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Weird Al Yankovic

'Gangsta's Paradise' 20 Years Later: 10 Things You Didn't Know

Originally posted 08/11/2015 12:35PM

[YOUTUBE "cpGbzYlnz7c"] Coolio's 1995 track "Gangsta's Paradise" wasn't just a hit rap song; it was a crossover success that resonated with listeners across the board. It went on to become one of the top hits of 1995, and it was 20 years ago this week that the single first dropped.

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UpdatePosted 03/09/2015 01:00PM

'Weird Al' Sings 'Yoda' Parody Song Alongside 13-Year-Old with Autism (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/09/2015 11:25AM

You don't generally go to "Weird Al" Yankovic for touching moments. But the singer delivered Sunday night at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" autism benefit, performing a rendition of his "Lola" parody, "Yoda," with 13-year-old pianist and singer Jodi DiPiazza.

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'Weird' Al Edited into Whiplash Makes Entirely Too Much Sense (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/11/2015 01:25PM

If you're a musician coming off one of your most successful years yet, how might you go about promoting your upcoming world tour?

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'Weird Al' Yankovic Wins Best Comedy Album at the Grammys

'Weird Al' Yankovic Wins Best Comedy Album at the Grammys

Originally posted 02/08/2015 05:00PM

Mandatory Fun by "Weird Al" Yankovic won the Grammy for best comedy album Sunday.

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PHOTO: 'Weird Al' in a Gold Lamé Bodysuit (Need We Say More?)

'Weird Al' Yankovic Celebrates His Success with a Gold Lamé Bodysuit

Originally posted 12/03/2014 12:45PM

Warning: You can't un-see this!

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The Internet Reacts to Weird Al's Theme Song Parodies

The Internet Reacts to 'Weird Al''s Surprise TV Theme Song Parodies

Originally posted 08/25/2014 10:15PM

The "Weird Al" Yankovic resurgence continues.

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Stars Recall the Thrill of Hearing Don Pardo Say Their Name for the First Time

Stars Recall the Thrill of Hearing Don Pardo Say Their Name for the First Time

Originally posted 08/19/2014 09:15AM

For so many stars, hearing Don Pardo say their name meant they'd arrived.

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From TIME: How Weird Al's 'Word Crimes' Is Saving Grammar for the Future

From TIME: How Weird Al's 'Word Crimes' Is Saving Grammar for the Future

Originally posted 08/01/2014 01:45PM

Weird Al's No. 1 album has revived a debate on the proper use of language

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'Weird Al' Gives Us the Most Accurate College Fight Song of All Time

Originally posted 07/18/2014 01:55PM

As hardcore "Weird Al" Yankovic fans know, the pop parodist doesn't just spoof the latest hits of artists like Pharrell and Iggy Azalea. He also records wacky songs that parody entire genres, as is the case with "Sports Song," the latest music video from Yankovic's Mandatory Fun, which takes aim at the underappreciated genre of college fight songs.

With the help of a marching band, Yankovic spells out in exhaustive detail exactly why his team is going to win and your team is going to lose.

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Weird Al's Latest Parody Spoofs 'Fancy' with 'Handy' (Because He's a Handyman)

Originally posted 07/17/2014 12:55PM

If you are the type of person who enjoys lyrics about grout, you may have just found your new summer jam.

"Weird Al" Yankovic is releasing a music video every day this week to promote his latest album, Mandatory Fun. Thursday's target? Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," which Yankovic reimagines as "Handy," a song all about how Yankovic's narrator is good at fixing things. Sort of a one-joke premise, to be sure, but we guarantee it'll win you over by "glue dat, glue dat."

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