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Greatest Hits (Cassette)

By: Weird Al Yankovic (Artist)

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Weird Al Yankovic Artist Snapshot:

The undisputed king of the parody song, accordionist/singer/comedian "Weird Al" Yankovic has recorded send-ups of songs by popular artists as wide-ranging as the Knack, the Kinks, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Nirvana, and Eminem. His seemingly simple jokes ("My Sharona" becomes "My Bologna"; "Beat It" to "Eat it") are actually supremely crafted interpretations that zero in on the tiniest details of the original songs and videos. Yankovic's parodies continue to entertain--especially the artists that provided the source material for his jokes--decades into his career. His 2006 album, STRAIGHT OUTTA LYNWOOD, (featuring the Chamillionaire parody "White & Nerdy") cracked the Billboard Top 10 shortly after its release.

Track Listing

DISC 1 for Greatest Hits (Cassette) Album By Weird Al Yankovic (Artist)
1   Fat
2   Eat It
3   Like a Surgeon
4   Ricky
5   Addicted to Spuds
6   Living With a Hernia
7   Dare to Be Stupid
8   Lasagna
9   I Lost on Jeopardy

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Product Notes

Favorite topics on this collection of Weird Al classics include food and medical problems. Superstar Michael Jackson gets sent up twice: "Bad" is transformed into "Fat" and "Beat It" becomes "Eat It," a hit in its own right. Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" is turned into a paean to potatoes, "Addicted to Spuds." And Los Lobos' version of the durable "La Bamba" is reconfigured into "Lasagna." Madonna's "Like a Virgin" becomes a song about a different kind of beginner on "Like a Surgeon," while James Brown's "Living in America" is parodied on "Living with a Hernia." If you want to take a funhouse mirror trip back to the 1980s, Greatest Hits is a good way to do it. Produced by rock & roll veteran Rick Derringer, who rocked out with Johnny and Edgar Winter and produced Meatloaf and Kiss. --Fred Cisterna

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