"Weird Al" Yankovic


"Weird Al" Yankovic is a veteran Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, satirist, actor, director, and author who became famous beginning in the early 1980s for his many side-splitting hit parodies of then-current hits. His best known songs include "Eat It" (1984, parody of Michael Jackson's "Beat It") and "Like A Surgeon" (1985, parody of Madonna's "Like A Virgin").

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Ricky (1983)
  • Eat It (1984)
  • I Lost On Jeopardy (1984)
  • King Of Suede (1984)
  • Like A Surgeon (1985)
  • Fat (1988)
  • Smells Like Nirvana (1992)
  • Amish Paradise (1996)

Pop charts debut year: 1983

Years active: 1976 - present

Genres: Comedy, comedy rock, comedy pop, comedy hip hop, parody, polka, geek rock

Labels: Rock 'n' Roll, Capitol, Placebo, TK, Scotti Brothers, Volcano, RCA

Website: weirdal.com


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