself is a parody of Stevie Wonder's Pastime Paradise...at least I think so.)
#2: White and Nerdy
Parodies: Chamillionaire - Ridin'
#1: Eat It
Parodies: Michael Jackson - Beat It