The Greatest "Weird Al" Yankovic Songs Of All Time

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Postby Elvis » Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:25 am

I've seen this done successfully elsewhere, and it's always a lot of fun, so I thought I'd adapt it to Al and give it a try on WOWAY. After almost 3 decades in the music making business, 12 studio albums, 1000+ live concerts, etc., there really is an immense amount of great "Weird Al" Yankovic songs out there. But the question remains: Which song is the best?

Over the next two weeks (August 2 deadline!), PM me your top 20 "Weird Al" Yankovic songs of all time in order. I'll calculate all of the results by awarding 20 points for the song listed as number 1 and 19 points for the one listed at number 2 and so on and so forth ending with 1 point for the song listed at number 20 . Starting August 3, I'll begin posting the results, a couple each day, along with some facts and trivia about the songs, and this will take us all the way up to the greatest song of all time. How many songs make the countdown depends on how many entries I get, so start those PMs coming!

Note: By "Weird Al" Yankovic songs, I mean the released stuff, the unreleased stuff, demos, concert-only, songs in which he's performed on other artist's songs or albums, little song snippets from TV shows appearances, etc. -- anything's Al's done really. If you need some help getting started, here are some great resources: Rank your list based on your own personal belief on what makes a good song. Rank based on lyrics, music, laughs, popularity, whatever. How you rank your list is totally up to you!

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Final ranking

130. "Polkarama!" - 1 point
128. "Twister" - 2 points
      "Attack Of The Radioactive Hamsters From A Planet Near Mars" - 2 points
127. "Velvet Elvis" - 3 points
126. "When I Was Your Age" - 4 points
124. "Pac-Man" - 4 points
     "Bite Me" - 4 points
123. "Cavity Search" - 5 points
120. "The Weird Al Show Theme" - 6 points
     "That Boy Could Dance" - 6 points
     "Cell Phones" - 6 points
116. "Slime Creatures From Outer Space" - 7 points
     "Laundry Day" - 7 points
     "I Want A New Duck" - 7 points
     "Green Eggs & Ham" - 7 points
112. "Traffic Jam" - 8 points
     "Mr. Popeil" - 8 points
     "Mr. Frump In The Iron Lung" - 8 points
     "Gee I'm A Nerd" - 8 points
109. "I Remember Larry" - 9 points
     "Girls Just Want To Have Lunch" - 9 points
     "Feel Like Throwing Up" - 9 points
107. "Truck Drivin’ Song" - 10 points
     "Angry White Boy Polka" - 10 points
105. "Polka Your Eyes Out" - 11 points
     "Jurassic Park" (Japanese version) - 11 points
104. "The Night Santa Went Crazy (Extra Gory Version)" - 12 points
100. "Polkas On 45" - 13 points
     "King Of Suede" - 13 points
     "Happy Birthday" - 13 points
     "Fun Zone" - 13 points
 97. "Party At The Leper Colony" - 14 points
     "Don't Wear Those Shoes" - 14 points
     "Albuquerque" (live version) - 14 points
 95. "Young, Dumb & Ugly" - 15 points
     "Yoda" (demo version) - 15 points
 92. "Weasel Stomping Day" - 16 points
     "The White Stuff" - 16 points
     "The Plumbing Song" - 16 points
 89. "Gotta Boogie" - 17 points
     "Callin' In Sick" - 17 points
     "Bob" - 17 points
 84. "Theme From Home Improvement" - 18 points
     "Talk Soup" - 18 points
     "Generic Blues" - 18 points
     "Bohemian Polka" - 18 points
     "Addicted To Spuds" - 18 points
 80. "Polkamon" - 19 points
     "One Of Those Days" - 19 points
     "Christmas At Ground Zero" - 19 points
     "Airline Amy" - 19 points
 79. "Theme From Rocky XIII" - 20 points
 78. "I Think I'm A Clone Now" - 21 points
 76. "It's Still Billy Joel To Me" - 22 points
     "Free Delivery" - 22 points
 74. "Spam" - 23 points
     "My Bologna" - 23 points
 72. "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies" - 24 points
     "Confessions Part III" - 24 points
 68. "You're Pitiful" - 25 points
     "Livin' In The Fridge" - 25 points
     "I Was Only Kidding" - 25 points
     "Grapefruit Diet" - 25 points
 65. "Take Me Down" - 26 points
     "Ricky" - 26 points
     "Jurassic Park" - 26 points
 64. "This Is The Life" - 27 points
 63. "Do I Creep You Out" - 28 points
 62. "Stop Draggin' My Car Around" - 29 points
 61. "I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead" - 30 points
 60. "Taco Grande" - 31 points
 58. "Achy Breaky Song" - 32 points
     "(This Song's Just) Six Words Long" - 32 points
 56. "Living With A Hernia" - 34 points
     "Lasagna" - 34 points
 55. "Couch Potato" - 35 points
 54. "Close But No Cigar" - 36 points
 53. "Germs" - 37 points
 50. "Good Enough For Now" - 38 points
     "Genius In France" - 38 points
     "Don't Download This Song" - 38 points
 49. "Canadian Idiot" - 39 points
 48. "Pretty Fly For A Rabbi" - 40 points
 47. "Bedrock Anthem" - 41 points
 46. "A Complicated Song" - 42 points
 45. "The Night Santa Went Crazy" - 43 points
 43. "The Alternative Polka" - 45 points
     "I Love Rocky Road" - 45 points
 41. "Ode To A Superhero" - 46 points
     "Gump" - 46 points
 39. "Polka Power!" - 47 points
     "Jerry Springer" - 47 points
 38. "Another One Rides The Bus" - 49 points
 37. "Your Horoscope For Today" - 53 points
 36. "Like A Surgeon" - 55 points
 35. "Trigger Happy" - 58 points
 33. "You Make Me" - 59 points
     "Virus Alert" - 59 points
 32. "I'll Sue Ya" - 61 points
 31. "Frank's 2000" TV" - 63 points
 29. "Wanna B Ur Lovr" - 64 points
     "Trapped In The Drive-Thru" - 64 points
 27. "I Lost On Jeopardy" - 66 points
     "Headline News" - 66 points
 25. "Since You've Been Gone" - 67 points
     "My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder" - 67 points
 24. "Nature Trail To Hell" - 70 points
 23. "Why Does This Always Happen To Me?" - 75 points
 22. "Pancreas" - 78 points
 20. "Good Old Days" - 85 points
     "eBay" - 85 points
 18. "You Don't Love Me Anymore" - 90 points
     "Midnight Star" - 90 points
 16. "UHF" - 91 points
     "Everything You Know Is Wrong" - 91 points
 15. "Melanie" - 93 points
 14. "Hardware Store" - 96 points
 13. "Fat" - 98 points
 12. "Dog Eat Dog" - 114 points
 11. "Eat It" - 145 points
 10. "Yoda" - 146 points
  9. "It's All About The Pentiums" - 155 points
  8. "Albuquerque" - 173 points
  7. "The Saga Begins" - 175 points
  6. "The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota" - 194 points
  5. "Amish Paradise" - 212 points
  4. "One More Minute" - 213 points
  3. "Dare To Be Stupid" - 214 points
  2. "White & Nerdy" - 254 points
  1. "Smells Like Nirvana" - 292 points
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Postby Elvis » Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:19 pm

