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"Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits
Greatest hits by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Released October 18, 1988 October 18, 1998 (Remaster)
Genre Comedy
Label Scotti Brothers
Professional reviews
"Weird Al" Yankovic chronology
Even Worse
(1988)
"Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits
(1988)
UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff
(1989)

"Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits is a compilation CD of songs by "Weird Al" Yankovic that features his best known songs from his first five studio albums.

Track listing

Track Title Length (Style) Parody of Description Original Album
1 "Fat" 3:55 "Bad" by Michael Jackson About a man's obesity that is blown out of proportion. Even Worse
2 "Eat It" 3:19 "Beat It" by Michael Jackson About a parent's exasperating quest to get their child to eat properly. Peaking at #12 on the Hot 100, this song was Al's highest-charting single until White & Nerdy placed at #9 in the October 21, 2006 issue of Billboard Magazine. "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D
3 "Like a Surgeon" 3:29 "Like a Virgin" by Madonna About an incompetent surgeon performing surgery. Notable because Madonna herself gave the idea for the title of the song, when asked in an interview what sort of parody Yankovic would make of "Like a Virgin." Dare to Be Stupid
4 "Ricky" 2:35 Tony Basil's "Mickey" About I Love Lucy, discussing the argument between Ricky and Lucy. "Weird Al" Yankovic
5 "Addicted to Spuds" 3:46 "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer About a man's obsession to potatoes and potato related products. Polka Party!
6 "Living with a Hernia" 3:18 "Living in America" by James Brown The song is, as the title says, about hernias. The video for which was shot on the concert set used in the movie Rocky IV. Polka Party!
7 "Dare to Be Stupid" 3:24 Style parody of Devo This song describes many stupid things a person can do, such as "Stick your head in the microwave and get yourself a tan." It is one of Al's most renowned original songs. It was also used in The Transformers: The Movie as the theme song for the Junkions, and was later covered by MC Chris in 2007. Dare to Be Stupid
8 "Lasagna" 2:45 "La Bamba" (popularized by Ritchie Valens, though the parody is more likely inspired by Los Lobos' 1987 cover) A song centered largely around Italian and Italian food. Even Worse
9 "I Lost on Jeopardy" 3:26 "Jeopardy" by the Greg Kihn Band. About a man who lost on Jeopardy. Greg Kihn himself appears on the video. "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D
10 "One More Minute" 4:02 Generic doo-wop parody Singer describes the myriad tortures he would sooner endure than spending one more minute with his ex-girlfriend. Yankovic wrote this song about an ex-girlfriend. Her picture can be seen being torn up in the video. Dare to Be Stupid

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