Weird Al’s Amish Paradise

I woke up this morning in a Weird Al sort of mood and I have been listening to Bad Hair Day while getting ready to face the day. The whole album is classic, but it track 1 is probably the one most people will know best.

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5 thoughts on “Weird Al’s Amish Paradise

  1. Drahken says:

    This was a good song.

    I always have mixed feelings when weird al does parodies of rap/hiphop songs, due to the fact that I heavily despise rap/hiphop. On one hand, that fact makes me LMAO that weird al is making a joke of their song, but at the same time the fact that weird al’s version is (of necessity) also a rap song turns me off of it.

  2. You bring up a good point about Weird Al. He has the amazing ability to jump genres and musical styles all in the name of parody. I guess this is something that can only happen in the parody world because I can not think of too many artists who can make compelling material in multiple genres of music.

    Weird Al rules!

  3. mwentworth says:

    I think of Running With Scissors as his best album, but this song is right up there with his best. I hope we get to see him in concert again this year; I lost count, but I would guess we have seen him 10-12 times and it is always awesome. I still remember 4-5 years back, he came out for a second encore and did “Albequerque” and the hardcore fans went ballistic for the whole 12-13 minutes (the studio track is over eleven, but he added more in). Love that guy!

  4. @Drahken I agree with you completely. Rap sucks. And I find it hilarious the original “artist” thinks Al desecrated his “song”. Al made it good,

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