[Geek] Polka Your Eyes Out


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I’m a big fan, of Weird Al always have been. Now, while I’m not a slobbering fan of polka music, I must admit that I look forward to the polka song found on nearly all of his albums.

As Wikipedia says:

In addition to his parodies, Yankovic also includes a medley of various songs on most albums, each one reinterpreted as a polka, with the choruses or memorable lines of various songs juxtaposed for humorous effect. Yankovic has been known to say that converting these songs to polka was “…the way God intended.” Because the polkas have become a staple of Yankovic’s albums, he has said he tries to include one on each album because “fans would be rioting in the streets, I think, if I didn’t do a polka medley.”

So since I have every Weird Al album (including the food medlys and compilation albums), I also have a polka playlist. I used to play this at work and drive my friend Steve nuts. I’ve since recreated it AND put it in release order. This way you hear the oldest songs polka’d first through the latest album and obviously the newest songs.

I put it on earlier in the week and danced around the room with both of my kids in my arms making a general fool of myself and feeling really good about it.

Here’s the playlist:

1984 – Polkas on 45 – In 3D
1985 – Hooked on Polkas – Dare to Be Stupid
1986 – Polka Party! – Polka Party
1989 – Hot Rocks Polka – UHF
1992 – Polka Your Eyes Out – Off the Deep End
1993 – Bohemian Polka – Alapalooza
1996 – Alternative Polka – Bad Hair Day
1999 – Polka Power! – Running with Scissors
2000 – Polkamon – Pokemon 2000 OST
2003 – Angry White Boy Polka – Poodle Hat
2006 – Polkarama! – Straight Outta Lynwood

Just in case you feel like accordian music yourself, here are Weird Al polka videos you can watch (in the same order mind you!).  Some are concert videos, some fan videos, and some from the official site. Who knows how long this will stick around with various Viacom infringement notices.

1984 – Polkas on 45 [fan] – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pag45E_ihwY
1985 – Hooked on Polkas [fan] – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpL9FLIfXIM
1986 – Polka Party! [fan] – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s46s0YcvNVM
1989 – Hot Rocks Polka – MISSING!! ARRGGGHH!!!!
1992 – Polka Your Eyes Out [fan] – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th05iT8JIKU
1993 – Bohemian Polka [fan] – http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=850518364448375825
1996 – Alternative Polka – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czs3FdfOUPo
1999 – Polka Power – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yugldxpRDMo
2000 – Polkamon [fan] – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKqttvYc0gQ
2003 – Angry White Boy Polka – http://www.weirdal.com/polka/angrywhiteboy.htm
2006 – Polkarama! [fan] – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCAt9WcCFbM

Now playing: Angry White Boy Polka – Weird Al – Poodle Hat

Current Mood: nerdy

One thought on “[Geek] Polka Your Eyes Out

  1. Oh, the things he tortured me with… Oh, the huge manatee!

    I got him back with various things though.. Hamster Dance for one!

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