"Weird Al" Yankovic



        "Weird Al" got his start with this album, and in many ways is more pure, because Al doesn't kareoke his parodies, instead playing them on the accordion, but, aside from Another One Rides the Bus putting Al on the Map, the parodies are dated. Who even listens to Stop Dragging My Heart around anymore anyways?

        The two best songs on the album are Happy Birthday and Mr Frump in the Iron Lung, mostly because the represent the absurdity that Al is really about. Anyone can change the lyrics to Mickey, but who else can pull off a song about a man dying in an iron lung?