Weird Al Yankovic

Known for creating zany rock parodies as acclaimed and successful as the original songs. A Weird Al parody ...
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Rjohnson71
09/14/2009

Weird Al Yankovic 4

I like Weird Al Yankovic. He liked to parody songs. He parodied Michael Jackson's songs 'Beat it' and 'Bad.' Yankovic's parodies of those two songs were 'Eat it' and 'Fat.' On the cover of Jackson's album, he was wearing a leather jacket while leaning on a wall. It said Bad on the cover. Yankovic's album showed him wearing a leather jacket and leaning on a wall just like Jackson. The words Even worse were on the cover.
He parodied Madonna's and Queen's songs 'Like a Virgin' and 'Another one bites the dust.' His parodies of those two songs were 'Like a surgeon' and 'Another one rides the bus.' He parodied other songs as well. Those Yankovic parodies were funny. I give him a 4 star rating.

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irishgit
09/07/2009

Weird Al Yankovic 5

I can't think of a more suitable candidate to install in the asinine farce that is the rock and roll hall of fame than this unfunny and derivative twit.

Anyone who thinks this hall of fame is anything but a cynical commercial scam is a damn fool, and anyone who thinks it has anything to do with real talent is a complete idiot.

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Weird Al Yankovic 1

Please...

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SuziQueue
08/03/2009

Weird Al Yankovic 1

no place for more stupidity in this hall.

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SykoKilla
07/24/2009

Weird Al Yankovic 1

this guy blows

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DARINs2Pay
07/17/2009

Weird Al Yankovic 1

creative but not original versions of songs

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STYXr4kidz
04/24/2008

Weird Al Yankovic 1

beat it, Weird Al

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Weird Al Yankovic 5

Weird Al deserves to be put in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!!

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bsw
08/22/2007

Weird Al Yankovic 1

I agree with the Spinal Tap comment - let's get them inducted.

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Neilio
07/06/2007

Weird Al Yankovic 5

Get him in the Hall, dammit.

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Narelle27
05/23/2007

Weird Al Yankovic 5

Most successful comedy artist of his generation. Outlasted many that he has parodied. Artists think they have 'made it' when 'Weird' Al does a parody of one of their songs!

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WuzUp
03/27/2007

Weird Al Yankovic 1

NO! Now Beat It

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elisat
11/09/2006

Weird Al Yankovic 1

I would rather have "Spinal Tap" in the rock and roll hall of fame before Weird "Al". Seriously, Tap is way funnier and their songs are better and more original. Nothing beats "Big Bottoms", "Sex Farm", "Stonehedge", "Rock and Roll Creation", "Give Me Some Money", "Listen To What The Flower People Say", etc.

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Djahuti
11/05/2006

Weird Al Yankovic 1

Boy,we're really down to the dregs on this list.

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shockrockchick
08/29/2006

Weird Al Yankovic 5

Weird Al is so awesome I definitly think he belongs in the hall keep on keepin' on!

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yohnrocks
08/20/2006

Weird Al Yankovic 5

Weird Al has been making us laugh for more than 25 years. Over the course of his long and successful career, he has released 11 full-length comedy music albums, been honored with 3 Grammy Awards and 9 Grammy nominations, and received more than 20 gold and platinum album certifications in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. He has appeared in numerous television specials and written and starred in his own full length feature film, "UHF," and that's just the tip of the iceberg!

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marto
07/22/2006

Weird Al Yankovic 1

he is funny as hell ha ha ha ha

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southparker9
07/16/2006

Weird Al Yankovic 1

Never. With songs like "Eat It", "Amish Paradise", and "Like A Surgeon", he is a staple of comedic music. If he gets in, that strengthens the case for rappers. He does what they do with a hilarious bent. He actually samples a song that was sampled from a song. He sampled Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise", which is a sample of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise". He has the flaw that most rappers have. That is, if he could have been original, he would have been.

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Gadget Girl
03/05/2006

Weird Al Yankovic 5

Al is a GENIUS! He improves on the originals when he parodies. More than half of his songs are written by him and are at least as good as his parodies. He's been entertaining us for decades. Three generations of my family cannot get enough Al. He brings us together and makes us laugh and sing - and laugh some more.

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badkins
02/23/2006

Weird Al Yankovic 1

I guess I'm taking this poll too seriously, but I'm applying the same criteria to Weird that I would any other artist. My main criteria is: does the artist's music still get played today on some radio stations. If it does, then that shows the artist has longevity and deserves to be in the R&R; HoF. I don't think I've ever heard a Weird song on the radio - just MTV videos (which were funny). If there were a poll for best videos of all time (and I'm sure there is one on this site) - Weird would get a 5 from me.

