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"I Love Rocky Road"
Single by "Weird Al" Yankovic
from the album "Weird Al" Yankovic
B-side "Happy Birthday"
Released July 1983
Format 7"
Recorded March 14, 1982
Genre Comedy, Rock
Length 2:33
Label Scotti Brothers
Producer "Weird Al" Yankovic
"Weird Al" Yankovic singles chronology
"I Love Rocky Road"
"Eat It"

"I Love Rocky Road" is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic about a man's obsession with rocky road ice cream. It is a parody of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by The Arrows, which had recently been covered by Joan Jett.


Track listing

The following tracks are on the single:

  1. "I Love Rocky Road" – 2:35
  2. "Happy Birthday" – 2:26

The promo single only contains "I Love Rocky Road".

Music video

The music video was the directorial debut of Dror Soref and parodies the "I Love Rock 'n Roll" music video, with these differences from the original:

  • It takes place in an ice cream parlor, rather than in a bar.
  • It was shot in color rather than in black and white (although the Joan Jett original was shot in color initially).
  • It was videotaped rather than filmed.
  • In "I Love Rock 'n Roll", Joan Jett says "Ow!" twice for her enthusiasm. In "I Love Rocky Road", Weird Al says "Ow!" because he eats ice cream so fast that he gets a brain freeze. The second time he says "Ow!" because a kid comes up to him and bites his leg.
  • Dr. Demento makes a cameo appearance as a cashier.
  • While Al is playing his accordion, the cover photo for the single can be seen.
  • Yankovic wears a black leather jacket with the I Love Lucy logo on it, as a reference to Yankovic's first music video, "Ricky".
  • The ice cream in the video was actually mashed potatoes because real ice cream would melt under the stage lights.[1]

Chart positions

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 6

See also



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