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Postby TheLazenby » Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:51 am

I've been working on this for a while... I know many will disagree about the style parodies, but I want to get a 'finalized' opinion - i.e., I want to listen to the song you think he's spoofing to see if it's close enough.


LAST UPDATED - July 2, 2011 (amended 'Biggest Ball of Twine' and 'Skipper Dan')

For more information, please refer to this page:


I: "Weird Al" Yankovic

* Song parody of "Mickey" by Toni Basil

I Love Rocky Road
* Song parody of "I Love Rock and Roll" by Joan Jett

Buckingham Blues
* Lyrical parody of "Jack and Diane" by John 'Cougar' Mellencamp
[This song started out as a parody of "Jack and Diane," but problems with permission
caused Al to change his idea. However, most of the lyrics were retained, so it's not
all that hard to sing this to the original melody.]

Happy Birthday
* Style parody of "The Funky Western Civilization" by Tonio K.

Stop Draggin' My Car Around
* Song parody of "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty
[It should be noted that the original demos more closely matched the original song;
for the album, Al added his own personal touches, such as the accordion solo.]

My Bologna
* Song parody of "My Sharona" by the Knack

Another One Rides The Bus
* Song parody of "Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen
[This is the only album-released parody that did not directly copy the music of the
original version, because the original Dr. Demento performance was used.]

Mr. Frump In The Iron Lung
* Style parody of "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie

II: "Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D

Eat It
* Song/video parody of "Beat It" by Michael Jackson

The Brady Bunch
* Song parody of "The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats

Buy Me A Condo
* Style parody of Bob Marley and the Wailers

I Lost On Jeopardy
* Song parody of "Jeopardy" by the Greg Kihn Band

Polkas On 45
* Polka medley consisting of:
* "Jocko Homo" by Devo
* "Smoke On The Water" by Deep Purple
* "Sex (I'm A...)" by Berlin
* "Hey Jude" by the Beatles
* "L.A. Woman" by the Doors
* "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly
* "Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix
* "Burning Down The House" by Talking Heads
* "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner
* "Bubbles In The Wine" by Lawrence Welk
* "Every Breath You Take" by the Police
* "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?" by the Clash
* "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by the Rolling Stones
* "My Generation" by the Who

Mr. Popeil
* Style parody of "Private Idaho" the B-52's
[Unless someone can find a B-52's song that's closer??]

King Of Suede
* Song parody of "King Of Pain" by the Police

Theme From Rocky XIII (The Rye Or The Kaiser)
* Song parody of "The Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor

III: Dare To Be Stupid

Like A Surgeon
* Song/video parody of "Like A Virgin" by Madonna

Dare To Be Stupid
* Style/video parody of "Big Mess" and "Deep Sleep" by Devo

I Want A New Duck
* Song parody of "I Want A New Drug" by Huey Lewis and the News

* Song parody of "Lola" by the Kinks

Slime Creatures From Outer Space
* Style parody of "Hyperactive" by Thomas Dolby

Girls Just Want To Have Lunch
* Song parody of "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper

Hooked On Polkas
* Polka medley consisting of:
* "12th Street Rag" by Pee Wee Hunt
* "State Of Shock" by The Jacksons with Mick Jagger
* "Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top
* "What's Love Got To Do With It?" by Tina Turner
* "Method Of Modern Love" by Hall and Oates
* "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" by Yes
* "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister
* "99 Luftballons" by Nina
* "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins
* "The Reflex" by Duran Duran
* "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" by Quiet Riot
* "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood

IV: Polka Party!

Living With A Hernia
* Song/video parody of "Living In America" by James Brown

Dog Eat Dog
* Style parody of "And She Was" by Talking Heads
[The "you may tell yourself" section parodies "Once In A Lifetime" by Talking Heads.]

