15. "Couch Potato" (2003, Eminem's "Lose Yourself")
Weird Al understood that if you are going to take on Eminem's Academy Award winning anthem "Lose Yourself," you should have the good sense to pull off the lyrical cadence and fluid rhyme dexterity of Slim Shady. Too bad there was never an official music video for this spot-on send-up as Mr. Mathers pumped the brakes on the visuals in fear that the clip would damage his image. Still, Em gave Al permission to record "Couch Potato," detailing a myriad of goofy TV obsessions. "The Weather Channel's boring like 60 Minutes, ancient reporters/Next up on E! True Hollywood Story, the rise and decline of 12 actors named Corey..." God bless Weird Al.
14. "My Bologna" (1979, The Knack's "My Sharona")
The future professional satirist's first official commercial stab at the parody game hits comedy gold. Peep the accordion skills.
13. "Ricky" (1983, Toni Basil's "Micky")
For a man that traffics exclusively in camp, this over-the-top ode to I Love Lucy damn near breaks the fourth wall in cheesy blissfulness. You want a corny Ricky Ricardo impersonation? Check. An in-character diss of neighbors Ethel and Fred Mertz? Yep. Lucy complaining about her husband's conga workouts? Sure. Weird Al lays it on so thick that he even sneaks in a rock-inspired guitar stab at the I Love Lucy theme song. It's as silly (and perfect) as it sounds.
12. "Yoda" (1985, The Kinks' "Lola")
It took five years for this Star Wars inspired sing-along to see the light of day. Apparently, it's next to impossible to get song permission from both film franchise creator George Lucas and publishers of the Kink's man-in-drag classic "Lola." But when Luke Skywalker's first-hand account of his training under the green Jedi master was finally released it instantly became a fan favorite. "Well, I'm not dumb, but I can't understand/How he can lift me in the air just by raising his hand/Oh, my Yoda." This guy.
11. "Confessions Part III" (2006, Usher's "Confessions Part II)
On Weird Al's off-the-wall take on Usher's chick-on-the-side testimony, getting cheated on is the least of your worries. He admits to his girlfriend that he borrowed her ChapStick without asking; bought her a fake diamond ring; killed her goldfish; and drunkenly threw up on his poor significant other's dog, among other wild, disrespectful transgressions. In other words, it's Weird Al being Weird Al.