Big Spoon @ Jul 19 2008, 07:07 AM wrote:When do you want the PM sent to you by?


The last day is August 2. I'm accepting lists for at least two weeks. The goal is to get as many submissions as possible, so if after two weeks, I don't think there's enough data collected, I may extend the deadline, but I'd rather not let the thing drag on forever. So, if you could get it in during the next two weeks, that would be great!

Thanks to the two people who already sent their lists in! :great:

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Postby Elvis » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:58 am

Only one week left to get your lists in!

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Postby Elvis » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:17 pm

Only 3 days left to get your lists in!

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Postby Teh Dingo » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:03 am

Okay...okay....I know a lot of you people probably like to wait till the last minute.

Well this is it! This is the last minute!

Get those entries in STAT!


(Is ashamed he had to get out his UHF dvd for the exact quote. I'm gonna go turn in my Al fan badge now........)
in a complicated song does it look like al has no head
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Postby Elvis » Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:06 am

LAST DAY to get your lists in. I'm starting the countdown tomorrow! Your song selections still can make a difference!

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Postby Elvis » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:50 pm

The Top 130 "Weird Al" Yankovic Songs Of All Time

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Welcome to the first ever Greatest Weird Al Songs Countdown! Over the past two weeks, I asked you to rank your top 20 Weird Al songs and send me the list. I awarded 20 points for the song listed as number 1 and 19 points for the one listed at number 2 and so on and so forth ending with 1 point for the song listed at number 20 to come up with the results. I will start by posting approximately ten a day, starting with #130 and working the way down to #21. At that point, I will switch to posting approximately five a day all the way down to #1. What songs will make the list? What song holds the coveted #1 spot? You'll see!! The next post starts the countdown. Bermuda Big Spoon, a drum solo please....
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Postby Big Spoon » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:53 pm

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Postby Elvis » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:55 pm

#130:

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"POLKARAMA!"
Points: 1
Highest ranking: #20
Album: Straight Outta Lynwood
Track number: 5
Style: Polka medley
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Postby Elvis » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:01 pm

#128 (tie):

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"ATTACK OF THE RADIOACTIVE HAMSTERS FROM A PLANET NEAR MARS"
Points: 2
Highest ranking: #19
Album: UHF: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff
Track number: 3
Style: Original
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