Addicted To Spuds
* Song parody of "Addicted To Love" by Robert Palmer

One Of Those Days
* Style parody of "Ducks On The Wall" by the Kinks

Polka Party!
* Polka medley consisting of:
* "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel
* "Sussudio" by Phil Collins
* "Party All The Time" by Eddie Murphie
* "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie
* "Freeway Of Love" by Aretha Franklin
* "What You Need" by INXS
* "Harlem Shuffle" by the Rolling Stones
[Rewritten by Al to be the "Harlem Polka."]
* "Venus" by Bananarama
* "Nasty" by Janet Jackson
* "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco
* "Shout" by Tears For Fears
* "Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna

Here's Johnny
* Song parody of "Who's Johnny?" by El DeBarge

Don't Wear Those Shoes
* Style parody of "Father Christmas" by The Kinks

Toothless People
* Song parody of "Ruthless People" by Mick Jagger

V: Even Worse

* Song/video parody of "Bad" by Michael Jackson

(This Song's Just) Six Words Long
* Song parody of "Got My Mind Set On You" by George Harrison

You Make Me
* Style parody of "Grey Matter" and "Little Girls" by Oingo Boingo

I Think I'm A Clone Now
* Song parody of "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany

* Song parody of "La Bamba", Los Lobos

* Song parody of "Mony Mony" by Billy Idol
* Samples "Money" by Pink Floyd

Velvet Elvis
* Style parody of "Don't Stand So Close To Me" and "Synchronicity II" by the Police

* Style parody of "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" by the Beastie Boys

Good Old Days
* Style parody of "Only One" by James Taylor

VI: UHF Soundtrack & Other Stuff

Money For Nothing / Beverly Hillbillies
* Song/video parody of "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits

Gandhi II
* Background music is a style parody of "Theme From Shaft" by Isaac Hayes

Isle Thing
* Song parody of "Wild Thing" by Tone Loc

The Hot Rocks Polka
* Polka medley consisting of:
* "It's Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It)" by the Rolling Stones
* "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones
* "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Rolling Stones
* "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones
* "Under My Thumb" by the Rolling Stones
* "Ruby Tuesday" by the Rolling Stones
* "Miss You" by the Rolling Stones
* "Sympathy For The Devil" by the Rolling Stones
* "Get Off My Cloud" by the Rolling Stones
* "Shattered" by the Rolling Stones
* "Let's Spend The Night Together" by the Rolling Stones
* "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones

* Style parody of "State Of Shock" by the Jacksons featuring Mick Jagger

She Drives Like Crazy
* Song parody of "She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals

* Song parody of "Stand" by R.E.M.

The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota
* Style parody of "30,000 Pounds of Bananas" by Harry Chapin

VII: Off The Deep End

Smells Like Nirvana
* Song/video parody of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana

Trigger Happy
* Style parody of the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean

I Can't Watch This
* Song parody of "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer

Polka Your Eyes Out
* Polka medley consisting of:
* "Cradle Of Love" by Billy Idol
* "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega
* "Love Shack" by the B-52's
* "Pump Up The Jam" by Technotronic
* "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M.
* "Unbelievable" by EMF
* "Do Me!" by Bel Biv Devoe
* "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
* "The Humpty Dance" by the Digital Underground
* "Cherry Pie" by Warrant
* "Miss You Much" by Janet Jackson
* "I Touch Myself" by the DiVinyls
* "Dr. Feelgood" by Motley Crue
* "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice

I Was Only Kidding
* Style parody of "Hatred" by Tonio K.

The White Stuff
* Song parody of "The Right Stuff" by New Kids On The Block

When I Was Your Age
* Style parody of "All She Wants To Do Is Dance" and "Dirty Laundry" by Don Henley

Taco Grande
* Song parody of "Rico Suave" by Gerardo

Airline Amy
* Style parody of "Switchboard Susan" by Nick Lowe

The Plumbing Song
* Song parody of "Baby Don't Forget My Number" by Milli Vanilli
[Middle section parodies "Blame It On The Rain" by Milli Vanilli.]

You Don't Love Me Anymore
* Video parody of "More Than Words" by Extreme

Bite Me
* Style parody of "Endless, Nameless" by Nirvana
[Sort of. Both this and the Nirvana album ended with a hidden track that consisted
only of loud guitars and screaming.]
* Samples "Tears Of The Earth" by David Hallyday
[Again, sort of. The well-buried snippet of this song is most likely the result of "Bite
Me" being dubbed onto a previously used tape.]

VIII: Alapalooza

Jurassic Park
* Song parody of "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris

Young, Dumb And Ugly
* Style parody of AC/DC

Bedrock Anthem
* Song/video parody of "Give It Away" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
[Intro section parodies "Under The Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers.]

