“Weird Al” Yankovic reveals new rarities compilation track listing, “Super Mario Bros.” style

in Merchandise, Music

It’s another big year for “Weird Al” Yankovic fans. The brand-new, career-spanning, accordion-shaped box set, appropriately titled “Squeeze Box” is making its way to retailers this fall. And included in the set is a “Medium Rarities” disc compiling a thorough (if not completely exhaustive) list of many of Al’s harder-to-find singles, demos, theme songs from movies and television, and other tracks.

Today Weird Al announced through his official Twitter account the track listing for the rarities disc, and it’s just about everything an Al-aholic could want. The reveal was accompanied by a new video that presented the songs with the help of some fun “Super Mario Bros.”-style animation.


The track listing is as follows:

1 – “Take Me Down” (1978) – an original song about Al’s college town of San Luis Obispo, California
2 – “My Bologna (Capitol single version)” (1979) – first released version of “My Sharona” parody
3 – “Yoda (demo)” (1981) – early take on the Star Wars-inspired “Lola” parody
4 – “Dr. Demento Jingle” (1981) – song recorded to promote the wacky radio show on which Al got his start
5 – “Pac-Man” (1981) – infamous Beatles parody of “Taxman” previously held up by copyright restrictions
6 – “Dare to Be Stupid (instrumental)” (1985) – Al’s famous Devo style parody presented without vocals
7 – “Jurashiku Park” (1993) – Japanese-language version of the “MacArthur Park” parody “Jurassic Park”
8 – “Headline News” (1994) – parody of “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies
9 – “Since You’ve Been Gone (karaoke version)” (1996) – sing along to this original song from the Bad Hair Day album
10 – “The Night Santa Went Crazy (extra gory version)” (1996) – the holiday classic with some much darker alternate lyrics
11 – “Spy Hard” (1996) – Al’s 007-homage theme song to the vastly-unpopular Leslie Nielsen movie
12 – “Lousy Haircut” (1997) – parody of “Firestarter” by Prodigy from “The Weird Al Show”
13 – “Homer and Marge” (2003) – parody of “Jack & Diane” by John Mellencamp from “The Simpsons”
14 – “The Brain Song” (2009) – from the county fair attraction “Al’s Brain in 3D”
15 – “30 Rock Theme Parody” (2012) – from the “30 Rock” episode “Kidnapped by Danger”
16 – “Super Duper Party Pony” (2014) – from “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”
17 – “Sir Isaac Newton vs. Bill Nye” (2014) – from “Epic Rap Battles of History”
18 – “Let the Pun Fit the Crime” (2015) – from “Wander Over Yonder”
19 – “Hey, Hey, We’re the Monks” (2015) – from ABC’s “Galavant”, a Monkees parody in title only
20 – “Comedy Bang! Bang! Theme” (2016) – from the IFC show of the same name
21 – “It’s My World (And We’re All Living In It)” (2016) – theme from Disney XD’s “Milo Murphy’s Law”
22 – “Happy Birthday (new version)” (2017) – an update of the song from Al’s very first album


“‘Weird Al’ Yankovic: Squeeze Box” won’t be released until November 24th, but you can pre-order the set now on PledgeMusic.

in Merchandise, Music

Comments Off on “Weird Al” Yankovic reveals new rarities compilation track listing, “Super Mario Bros.” style