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All 53 “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Music Videos, Ranked

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26. “Virus Alert” (Straight Outta Lynwood, 2006)

In the Style of: Sparks

Notable Lyric: “It’ll make your keyboard all sticky / Give your poodle a hickey / And invest your cash in stock in Euro Disney”

25. “Don’t Download This Song” (Straight Outta Lynwood, 2006)

In the Style of: Various Artists – “We Are the World”

Notable Lyric: “Don’t take away money / From artists just like me / How else can I afford another solid gold Hum V?”

24. “Craigslist” (Alpocalypse, 2011)

In the Style of: The Doors

Notable Lyric: “I’ll trade you for my old wheelbarrow / And a slightly-used sombrero / And I’ll even throw in a stapler, if you insist”

23. “Foil” (Mandatory Fun, 2014)

Parody of: Lorde – “Royals”

Notable Lyric: “I never bother with baggies, glass jars, tupperware containers / Plastic cling wrap, really a no-brainer / I just like to keep all my flavors sealed in tight”

22. “Weird Al” Yankovic – “Jurassic Park” (Alapalooza, 1993)

Parody of: Jimmy Webb – “MacArthur Park”

Notable Lyric: “I cannot approve of this attraction / ‘Cause getting disemboweled always makes me kinda mad / A huge tyrannosaurus ate our lawyer / Well, I suppose that proves… they’re really not all bad”

21. Lame Claim to Fame (Mandatory Fun, 2014)

Parody of: Southern Culture on the Skids

Notable lyrics: “I tried to sit by Steve Buscemi/But he told me this seat’s taken”

20. “Bedrock Anthem” (Alapalooza, 1993)

In the Style of: Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge” and “Give It Away”

Notable Lyric: “Wanna chill with a Sabretooth Tiger / Wear a loincloth, natural fiber / Be the first Rolling Stone subscriber / Got a pterodactyl for a windshield wiper”

19. “Dare to Be Stupid” (Dare to Be Stupid, 1985)

In the Style of: Devo

Notable Lyric: “You can turn the other cheek / You can just give up the ship / You can eat a bunch of sushi and forget to leave a tip”

18. “Polka Face” (Alpocalypse, 2011)

Parody of: Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”

Notable Lyric: “No he can’t read-a my polka face”

17. “Gump” (Bad Hair Day, 1996)

Parody of: The Presidents of the United States of America – “Lump”

Notable Lyric: “His girlfriend Jenny was kind of a slut / He went to the White House, showed LBJ his butt”

16. “It’s All About the Pentiums” (Running With Scissors, 1999)

Parody of: P. Diddy – “It’ All About the Benjamins”

Notable Lyric: “I’m down with Bill Gates, I call him “Money” for short / I phone him up at home and I make him do my tech support”

15. “Another Tattoo” (Alpocalypse, 2011)

Parody of: B.o.B. – “Nothin’ on You”

Notable Lyric: “At every job interview they’re just so impressed / ‘Cause I got all my ex-wives on my chest”

14. “Party in the CIA” (Alpocalypse, 2011)

Parody of: Miley Cyrus – “Party in the U.S.A.”

Notable Lyric: “So I get my handcuffs, my cyanide pills, my classified dossier / Tapping the phones like yeah / Shredding the files like yeah”

13. “Whatever You Like” (Alpocalypse, 2011)

Parody of: T.I. – “Whatever You Like”

Notable Lyric: “Hottest shorty I know, if you had some lipo / You could be second runner-up Miss Ohio”

12. “Perform This Way” (Alpocalypse, 2011)

Parody of: Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”

Notable Lyric: “I might be wearin’ Swiss cheese or maybe covered with bees / It doesn’t mean I’m crazy, I perform this way”

11. “I’ll Sue Ya” (Straight Outta Lynwood, 2006)

In the Style of: Rage Against the Machine – “Killing in the Name”

Notable Lyric: “I sued Delta Airlines / ‘Cause they sold me a ticket to New Jersey / I went there, and it sucked!”

10. “Tacky” (Mandatory Fun, 2014)

Parody of: Pharrell – “Happy”

Notable Lyric: “Wear my Ed Hardy shirt with fluorescent orange pants (because I’m tacky) / Got my new résumé, it’s printed in Comic Sans (because I’m tacky)”

9. “The Saga Begins” (Running With Scissors, 1999)

Parody of: Don McLean – “American Pie”

Notable Lyric: “And the Jedi I admire most / Met up with Darth Maul and now he’s toast / Well, I’m still here and he’s a ghost”

8. “Trapped in the Drive-Thru” (Straight Outta Lynwood, 2006)

Parody of: R. Kelly – “Trapped in the Closet”

Notable Lyric: “Almost there at the drive-thru / Now we’re here at the drive thru / Here in line at the drive-thru /Did I mention the drive-thru?”

7. “Eat It” (Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D, 1984)

Parody of: Michael Jackson – “Beat It”

Notable Lyric: “Have some more yogurt, have some more spam / It doesn’t matter if it’s fresh or canned / Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it”

6. “Smells Like Nirvana” (Off the Deep End, 1992)

Parody of: Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Notable Lyric: “Sing distinctly? We don’t wanna / Buy our album, we’re Nirvana”

5. “Fat” (Even Worse, 1988)

Parody of: Michael Jackson – “Bad”

Notable Lyric: “The pavement cracks when I fall down / I’ve got more chins than Chinatown” (Ugh).

4. “I Lost on Jeopardy” (Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D, 1984)

Parody of: The Greg Kihn Band – “Jeopardy”

Notable Lyric: “I was there to match my intellect on national TV / Against a plumber, oh and an architect, both with a Ph.D”

3. “Word Crimes” (Mandatory Fun, 2014)

Parody of: Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”
Notable Lyric: “And, I thought that you’d gotten it through your skull what’s figurative and what’s literal / Oh but, just now, you said you ‘literally couldn’t get out of bed’ / That really makes me want to literally / Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head”

2. “White & Nerdy” (Straight Outta Lynwood, 2006)

Parody of: Chamillionaire – “Ridin'”

Notable Lyric: “MC Escher that’s my favorite MC / Keep your 40, I’ll just have an Earl Grey tea”

1. “Amish Paradise” (Bad Hair Day, 1996)

Parody of: Coolio – “Gangsta’s Paradise”

Notable Lyric: “As I walk through the valley where I harvest my grain / I take a look at my wife and realize she’s very plain”