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Postby StinkyCheese » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:17 pm

So, I have heard forever now, about Prince not allowing Al to parody one of his songs, but as my work has been playing the 80's station of XM... I keep hearing this prince song that... it's not exact, but pretty dang close to Traffic Jam. Maybe this is old news but I didn't know if he did this to get it past prince without him knowing? But then again he's still asking him, so I don't know. Unless Al is waiting for this:

Prince: "Fine, you can do it."
AL: "GREAT! Guess what? I DID IT IN 1993!!! HAHAHAHA!!!!"

... though I don't think Al would do THAT.
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Re: Traffic Jam?

Postby Way_Moby » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:18 pm

Is the song you're talking about "Let's Go Crazy"? 'Cuz if so, It really does sound like "Traffic Jam" sans the beginning... Other than that, it's almost exactly the same song! It's hilarious that Weird Al got away with it. ;)
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Re: Traffic Jam?

Postby StinkyCheese » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:53 pm

Yeah thats the one! Yeah, its great if that's what happened. XD Thanks!
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Re: Traffic Jam?

Postby TheLazenby » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:06 am

I always assumed Al did that intentionally. Just one of those songs (like "Santa Went Crazy") that step precariously along the line of style parody/true parody.
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Re: Traffic Jam?

Postby Way_Moby » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:00 pm

Don't forget about "Albuquerque" !
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Re: Traffic Jam?

Postby TheLazenby » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:06 pm

Well yeah, but that topic's been done to death in these parts...
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Re: Traffic Jam

Postby YankoSwag 8888 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:23 am

This is my least favorite Weird Al song
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Re: Traffic Jam

Postby Big Spoon » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:28 am

Can I ask why? It's far from Al's best work, but it's also far from his worst in my mind.
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Re: Traffic Jam

Postby yankochick38 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:01 am

aw man I LOVE this song.
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Re: Traffic Jam

Postby YankoSwag 8888 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:25 pm

Big Spoon wrote:Can I ask why? It's far from Al's best work, but it's also far from his worst in my mind.

It's a bit too long and it seemed rushed to me. Also what do you consider his best and worst?
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