Weird Al’s food songs

Even if it was never “cool” to admit that you like “Weird Al” Yankovic, you have to admit that many of his songs, especially as music videos, were funny. Plus, the man is really talented, able to play guitar and accordion and hit high notes like Bono (see “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” / “Cavity Search”).

This being a food blog, I have to talk about his food songs. Al tried to limit his albums to having just one food song each (even Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was worried “Smells Like Teen Spirit” would be a food song). Eventually, most of those songs were compiled into “The Food Album.”

My favorite food song is “Fat,” a parody of Michael Jackson’s “Bad.” The song won a Grammy award in 1988; I’ve pasted the video below.

A close second for me is “Theme from Rocky XIII” (“Eye of the Tiger”). It’s got memorable lyrics such as “But he’s no bum, he works down the street / He bought the neighborhood deli / Back on his feet, now he’s choppin’ up meat / Come inside, maybe you’ll hear him say …”

Other “Weird Al” food songs I like are “Lasagna” (“La Bamba”), “Eat It” (“Beat It”) and “Taco Grande” (“Rico Suave”). What are your favorites? Don’t be shy.


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