Midnight Star

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Postby Big Spoon » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:11 am

I've always loved MS. It's a really great song, especially for Al's early stuff.
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Postby TMBJon » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:12 am

LOL I just dug up this video of me singing "Midnight Star" when I was 12 years old:

Jon Sings Midnight Star, Age 12
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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:28 am

Shy little guy, weren't you? :D

Is that the earliest fan made Weird Al music video we know of?
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Postby TMBJon » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:35 am

Well earlier that day I sang Since You've Been Gone, Gump, Like A Surgeon, and Smells Like Nirvana, so I guess there are technically four earlier ones. :P

PS The Like A Surgeon performance is based on Al's live version, so that one will never see the light of day.
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Postby Big Spoon » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:56 am

That's awesome, Jon! Thanks for sharing.
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Postby RyanHippFTW » Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:20 am

Such silliness, Jon.
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Postby amzo39 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:19 am

That's great.
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Postby ludovica64 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:13 am

TMBJon @ August 22, 2009 11:35 pm wrote: Well earlier that day I sang Since You've Been Gone, Gump, Like A Surgeon, and Smells Like Nirvana, so I guess there are technically four earlier ones. :P

PS The Like A Surgeon performance is based on Al's live version, so that one will never see the light of day.


Ok so now I BADLY want to see the LAS one!! You really cant say that and then leave us hanging! LOL
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Re: Midnight Star

Postby MrRooney » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:18 am

Made an Al-cappella arrangement of this as well. Haven't gotten it sung yet, sad day.
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Re: Midnight Star

Postby weird user » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:25 pm

It's interesting how Weird Al originally wanted Midnight Star to be the lead single, considering it wasn't released as a single (not even a b-side) at all. And it is a great song.

Weird Al: The Book gives an explanation for why Al wanted this to be the lead single (not sure if the info has been out there before): Because by his second album he was getting tired of being best-known for parodies. Scotti Bros. didn't want to allow Midnight Star to be the lead single.

Of course I wonder if Al could get away with having an original be the lead single today. Especially since he's done so many well-known originals. The first Internet Leaks song was the only parody of the bunch. Of course it might not matter anymore if Al does decide to stop releasing physical albums after his next album.
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