Video Saturday #4 – Weird Al Yankovic

And it’s already Video Saturday again. Time passes almost too quickly. Especially on the weekend itself.

Today I would like to show you some of the really good parodies “Weird Al” Yankovic has made. Although you might say that he just copies other people’s song, and where’s the talent in that, just listen to his lyrics (he knows what he’s singing about) and listen to how well he actually covers the music itself. Besides, he doesn’t only make parodies. But mostly.

Anyway, without further ado, here we go:

ORIGINAL: Chamillionaire – Riding Dirty
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODdGhOOUOpI]

PARODY: “Weird Al” Yankovic – White & Nerdy
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xEzGIuY7kw]

ORIGINAL: Madonna – Like A Virgin
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPZQ3Or6djw]

PARODY: “Weird Al” Yankovic – Like A Surgeon
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N26KWq7MmSc]

ORIGINAL: Puff Daddy – It’s All About The Benjamins (rock remix)
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aypS7oI-gB0]

PARODY: “Weird Al” Yankovic – It’s All About The Pentiums
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vaNeaWQoHI]

ORIGINAL: Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPQR-OsH0RQ]

PARODY: “Weird Al” Yankovic – Smells Like Nirvana
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxh5v5MpEB8]

ORIGINAL: Michael Jackson – Bad
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG5NhkxQJQc]

PARODY: “Weird Al” Yankovic – Fat
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqz1ojIQTBk]

ORIGINAL: Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVVmxFnn53o]

PARODY: “Weird Al” Yankovic – Amish Paradise
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsfVw9xxoNY]

That’s enough for now. Here are some more links if you want to look more into the music of “Weird Al”.

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Couch Potato (parody of “Lose Yourself” by Eminem)
Weird Al – Polka
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Jurassic Park (Parody of McArthur Park)
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Bedrock Anthem (parody of Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
“Weird Al” Yankovic – The Saga Begins (parody of American Pie by Don Mclean)

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