I don’t think Weird Al needs any introduction – he is the king of geek pop, having created so many great songs riffing on popular tunes and contemporary culture. I love Weird Al Yankovic’s music and had a very hard time deciding which songs to share today. In the end I decided on White & Nerdy, and the Truck Driving song. White & Nerdy is just a great “anthem” for being a geek and both the lyrics and film clip have heaps of great “easter eggs” – I love the scene where he is wearing a Carl Sagan t-shirt!
I chose the Truck Driving song because it is one that (for some reason) has just stuck with me. It is catchy and lively, and unlike some of Weird Al’s songs, the lyrics are clear and easy to hear. I remember singing along to this on road trips!
You can visit Weird Al’s official website here.
Do you have a favourite Weird Al song? Do you have another suggestion for a “geek anthem”?
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Weird Al – a flash of brilliance on the pop culture landscape. Loving your work JAG!
Yes, there are few Weird Al songs I don’t enjoy. He is just so clever. And when you see him in interviews he just seems down to earth. Thanks for dropping by!
Weird Al is awesome! Haven’t listened to him in a while so thank you 🙂
No worries, Tina! I’m glad you enjoyed, and thanks for visiting!
Weird Al is all kinds of awesome. Such a talent he has. Thanks for sharing
He’s great, isn’t he!
I remember listening to Albuquerque when I was younger, I could recite it with him line for line!
I almost included Albuquerque, but (a) I have trouble spelling it, and (b) it is quite long from memory!
Driving a Truck is definitely one funny song. I also love a lot of his earlier stuff too, like “Eat It” and “Like a Surgeon” and I do rather enjoy his Star Wars re-working of American Pie – “my, my, this here Anakin guy” – classic.
How did I forget his Star Wars version of American Pie!
He hasn’t aged much has he? I remember Eat it and Like a Surgeon too. It shows how much I’ve aged because I don’t know what White and Nerdy is spoofing!
It is amazing that he looks no different after all these years. “White and Nerdy” parodies a song called “Ridin” by Chamillionaire (!), which I am not familiar with either. But Weird Al’s version has a whole lot of stuff that just rings true with my white and nerdy life!
I googled Weird Al a little while ago because my kids had no idea who he was and I’d been walking round the house singing Like A Surgeon (badly lol). They spent hours having a good laugh at his clips.