Frank's 2000" TV
* Style parody of R.E.M.

Achy Breaky Song
* Song parody of "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus

Traffic Jam
* Style parody of "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince

Talk Soup
* Style parody of "Steam" by Peter Gabriel

Livin' In The Fridge
* Song/video parody of "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith
[There was no formal music video, but a short clip mimicking the original video
appeared on "The Weird Al Show."]

Waffle King
* Style parody of "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel

Bohemian Polka
* Polka cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

Headline News single

Headline News
* Song/video parody of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies

IX: Bad Hair Day

Amish Paradise
* Song/video parody of "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio

Everything You Know Is Wrong
* Style parody of They Might Be Giants

Cavity Search
* Song parody of "Love Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" by U2
[Ending is a style parody of "Have A Cigar" by Pink Floyd.]

Callin' In Sick
* Style parody of "Come As You Are" and "Lithium" by Nirvana

The Alternative Polka
* Polka medley consisting of:
* "Loser" by Beck
* "Sex Type Thing" by Stone Temple Pilots
* "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
* "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails
* "Bang And Blame" by R.E.M.
* "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette
* "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" by Smashing Pumpkins
* "My Friends" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
* "I'll Stick Around" by Foo Fighters
* "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden
* "Basket Case" by Green Day
[An unreleased version also exists that includes "Buddy Holly" by Weezer, which
was edited from the final mix due to permission issues.]

* Song parody of "Lump" by the Presidents of the United States of America

I'm So Sick Of You
* Style parody of Elvis Costello

Syndicated Inc.
* Song parody of "Misery" by Soul Asylum

I Remember Larry
* Style parody of "Calling All Girls" by Hilly Michaels
[This has been finally confirmed as a Hilly Michaels spoof, though some people
have also compared it to the very similar "See The Constellation" by TMBG, and
the remotely similar "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by the Monkees.]

Phony Calls
* Song parody of "Waterfalls" by TLC

The Night Santa Went Crazy
* Style parody of "Black Gold" by Soul Asylum

Gump single

Spy Hard
* Style/video parody of "Thunderball" by Tom Jones

X: Running With Scissors

The Saga Begins
* Song parody of "American Pie" by Don McLean

Pretty Fly For A Rabbi
* Song parody of "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" by the Offspring

Jerry Springer
* Song parody of "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies

* Style parody of "Terrible Lie" and "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails

Polka Power!
* Polka medley consisting of:
* "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls
* "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger
* "Ghetto Supastar" by Pras Michel with Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mya
* "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by Backstreet Boys
* "Walkin' On The Sun" by Smash Mouth
* "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys
* "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba
* "Ray Of Light" by Madonna
* "Push" by Matchbox-20
* "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind
* "The Dope Show" by Marilyn Manson
* "Mmmbop" by Hanson
* "Sex And Candy" by Marcy Playground
* "Closing Time" by Semisonic

Your Horoscope For Today
* Style parody of Goldfinger

It's All About The Pentiums
* Song/video parody of "It's All About The Benjamins (Rock Remix)" by Puff Daddy

Grapefruit Diet
* Song parody of "Zoot Suit Riot" by Cherry Poppin' Daddies

* Style parody of "Dick's Automotive" by the Rugburns

XI: Poodle Hat

Couch Potato
* Song parody of "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

Trash Day
* Song parody of "Hot In Herre" by Nelly

Party At The Leper Colony
* Style parody of Bo Diddley

Angry White Boy Polka
* Polka medley consisting of:
* "Last Resort" by Papa Roach
* "Chop Suey!" by System Of A Down
* "Get Free" by the Vines
* "Hate To Say I Told You So" by the Hives
* "Fell In Love With A Girl" by the White Stripes
* "Last Nite" by the Strokes
* "Down With The Sickness" by Disturbed
* "Renegades Of Funk" by Rage Against The Machine
* "My Way" by Limp Bizkit
* "Outside" by Staind
* "Bawitdaba" by Kid Rock
* "Youth Of The Nation" by P.O.D.
* "The Real Slim Shady" by Eminem

