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2020-05-13 3:16:45 AM  
Would have been more fun with his own versions of the songs.

But really, anything with Weird Al is never wrong.
 
2020-05-13 3:17:45 AM  
Great fun. :)
 
2020-05-13 3:20:26 AM  

ActionJoe: Would have been more fun with his own versions of the songs.

But really, anything with Weird Al is never wrong.


Has Al ever done a Polka of his versions of all the songs in one?
 
2020-05-13 3:30:04 AM  
Cool
 
2020-05-13 4:35:44 AM  
No. Not so much.
 
2020-05-13 4:46:42 AM  

ActionJoe: Would have been more fun with his own versions of the songs.

But really, anything with Weird Al is never wrong.


He does a polka compilation like that in every album. This was from 'Mandatory Fun'.

Polka Face, from Alpocalypse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF3GE​f​MOP68&list=PLLFWJgRN2RtBycHwRCODR2S7Lc​vkILuqa&index=5

Polkarama!, from Straight Outta Lynwood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fgso​7​M9azY

Angry White Boy Polka from Poodle Hat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeklD​F​Fg6p8

And so on
 
2020-05-13 5:12:24 AM  
If lovin' Weird Al is wrong, I don't wanna be right.
 
2020-05-13 5:39:32 AM  
Nardwuar vs. Weird Al pt 1 of 2
Youtube nGGFEjp2ZrU
 
2020-05-13 7:52:30 AM  
I knew I was old when I didn't know what most of the songs Weird Al was parodying/polkaing were. That was like, twenty years ago, though.
 
2020-05-13 8:45:28 AM  
Weird Al is a national treasure.

Weezer - Africa (starring Weird Al Yankovic)
Youtube mk5Dwg5zm2U
 
2020-05-13 11:13:07 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: ActionJoe: Would have been more fun with his own versions of the songs.

But really, anything with Weird Al is never wrong.

Has Al ever done a Polka of his versions of all the songs in one?


Pretty sure that is what ended the last time line and caused the Big Bang in this one.
 
2020-05-13 11:21:52 AM  

t3knomanser: I knew I was old when I didn't know what most of the songs Weird Al was parodying/polkaing were. That was like, twenty years ago, though.


I only know two of the artists on this medley - Macklemore because he's from here in Seattle, and Daft Punk because of Paul Williams/Nile Rodgers.  Fun video though.

/subby
 
2020-05-13 12:08:05 PM  
I've loved Weird Al since Junior High... Just the other day I popped in "In 3-D" and listened to it start to end with a big grin on my face, singing along with songs I had completely forgotten about (i.e. "That Boy Could Dance", "King Of Suede"), remembering the summer I listened to almost nothing but Weird Al and saw UHF in the theaters 3 times in the first week.

But these days I guess I don't enjoy his work as much as I used to, and I guess it mainly has to do with the fact that I only liked the things he was parodying because I was familiar with the song. I still like his originals, but the parodies aren't much fun for me anymore because I don't know the original song. The polka parodies have been the same way - it's like "Never heard that song. or that one, or that one... Is that even a song?"

Don't get me wrong - I realize this is a "Me" problem. I'm not the type of person to keep up with current music - it just doesn't speak to me anymore. Al is still one of my favorites, but I guess I'll just have to stick with the stuff I grew up with.

Is this what it's like to be old?
 
2020-05-13 12:42:17 PM  

t3knomanser: I knew I was old when I didn't know what most of the songs Weird Al was parodying/polkaing were. That was like, twenty years ago, though.


Same here. I knew I was getting old when I didn't recognize what "White and Nerdy" was parodying or why it was so popular. Course, now I totally like that original song.. but the cycle keeps happeningand IT'LL HAPPEN TO YOU.

DoughyGuy: I've loved Weird Al since Junior High... But these days I guess I don't enjoy his work as much as I used to, and I guess it mainly has to do with the fact that I only liked the things he was parodying because I was familiar with the song.


Same issue here. I don't really listen to very much contemporary music these days (unless it's a film score, I'm up to date on those), so I have no idea what's hip right now, but it all sounds crappy to me anyway. 

My very first albums that I owned were the Back to the Future soundtrack and Weird Al's Dare to Be Stupid. Needless to say, that's kind of shaped my weird taste in music. But that was one of the best christmases I ever had.
 
2020-05-13 12:43:32 PM  

TheManofPA: ThatBillmanGuy: ActionJoe: Would have been more fun with his own versions of the songs.

But really, anything with Weird Al is never wrong.

Has Al ever done a Polka of his versions of all the songs in one?

Pretty sure that is what ended the last time line and caused the Big Bang in this one.


He should do one. I mean, he kind of does already at his concerts with "medleys."
 
2020-05-13 1:11:05 PM  

DoughyGuy: Is this what it's like to be old?


Yes.
 
2020-05-13 2:26:37 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: but the cycle keeps happeningand IT'LL HAPPEN TO YOU.


I was actually pretty well isolated from pop culture growing up, so for a lot of classic pop songs, it's the Weird Al version that I heard first. The advantage to not being up on what's popular when you're young is that you don't really feel any more out of the loop when you're old.
 
2020-05-13 3:57:19 PM  

Miss Stein: t3knomanser: I knew I was old when I didn't know what most of the songs Weird Al was parodying/polkaing were. That was like, twenty years ago, though.

I only know two of the artists on this medley - Macklemore because he's from here in Seattle, and Daft Punk because of Paul Williams/Nile Rodgers.  Fun video though.

/subby


Who hasn't heard Gangnam Style by Psy, tho?

Or Britney Spears and/or will.i.am? Or Daft Punk?
 
2020-05-13 5:37:47 PM  

t3knomanser: I knew I was old when I didn't know what most of the songs Weird Al was parodying/polkaing were. That was like, twenty years ago, though.


I've been introduced to a LOT of artists by virtue of hearing their stuff parodied by Weird Al.  It's one way to stay hip, I suppose.
 
2020-05-14 1:19:20 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: Miss Stein: t3knomanser: I knew I was old when I didn't know what most of the songs Weird Al was parodying/polkaing were. That was like, twenty years ago, though.

I only know two of the artists on this medley - Macklemore because he's from here in Seattle, and Daft Punk because of Paul Williams/Nile Rodgers.  Fun video though.

/subby

Who hasn't heard Gangnam Style by Psy, tho?

Or Britney Spears and/or will.i.am? Or Daft Punk?


I've heard of them, but am not overly familiar with their music (I could recognize maybe one Britney song).  i.am.old.
 
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