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wrdalfn
12/26/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 5

How many other musicans are still performing after 20+ years? Like him or not, everyone knows who Weird Al is, while some of the younger generation says "Cyndi who?" "Huey Lewis and the what?" Al is one of the very few musicians, entertainers, or otherwise, who does not AVOID his fans. Do you ever read about Al in the tabloids? There is a good reason why not. Other entertainers would do well to follow Al's example.

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frogio
12/06/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 1

I don't know what's the biggest waste. Garjen55's time to include this guy in the list...or my time to respond.

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Habs10
12/05/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 1

Beat it.

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AmazingEEE
12/02/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 1

He's a parody act. Save the Rock Hall for the true giants and innovators.

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pbfpfoss
11/14/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 4

Weird Al Yankovic is the only consistently successful musician of our time in the the comedy genre. His Parodies, Polka Medelies (plus Bohemian Polka), and original songs are brilliantly written and show an incredible musical range. His latest album, "Poodle Hat", is among his best, and he constantly continues to top his live act.

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dwind2003
10/12/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 5

Weird Al Yankovic Should Be In The Hall, Because He Wrote Parodys Of Rock & Pop Songs. He Is Greatest Rock And Roll Class Clown. He Should Be In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

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thylacine
10/01/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 1

he's fun, and all that, but this has to be a joke right?...no disrespect meant if this is serious, but when did this guy have a hit that wasn't a parady of someone else's song?..It must be a big joke.

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CatraDhtem
10/01/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 5

Like him or not, there's no denying that "Weird Al" Yankovic has done something quite unique. By simply, and usually respectfully, poking fun at rock and roll's biggest artists, he has become as successful and as popular as many of those very same artists. Weird Al has become a fixture in the genre, with artists such as Kurt Cobain and Barenaked Ladies saying that an Al parody is a sign of "making it" in the music business. Al is rock and roll's class clown, and in high school even the class clowns got on the honor roll if they deserved it. Is Al Yankovic on par with John Lennon or Mick Jagger or Brian Wilson? Of course not, but who is? But to negate Al because half of his work is parody is a bit shortsighted. If we were talking about movie westerns, would we ignore the significance of "Blazing Saddles?" Is "Saturday Night Live" any less of a groundbreaking television series because of its satirical nature? Humor, particularly satire, is an essential part of almost every art form, and what Weird Al has done is guarantee that humor will always have a place in mainstream music. "Fame" doesn't and shouldn't apply only to the serious, especially in rock and roll. We have an art form with such an eclectic roster of artists ranging from Frank Zappa to Devo to Alice Cooper to Kiss, plus many others. Is it really that farfetched to honor the guy who can go Platinum by turning a moody rap ballad on the plight of urban youths into an ode to Lancaster's Amish population? If any art form celebrates those who go against the grain, it's rock and roll. Weird Al is rock and roll's premier satirist, and for that alone he most definitely deserves a place in the hall of fame.

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kaztaylor
09/30/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 5

Saying Al shouldn't be inducted because a lot of his songs are parodies is like saying that bluesmen should get in but rock bands shouldn't because rock is 'based' on blues...besides, rock music is broken down into many genres, and any artist who's at the very absolute top of his or her genre should be an obvious choice for the hall of fame, and there's no question at all that in the comedy-rock genre, Al Yankovic is the Elvis, the very Beatles of the genre! It's appalling to think he'd be kept out because some idiots don't think comedy is serious business. That's like saying Jim Carrey can't possibly be a good actor because he does mostly comedies! After 25 years on top, I think Al should get his own museum!

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Jomama69
09/15/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 1

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You mean the SCHLOCK and ROLL Hall of FAME. Break out the accordian, AL!

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codynlucy
08/31/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 1

No one should be in hall of fame for recording parodies of other people's songs.

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TheMegChan
08/28/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 5

Defiently deserving of being put in the hall of fame, Al has been the pop-culture king of parody since 1979, when he recorded My Bologna to play on the Dr. Demento radio show. Since then, Al has put out 11 CD's to his name, and is working on a #12. Some of his more popular parody hits include Amish Paradise, Smells like Nirvana, and his latest hit, Couch Potato. Not only is Al good with parodies, he also writes his own original music. Yep, nearly half of Al's work is original. If anyone on this list is desearving of induction, it is defiently Al!

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souljunkie
08/25/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 3

Good novelty stuff but no to the hall of fame.

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seasidewmn
08/22/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 5

Come on, admit it. Everyone has at least one Weird Al favorite. If you sing along to the radio, I bet you've even sung his parodied words over the original lyrics. Now, Fess up...

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WeirdAlexis279
08/19/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 5

Al deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!

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Kevbo1987
08/09/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 5

It's high time Al got the recognition he deserves!

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alfiesgal
08/04/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 5

Weird Al defintely deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He's been doing comedy music for over 25 years, and has kept me laughing the whole time! He's also a great guy!

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rwDw
08/04/2005

Weird Al Yankovic 5

It needs no comment , too much effort is ALready spend.

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