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Weird Al Parodies Quiz

Based on the parody, name the original song.
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First submittedAugust 8, 2012
Last updatedFebruary 19, 2015
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Parody
Year
Song
I Love Rocky Road
1983
I Love Rock 'n' Roll
Ricky
1983
Mickey
My Bologna
1983
My Sharona
Another One Rides
the Bus
1984
Another One Bites
the Dust
Eat It
1984
Beat It
King of Suede
1984
King of Pain
Like a Surgeon
1985
Like a Virgin
Yoda
1985
Lola
Addicted to Spuds
1986
Addicted to Love
Living with a Hernia
1986
Living in America
Fat
1988
Bad
I Think I'm a Clone Now
1988
I Think We're Alone Now
Lasagna
1988
La Bamba
Parody
Year
Song
Smells Like Nirvana
1992
Smells Like Teen Spirit
I Can't Watch This
1992
U Can't Touch This
The White Stuff
1992
You Got It
(The Right Stuff)
Achy Breaky Song
1993
Achy Breaky Heart
Livin' in the Fridge
1993
Livin' on the Edge
Amish Paradise
1996
Gangsta's Paradise
It's All About the
Pentiums
1999
It's All About the
Benjamins
Pretty Fly for a
Rabbi
1999
Pretty Fly
(For a White Guy)
eBay
2003
I Want It That Way
White & Nerdy
2006
Ridin'
Canadian Idiot
2006
American Idiot
Perform this Way
2011
Born this Way
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level 9
Aug 5, 2012
what about girls just want to have lunch?
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level 77
Apr 20, 2015
This is far from a complete list.

If you want more Al quizzes, there are a few made by other users. Including two I've authored myself. I though about making a comprehensive Al quiz, but, given that the two I already made are among the least popular of all the quizzes I've done before, there doesn't seem to be much demand for this.
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level 67
Aug 18, 2018
Besides, Al hated that song and didn't want to do it in the first place.
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level 25
Aug 5, 2012
I would do better if it was the other way around.
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level 33
Aug 6, 2012
can "can't touch this" work, think most people don't add the U
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level ∞
Aug 8, 2012
Okay
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level 55
Mar 2, 2013
I said You Can't Touch This
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level 76
May 16, 2015
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level 61
Aug 9, 2012
I know way too many of these!
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level 67
Nov 19, 2018
No such thing as too many when it comes to Weird Al.
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level 77
Feb 3, 2013
Surprising so many more people got Lola than La Bamba. I didn't think most people had even heard of Lola.
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level 83
Dec 3, 2014
Really? It's still gets regular airtime on the targeted-to-slightly-more-chronologically-advanced-people radio stations in our area. I know I heard it on the communte just a week or so ago while scanning stations, and stayed on it just so I could prove I still knew the lyrics to Yoda.
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level 67
Dec 17, 2017
Most of Weird Al's song parodies came out within a few years of the original song. La Bamba was decades old by the time he parodied it, so the year clue is not as helpful.
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level 68
Dec 13, 2018
La Bamba was re-recorded by Los Lobos in 1987 for the soundtrack of the biopic of the same name. So it's not too far off, really.
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level 73
Jul 16, 2013
never knew that King of Suede was a parody. Always thought it was one of his originals. Love Weird Al. I hope he stops getting snubbed for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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level 44
Apr 19, 2014
Seconded! If I were a musical artist, I would be PROUD to have one my songs parodied by Weird Al!
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level 68
Dec 13, 2018
As the saying goes, imitation is the highest form of flattery.
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level 67
Dec 17, 2017
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke anyway. And a far less funny one than most Weird Al songs.
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level 77
Apr 20, 2015
Back on the front page but no updates?
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level 61
Apr 20, 2015
I feel like it should accept "Pastime Paradise" for Amish Paradise.
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level 44
Apr 21, 2015
Gangsta's paradise is actually a copy of a Stevie Wonder song, "Pastime Paradise".
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level 77
Apr 27, 2015
But the Weird Al version, Amish Paradise, is very clearly a parody of Gangsta's Paradise, not Pastime Paradise.
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level 67
Dec 17, 2017
I never knew this, so thanks for commenting! Listening to Pastime Paradise now.
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level 51
Oct 10, 2016
you should add the RHCP parody "Bedrock Anthem" where he does two different songs "Give it Away" and "Under the Bridge"
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level 35
Feb 9, 2017
Saw one of his concerts back in 2015. He's still amazing even though he's like, 56 now. Nailed all of them in 2:26. My favorite is "Dare to be Stupid."
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level 73
Dec 5, 2017
I would have loved to see "Grapefruit Diet" on this quiz. Gotta be my favorite Weird Al song. Oh, and "The Saga Begins"! Still, great quiz!
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level 67
Jun 12, 2018
Any chance we could get Foil, Word Crimes, and Tacky added to the quiz? Mandatory Fun is a great album.
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level 72
Apr 20, 2019
Word Crimes (Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' Blurred Lines) is a huge favorite of anyone who's ever been on the internet or gotten a text message.
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level 72
Apr 20, 2019
Apparently Right Stuff doesn't work for The White Stuff, answer: You Got It (The Right Stuff).