Polka Power!

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Postby weirdalfan1000000 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:26 am

the Dingo @ Jun 24 2008, 01:39 AM wrote: To be fair, the mods goofed on this one.  It wasn't linked in the song index topic.  :Y


Well, yeah, that's what I was looking at.

About the apostrophe, my stupid keyboard kept typing a slash or some random thing continuously until I deleted it, but then it kept doing it.
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Re: Polka Power!

Postby dynaboyj » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:52 pm

This is probably my favorite polka medley from the weird guy, and it's also what got me into Hanson.

Wait, who do I credit-Weird Al, or the guy who depolkafied Polka Power? :huh:
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Re: Polka Power!

Postby Killingsworth » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:27 am

dynaboyj wrote:This is probably my favorite polka medley from the weird guy, and it's also what got me into Hanson.

Wait, who do I credit-Weird Al, or the guy who depolkafied Polka Power? :huh:


Well, the guy who "depolkafied" Polkas on 45 and the Angry White Boy Polka credited "Weird Al et al" so I'd go with that...
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Re: Polka Power!

Postby annacanada » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:25 pm

This is by far, my favorite polka. I always BLAST this one in my car. I love watching it over and over on the live DVD :yay:
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Re: Polka Power!

Postby FreedomHaul » Fri May 29, 2015 1:52 pm

One of the things I find really interesting about the polka medleys is the music that Yankovic uses to transition from one to the other. I know some of this is new (like the little line that changes keys between Sitta and Superstar) and I can place one of the quotes (Spike Jones!), but does anyone have any idea what some of the others might be?

–is Yankovic quoting something at the beginning of the song, or just writing a really cool accordion part? :accordion:
* "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls
-this sounds like the beginning of something I've heard before? Or is it just a polka-y sounding pattern?
* "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger
* "Ghetto Supastar" by Pras Michel with Ol' Dirty Bastard and May
–quotes Spike Jones’s “Der Fuehrer’s Face”
* "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by Backstreet Boys
* "Walkin' On The Sun" by Smash Mouth
-this also sounds like Spike Jones with the sound effects and general zaniness.
* "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys
* "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba
* "Ray Of Light" by Madonna
* "Push" by Matchbox-20
* "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind
-I love this abrupt change from the falsetto "do do doo"s to the lower, darker Manson impression!
* "The Dope Show" by Marilyn Manson
* "Mmmbop" by Hanson
* "Sex And Candy" by Marcy Playground
-this transition works so well! He just pivots the lyrics from one to the other.
* "Closing Time" by Semisonic
-this outro is new music written by Yankovic, right?
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Re: Polka Power!

Postby LaikaComeHome » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:43 am

One of my favorite polkas! I wish he'd do more Marilyn Manson parodies style or otherwise.
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