I Love Rocky Road

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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 5, 1983
Format 7"
Recorded March 14, 1982
Genre Comedy rock
Length 2:33
Label Scotti Brothers
Producer(s) Rick Derringer
"Weird Al" Yankovic singles chronology
"Ricky"
(1983)
"I Love Rocky Road"
(1983)
"Eat It"
(1984)

"I Love Rocky Road" is a 1983 song by "Weird Al" Yankovic about a man's obsession with rocky road ice cream. It is a parody of the 1981 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' cover version of the British band Arrows' 1975 song, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll."

Track listing[edit]

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

Music video[edit]

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!" in reaction to an ice cream-induced brain freeze, the second time he says "Ow!" in reaction to a kid biting 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, 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]
  • When Yankovic sings the line "If I get fat and lose my teeth, that's fine with me," he smiles to reveal all his teeth have either fallen out or are rotten.

Chart positions[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weird Al Photo Gallery Retrieved September 6, 2012.

See also[edit]