Wanna B Ur Lovr
* Style parody of "Peaches and Cream" by Beck

A Complicated Song
* Song parody of "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne

Why Does This Always Happen To Me?
* Style parody of the Ben Folds Five

Ode To A Superhero
* Song parody of "Piano Man" by Billy Joel

* Style parody of "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" by Bob Dylan; video parody of "Subterranean Homesick Blues" by Bob Dylan

* Song parody of "I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys

Genius In France
* Style parody of several songs by Frank Zappa, including:
* "I'm The Slime"
* "Catholic Girls"
* "You Are What You Is"
* "Keep It Greasey" (or possibly "Pick Me, I'm Clean")
* "The Adventures of Greggary Peccary" (or possibly "Montana")
* "City Of Tiny Lights"
* "Dog Breath (In The Year Of The Plague)"
* "Frogs With Dirty Little Lips"
* "Disco Boy"
* "Nanook Rubs It"
* "In France"

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You’re Pitiful
* Song parody of “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt

XII: Straight Outta Lynwood

White And Nerdy
* Song parody of "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire

* Style parody of several songs by Brian Wilson, including:
* "Our Prayer"
* "God Only Knows"
* "Wind Chimes"
* "Roll Plymouth Rock" (aka "Do You Like Worms?")
* "Heroes And Villains"
* "Good Vibrations"

Canadian Idiot
* Song parody of "American Idiot" by Green Day

I'll Sue Ya!
* Style parody of "Bombtrack" and "Killing In The Name" by Rage Against The Machine

* Polka medley consisting of:
* "The Chicken Dance" (traditional)
* "Let's Get It Started" by the Black Eyed Peas
* "Take Me Out" by Franz Ferdinand
* "Beverly Hills" by Weezer
* "Speed Of Sound" by Coldplay
* "Float On" by Modest Mouse
* "Feel Good, Inc." by Gorillaz
* "Don't Cha" by the Pussycat Dolls
* "Somebody Told Me" by the Killers
* "Slither" by Velvet Revolver
* "Candyshop" by 50 Cent
* "Drop It Like It's Hot" by Snoop Dogg
* "Pon De Replay" by Rhianna
* "Gold Digger" by Kanye West
[Al also received permission to include "Photograph" by Nickelback, but decided
against it.]

Virus Alert
* Style parody of "This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us" by Sparks

Confessions, Part III
* Song parody of "Confessions, Part 2" by Usher

Close, But No Cigar
* Style parody of "Short Skirt, Long Jacket" by Cake

Do I Creep You Out?
* Song parody of "Do I Make You Proud?" by Taylor Hicks

Trapped In The Drive-Thru
* Song parody of "Trapped In The Closet" by R. Kelly
* Samples "Black Dog" by Led Zeppelin

Don't Download This Song
* Style parody of "We Are The World" by USA For Africa and "Hands Across America" by Voices Of America

XIII: Alpocalypse

Perform This Way
* Song/video parody of "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga

* Style parody of the White Stripes

* Song parody of "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift

Skipper Dan
* Style parody of "Pork and Beans" by Weezer

Polka Face
* Polka medley consisting of:
* "Liechtensteiner Polka" by Will Glahe
* "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
[Rewritten by Al as "Polka Face".]
* "Womanizer" by Britney Spears
* "Right Round" by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha
* "Day 'n' Nite" by Kid Cudi
* "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
* "Baby" by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
* "So What" by Pink
* "I Kissed A Girl" by Katy Perry
* "Fireflies" by Owl City
* "Blame It" by Jamie Foxx
* "Replay" by Iyaz
* "Down" by Jay Sean featuring Li'l Wayne
* "Break Your Heart" by Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris
* "The Tick Tock Polka" by Frankie Yankovic
* "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha

* Style parody of "When The Music's Over," "Light My Fire," and "Twentieth Century Fox" by The Doors

Party In The CIA
* Song parody of "Party In The USA" by Miley Cyrus

* Style parody of Queen

Another Tattoo
* Song parody of "Nothin' On You" by Bruno Mars featuring B.O.B.

If That Isn't Love
* Style parody of Hanson

Whatever You Like
* Song parody of "Whatever You Like" by T.I.

Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me
* Style parody of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman

Rare and Unreleased Songs

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

* Song parody of "Desperado" by the Eagles

Baby Likes Burping
* Song parody of "Baby Talks Dirty" by the Knack

Bad Date
* Song parody of "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter
[Scrapped idea originally intended for "Straight Outta Lynwood."]

Beverly Hillbillies / Miss You
* Song parody of "Miss You" by the Rolling Stones

Born To Be Mild
* Song parody of “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf

Brain Freeze
* Song parody of "Shave Me" by Sadgasm
[A parody of a parody... Homer's song was spoofing Nirvana's "Rape Me."]

Burger King
* Song parody of "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger

Cheerios, Apple Jacks, Cheerios
* Song parody of “Cheerio, Cherry Lips, Cheerio” by Gordon Wallace

Chicken Pot Pie
* Song parody of "Live And Let Die" by Paul McCartney and Wings

Crampton Comes Alive [aka Do You Eat Like We Do?]
* Song parody of "Do You Feel Like We Do?" by Peter Frampton

Don't You Forget About Meat
* Song parody of "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds

Dr. D Superstar
* Song parody of "Superstar" from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar

Electric Shaver
* Song parody of "Favorite Flavor" by the Flavor Girls

Fairfax Avenue
* Song parody of "Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant

Fast Food
* Song parody of "Thank U" by Alanis Morissette

Feel Like Throwin' Up
* Song parody of "Feel Like Makin' Love" by Bad Company

* Song parody of "Feelings" by Morris Albert

Flatbush Avenue
* Song parody of "Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant

Free Delivery
* Song parody of "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion

Gas Line Blues
* Song parody of "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran

Gee, I'm A Nerd
* Song parody of "Free As A Bird" by the Beatles

Gilligan's Island (Stairway)
* Song parody of "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
[However, this was not written by Al; it was originally performed by Little Roger
and the Goosebumps.]

Give A Little Bit Of Your Lunch To Me
* Song parody of "Give A Little Bit" by Supertramp

Gotta Open The Door
* Style parody of James Brown

Green Eggs And Ham
* Song parody of "Numb" by U2

* Song parody of "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake
[Scrapped idea originally intended for "Straight Outta Lynwood."]

Hey Food
* Song parody of "Hey Jude" by the Beatles
[Most likely NOT the same song as Sesame Street's "Hey Food."]

Hit Me With A Rock
* Song parody of "Loves Me Like A Rock" by Paul Simon

Holodeck Girl
* Song parody of "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani
[Scrapped idea originally intended for "Straight Outta Lynwood."]

Hot Beets
* Song parody of “Heartbeat” by Don Johnson

Hot Dog & Apple Pie
* Song parody of "Dog & Butterfly" by Heart

House Of The Sesame Seed Bun
* Song parody of “House Of The Rising Sun” by the Animals

If I Could Make Love To A Bottle
* Song parody of "Time In A Bottle" by Jim Croce

I Guess That's Why They Call It The Zoo
* Song parody of "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" by Elton John

I’m Fatter
* Song parody of “Shattered” by the Rolling Stones

I'm N Luv Wit Da Skipper
* Song parody of "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)" by T Pain

* Song parody of "S.O.S." by Rhianna
[Scrapped idea originally intended for "Straight Outta Lynwood."]

It's Still Billy Joel To Me
* Song parody of "It's Still Rock 'N' Roll To Me" by Billy Joel

I Will Comply
* Song parody of "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor

Laundry Day
* Song parody of "Come Out And Play" by the Offspring

Let's Go Crazy / Beverly Hillbillies
* Song parody of "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince

Lousy Haircut
* Song parody of "Firestarter" by Prodigy

Make Me Steak #3
* Song parody of “Mistake #3” by Culture Club

Moldy Now
* Song parody of “Hold Me Now” by Thompson Twins

More Than A Filling
* Song parody of “More Than A Feeling” by Boston

Now It Is The Christmas Season
* Song parody of "Deck The Halls"

* Song parody of "Taxman" by the Beatles

Rocky Road Hoochie-Koo
* Song parody of "Rock 'N' Roll Hoochie Koo" by Rick Derringer

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut
* Song parody of “Suddenly Last Summer” by the Motels

