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    Wierd Al Finally Hits the Top 10.

    This is the news story of the century!

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Musi...eut/index.html


    NEW YORK (Billboard) -- Now this is weird. "Weird Al" Yankovic's new album, "Straight Outta Lynwood," has scored the enduring song parodist his biggest chart successes in a career that spans nearly three decades.

    "Lynwood," Yankovic's 12th album, debuted this month at No. 10 on the Billboard 200, his first top 10 album ever. Meanwhile, the Chamillionaire parody "White and Nerdy," reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, besting his previous high of No. 12 with "Eat It" in 1984.

    "I literally danced a little jig (when I found out)," Yankovic says. "It's just a number, but I've been obsessing over it for a long part of my career. Even with, you know, millions of records sold, I've never been in the top 10, and it's always been a goal of mine."

    So what's going on here? It could be the widespread appeal of comedy or that Yankovic's legacy and fame have expanded throughout his career (his first single, "My Bologna," was released in 1979). It could even be providential numerology associated with this being his 27th year of recording (Yankovic has a running joke with the number 27; witness the license plate on the cover of "Lynwood").

    For his part, Yankovic tends to credit the Internet. "The ("Nerdy") video has gotten a lot of attention, and the proliferation of places like YouTube (has) been a big help," he says.

    Yankovic also has accumulated 155,000 MySpace friends since he joined the site in July -- all of which he says he personally added. "I used to be a little pickier. Now I just kind of click as fast as I can."

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    Re: Wierd Al Finally Hits the Top 10.

    ^^^ Very surprising IMHO. He has been very popular for a long time. WTG AL!!
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    Re: Wierd Al Finally Hits the Top 10.

    yep,way to go weird al!!!! the nerdy song is better than the original,by far

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    Re: Wierd Al Finally Hits the Top 10.

    I work in Gary, Indiana, so my store see's a white guy maybe once a week. I'm polish though, so when this song came out my friends at work kept singing it when I came in.

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    Re: Wierd Al Finally Hits the Top 10.

    Quote Originally Posted by mostholycerebus View Post
    I work in Gary, Indiana, so my store see's a white guy maybe once a week. I'm polish though, so when this song came out my friends at work kept singing it when I came in.

    I used to work at the Gary Airport full time in the late 80's and early 90's in the military hanger there my Army reserve rigger unit had.

    Wierd All top 10WOW !!

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    Re: Wierd Al Finally Hits the Top 10.

    LOL pretty good. I always liked his Armish Paradise and the Star Wars Cantina too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yip6Du0ZT1s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNiOMQZyMT8

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    Re: Wierd Al Finally Hits the Top 10.

    weird al for prez!!

    in the comments section the "cantina" video is attributed to either Mark Jonathan Davis or Richard Cheese.

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    Re: Wierd Al Finally Hits the Top 10.

    Well deserved, the guy is a genius in the spin he puts in the lyrics.

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    Re: Wierd Al Finally Hits the Top 10.

    I've been listening to Dr. Demento since I was a kid, and I remember when Weird Al's songs were the most popular picks. For some reason, I always thought "Fat" had made it to the top 10. Ah well, way to go Al!

    His new album got to me here in Afghanistan last week (I had pre-ordered it from his site). Anyhow, I love it. It's a shame "Pitiful" didn't make it, though. That's one of the best (coming from a Gamer). Download it for free at his site:
    http://www.weirdal.com


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