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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2006, 11:07:33 pm »
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Top 10 Debut!

I would like to personally extend a warm hug and/or hearty handshake to the 73,000 people who purchased a copy of Straight Outta Lynwood last week. (Or maybe it was just 73 people who purchased 1,000 copies each - I guess I'll never really know for sure.) Anyway, thank you, thank you, thank you! Because of your support, the album will debut at number 10 on this week's Billboard album chart! Yes, that's right, I've got a Top 10 album - for the very first time in my life! Also, I don't have a chart number yet, but I just found out from my label that "White & Nerdy" is expected to debut in the top 30 on the Billboard hot singles chart - which would make it my highest charting single in over 22 years (since "Eat It")! Like VH-1 says, I'm having the Best Week Ever!

And speaking of VH-1, the video debuted on their Top 20 Countdown last week at number 5! Wow... you guys sure know how to stuff a ballot box, don't you? Thanks so much!

As you can imagine, my life has been pretty crazy lately. I'm going to be bouncing around the country for the next month or so, tormenting local radio and TV stations and doing the occasional in-store appearance. I also just found out that I've been asked to perform "White & Nerdy" live on the Tonight Show. That'll be fun (if I don't pass out!)

By the way, the White & Nerdy hoodies are apparently in stock now - you can get 'em at the merch page at weirdal.com. I've seen a couple samples, and they look pretty sweet!

That's pretty much all the headlines for this week. Thanks again for giving me a Top 10 album. You guys are the best.

Keep stuffing that ballot box!

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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2006, 07:37:57 pm »
I gotta say Virus Alert and Close but no Cigar are my favorites.  I also play Weasel Stomping Day constantly because my friend has a pet weasel and the sounds make him cry  ;D
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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2006, 10:51:49 pm »
Weird Al Yankovic's Holiday Survival Guide

Just in time for the holidays.

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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2006, 04:29:23 pm »
I like Polkarama! and White & Nerdy the best.

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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2006, 04:08:27 pm »
White & Nerdy
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Gotta say those are my favorite Weird Al songs. But then again I haven't heard that many of his.

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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2006, 07:14:49 am »
Just in case you haven't felt the love yet:

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"Straight Outta Lynwood" will now be released in the UK on November 13! The album is slated for a Nov. 17 release in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, and a Nov. 24 release in Germany and Austria. To date, "Straight Outta Lynwood" has been released in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Korea, Czech Republic, Italy (digital only), France (digital only), Norway, Finland and Sweden.


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Weird Al -- Do I creep you out? New Video!  From JibJab.

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Weird Al's live tonight(Dec. 3) on Big in '06 on VH1.  9 EST.

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In case you haven't heard, Al will once again be taking over the airwaves of VH-1 with his pirate satellite broadcasting transmitter!

"AL-TV" will premiere tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 15) at 8 PM Eastern (check your local listings!) on VH-1. Al will be showcasing many of the videos from "Straight Outta Lynwood," as well as "interviewing" some of his "friends" in the "music industry!"

Don't even consider the POSSIBILITY of missing it!
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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2006, 06:44:07 am »
All I can say is.... :P
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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2006, 06:51:43 am »
Every single video of his is hysterical! How is it possible? This is more than mere novelty music.

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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #38 on: December 28, 2006, 12:56:14 am »
He seems to be going to Australia.

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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2007, 01:54:11 am »

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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2007, 09:18:29 pm »
I saw him play in Melbourne Friday night. Show was good except it started an hour late because there was a problem with the media player and one of the stage lights was shining on the audience blinding us during the start of the show.

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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2007, 12:05:51 pm »
Just a quick funny story, a couple of night clubs in my area have been playing white & nerdy, the thing is because of the sound systems in these places people can't hear the words really well and are taking it really seriously and trying to act like they are hard-core.
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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2007, 06:18:11 pm »
Okay... which ringtone for my cell should I get: White and nerdy, or Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)? It's the ultimate question. Both sound great. I can't decide!
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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2007, 07:19:01 am »
Free Bird

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Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2007, 11:32:54 am »
Considering you posted your question here and not in the Off Topic Topic, I think you know the true answer in your heart.