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

* Song parody of “Maneater” by Hall and Oates

Sweet Home Albuquerque
* Song parody of "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Take Me To The Liver
* Song parody of "Take Me To The River" by Talking Heads

Take The L Out Of Liver
* Song parody of “Take The L (Out Of Lover)” by the Motels

The Ballad Of Chuck And Diane
* Song parody of "Jack And Diane" by John 'Cougar' Mellencamp

The Ballad Of Homer And Marge
* Song parody of "Jack And Diane" by John 'Cougar' Mellencamp

Theme From 'Home Improvement' [aka I'll Repair For You]
* Song parody of "I'll Be There For You" by the Rembrandts

Throw Gravy On You
* Song parody of “Crazy On You” by Heart

We Got The Beef
* Song parody of “We Got The Beat” by the Go-Go’s

We Won’t Eat Another Hero
* Song parody of “We Don’t Need Another Hero” by Tina Turner

When Eggs Fry
* Song parody of “When Doves Cry” by Prince
[This was said to be an early concert-only song, possibly included in a Food
Medley. However, some fans doubt its existence.]

Whole Lotta Lunch
* Song parody of "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin

Won't Eat Prunes Again
* Song parody of "Won't Get Fooled Again" by the Who

Year Of The Fat
* Song parody of "Year Of The Cat" by Al Stewart

Yesterday, All My Stubble Seemed So Far Away
* Song parody of "Yesterday" by The Beatles

You Don't Take Your Showers
* Song parody of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" by Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond

You Never Gave Me A Tune-Up
* Song parody of "You Never Give Me Your Money" by the Beatles
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Postby Dumb N00b » Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:10 am

I Love Rocky Road
* Song parody of "I Love Rocky Road" by Joan Jett

You do mean "I Love Rock and Roll"?

My Bologna
* Song parody of "My Bologna" by the Knack

And that should be "My Sharona", right?

Great job collecting all that, by the way.
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Postby Cinnamon » Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:44 am

You've done a great job! Perhaps a couple more corrections (please don't be offended)

"Addicted to Love" was by Robert Palmer, not Arnold *giggle*

When Al was dealing with "Live and Let Die", it was with Paul McCartney (Guns N Roses do the song later?)

Just Curious...are Fairfax Avenue and Flatbush Avenue both parodies of the same song? (is this the only time that's happened?)

House of the Rising Sun--The Animals or Bob Dylan?

You've got a very comprehensive list of songs! : )
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Postby anthontherun » Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:48 am

Don't forget:

* Style parody of "Dick's Automotive" by the Rugburns
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Postby Al's #27 fan » Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:57 am

Also, I'm pretty sure that "Young, Dumb, and Ugly" is a style parody of AC/DC, not Guns 'N' Roses.
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Postby Ecto » Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:47 am

Al's #27 fan @ Jun 25 2006, 12:57 AM wrote: Also, I'm pretty sure that "Young, Dumb, and Ugly" is a style parody of AC/DC, not Guns 'N' Roses.

i agree with this. whole heartedly. Guns 'n' roses have a more...Aerosmith sound.
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Postby TMBJon » Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:02 am

You've also got to include "Party at the Leper Colony" as a Bo Diddley meets Springsteen style parody which can be confirmed on bermudaschwartz.com
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Postby CatraDhtem » Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:53 am

Cinnamon @ Jun 24 2006, 07:44 PM wrote:Just Curious...are Fairfax Avenue and Flatbush Avenue both parodies of the same song?

Yes, they're both parodying "Electric Avenue" and are essentially the same song. The only difference is that when performing the song in Los Angeles Al would say "Fairfax" in place of "Flatbush" and "Canter's" instead of "Ratner's." The rationale was that West Coasters might not have been all that familiar with the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York.
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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:19 am

Cinnamon @ Jun 24 2006, 11:44 PM wrote:
House of the Rising Sun--The Animals or Bob Dylan?

Or maybe Dave Van Ronk or... ?

It's a song with a very long pedigree.
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Postby TheLazenby » Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:33 am

OK, I fixed all the errors...

I attributed LALD to Guns & Roses, because Al parodied it because G'n'R had just brought out their version, but I suppose there's not much of a different between the two versions.

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