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 Magazine 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
  2. "Polkas on 45" - 4:23
  3. "Eat It" - 3:19
  4. "I Lost on Jeopardy" - 3:26
  5. "Yoda" - 3:58
  6. "One More Minute" - 4:04
  7. "Like a Surgeon" - 3:32
  8. "Dare to Be Stupid" - 3:26
  9. "Dog Eat Dog" - 3:42
  10. "Lasagna" - 2:45
  11. "Melanie" - 3:58
  12. "Fat" - 3:37
  13. "UHF" (Single version) - 3:49
  14. "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota" - 6:50
  15. "Trigger Happy" - 3:46
  16. "Smells Like Nirvana" - 3:42
  17. "You Don't Love Me Anymore" - 4:01
  18. "Bedrock Anthem" - 3:43
  19. "Frank's 2000" TV" - 4:07
  20. "Jurassic Park" - 3:55

Disc two[edit]

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

Disc three (3.0 version only)[edit]

  1. "Ricky" - 2:37
  2. "Midnight Star" - 4:35
  3. "Living with a Hernia" - 3:20
  4. "Good Old Days" - 3:20
  5. "Wanna B Ur Lovr" - 6:14
  6. "Genius in France" - 8:58

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.