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He’s the king of the musical parody! As well as his four Grammy wins, American musical comedy legend ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic has been nominated a further 11 times, had six records go platinum in the US and his latest album was the first comedy record since 1963 to reach the number one spot.
While other musical comedians (like Tim Minchin and Bill Bailey) make up their own original songs, ‘Weird Al’ is best known for his pitch-perfect parodies, like ‘Tacky’ (his spoof of Pharrell's ‘Happy’), ‘Fat’ (pastiching Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’) and fan favourite ‘Amish Paradise’ (more on that below).
To celebrate his rare London tour date, we asked some of our favourite musical comedians to pick the best ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic songs.