Monday, January 8, 2018

Weird Al- Music Moves Me

 Whoever thought that a self-titled teenaged nerd who played the accordion and thought it made him cool would, one day, become a renowned singer, songwriter, satirist, and even more?

Today, on Music Moves Me,we can blog about whatever musical theme we want to, and I've been saving this one up.

But first, a little commercial.  Do you blog about music?  If so, why not join us?

Mondays I rock with the 4Mers, a group of music lovers who participate in a blog hop called Music Moves Me.

The Head 4M'er is XmasDolly.  Her co-4Mers are:  Callie of JAmerican Spice, and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥   And, last but not least, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy .

"Weird Al" Yankovic is one of my guilty pleasures.  He is best known for his musical satires (always done with the musician's permission) but has also done a number of original songs.

And, the best part for a blogger is that his videos can be even better than his songs.

For example, almost anyone who has earned his or her living in the corporate world will immediately identify with the original song (and music video) called "Mission Statement", from the album Mandatory Fun.

What writer could not identify with this parody of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (also from the album Mandatory Fun)?

We can go into the first decade of this century to listen to one of my personal favorites (also a parody), "White and Nerdy".

One more, which is (to me) the most hilarious send up ever of grunge rock and songs you can't understand the lyrics to.

We need some laughter (and perhaps some mosh-pit diving) to warm up here in the frozen United States.  Will you join us in the laughter?

Day 8 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost


  1. Oh, Weird Al. Love the cleverness of his lyrics.

  2. Alana,

    Weird Al is hilarious and a true lyrical genius with his parodies! Not only that, he can actually sing. His videos are a hoot to watch, too. "Word Crimes" is one my favorites of his in recent years. I didn't know that he had some original songs until now, so that was cool to learn. His word play is super! Thanks for hitting the dance floor with the 4M gang, my friend. Have a rockin' good time this week! ;)

  3. So, I, too like(d) Weird Al. However, I have lost touch with his newer choices. The first two were simply fantastic. I needed those laughs!

  4. Great songs. I am a fan of Weird Al, love his tunes. Thanks for sharing him this morning.

  5. Weird AL, who would have thought he had the staying power and that weird appeal to many all these years!!

  6. I haven't thought of that name in many, many years! Gotta check out these videos!

  7. I've been a big fan of Weird Al since the '80s.

  8. AAAH I have not seen Mission Statement! Lifelong cubicle dweller here, I LOVE IT!

  9. I enjoyed Weird Al's funny take on music back in the day but I don't think I've heard anyone mention him in quite a while. Thanks for the memories!

  10. Okay, where did I go? I left a message I know I did my memory hasn't gone that bad has it? :( aughhhhhh I'm losin' it. Anyway, didn't know we were only a few years apart girlfriend! Woo Hoo glad to hear it. Gee we can hang out together & actually know what each other is talking about! bwahahahahaha Weird Al is a favorite of the hubby's you two would get along great! hahaha! Thanks for rockin' with us girlfriend! BIG HUGS

  11. That first one was the best send-up of CS&N I think I've heard! These are all a riot, AND they're well-executed, which makes them even funnier. Nice set!

  12. I've always loved Weird Al! Thanks for the memories! ;)


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