The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic

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The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic
Greatest hits album by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Released October 27, 2009
Recorded 1979-2006
Genre Comedy, parody
Length 76:43 (Disc one)
76:31 (Disc two)
Label Legacy Recordings
"Weird Al" Yankovic chronology
Internet Leaks
(2009)
The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic
(2009)
Alpocalypse
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Mojo 4/5 stars[2]
Paste 8.8/10[3]
PopMatters 9/10 stars[4]
Under the Radar 7/10 stars[5]

The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic is a two disc compilation album by "Weird Al" Yankovic. A limited edition "3.0" version of the album has a third disc. It is published by Sony Music's Legacy Recordings as part of their The Essential series. Yankovic selected the songs for inclusion on the album after seeking fan feedback for the choice between one of two polkas.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Another One Rides the Bus" - 2:40 (from "Weird Al" Yankovic album)
  2. "Polkas on 45" - 4:23 (from "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D album)
  3. "Eat It" - 3:19 (from "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D album)
  4. "I Lost on Jeopardy" - 3:26 (from "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D album)
  5. "Yoda" - 3:58 (from Dare to Be Stupid album)
  6. "One More Minute" - 4:04 (from Dare to Be Stupid album)
  7. "Like a Surgeon" - 3:32 (from Dare to Be Stupid album)
  8. "Dare to Be Stupid" - 3:26 (from Dare to Be Stupid album)
  9. "Dog Eat Dog" - 3:42 (from Polka Party! album)
  10. "Lasagna" - 2:45 (from Even Worse album)
  11. "Melanie" - 3:58 (from Even Worse album)
  12. "Fat" - 3:37 (from Even Worse album)
  13. "UHF" (Single version) - 3:49 (from UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff album)
  14. "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota" - 6:50 (from UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff album)
  15. "Trigger Happy" - 3:46 (from Off the Deep End album)
  16. "Smells Like Nirvana" - 3:42 (from Off the Deep End album)
  17. "You Don't Love Me Anymore" - 4:01 (from Off the Deep End album)
  18. "Bedrock Anthem" - 3:43 (from Alapalooza album)
  19. "Frank's 2000" TV" - 4:07 (from Alapalooza album)
  20. "Jurassic Park" - 3:55 (from Alapalooza album)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Since You've Been Gone" - 1:23 (from Bad Hair Day album)
  2. "Amish Paradise" - 3:21 (from Bad Hair Day album)
  3. "Gump" - 2:11 (from Bad Hair Day album)
  4. "Everything You Know Is Wrong" - 3:48 (from Bad Hair Day album)
  5. "The Night Santa Went Crazy" (Extra gory version) - 4:03 (from Bad Hair Day album)
  6. "Your Horoscope for Today" - 3:59 (from Running with Scissors album)
  7. "It's All About the Pentiums" - 3:34 (from Running with Scissors album)
  8. "The Saga Begins" - 5:28 (from Running with Scissors album)
  9. "Albuquerque" - 11:21 (from Running with Scissors album)
  10. "eBay" - 3:36 (from Poodle Hat album)
  11. "Bob" - 2:29 (from Poodle Hat album)
  12. "Hardware Store" - 3:43 (from Poodle Hat album)
  13. "I'll Sue Ya" - 3:51 (from Straight Outta Lynwood album)
  14. "Canadian Idiot" - 2:23 (from Straight Outta Lynwood album)
  15. "Pancreas" - 3:48 (from Straight Outta Lynwood album)
  16. "Don't Download This Song" - 3:52 (from Straight Outta Lynwood album)
  17. "White & Nerdy" - 2:50 (from Straight Outta Lynwood album)
  18. "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" - 10:51 (from Straight Outta Lynwood album)

Disc three (3.0 version only)[edit]

  1. "Ricky" - 2:37 (from "Weird Al" Yankovic album)
  2. "Midnight Star" - 4:35 (from "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D album)
  3. "Living with a Hernia" - 3:20 (from Polka Party! album)
  4. "Good Old Days" - 3:20 (from Even Worse album)
  5. "Wanna B Ur Lovr" - 6:14 (from Poodle Hat album)
  6. "Genius in France" - 8:58 (from Poodle Hat album)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Lymangrover. "The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic". Allmusic. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ Mojo (Publisher) (p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]e ensured rock didn't take itself too seriously."
  3. ^ By Nrt4 on November 14, 2009. ""Weird Al" Yankovic: The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic :: Music :: Reviews :: Paste". Pastemagazine.com. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/review/118328-weird-al-yankovic-the-essential-weird-al-yankovic/
  5. ^ http://www.undertheradarmag.com/reviews/the_essential_weird_al_yankovic/
  6. ^ "The Essential Me". "Weird Al" Yankovic. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2009.