Bad Hair Day

Label
Volcano
Running length
17 tracks
Running time
59:17

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Amish Paradise 3:19 82,978
1 Amish Paradise (Parody of "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio) 3:19 35,880
2 Everything You Know Is Wrong 3:47 32,785
3 Cavity Search 4:22 17,184
3 Cavity Search (Paody of "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" by U2) 4:19 2,789
4 Callin' In Sick 3:40 15,622
5 The Alternative Polka 4:50 32,250
6 Since You've Been Gone 1:22 32,747
7 Gump 2:10 33,899
7 Gump (Parody of "Lump" by The Presidents Of The United States) 2:10 6,487
8 I'm So Sick Of You 3:26 19,533
9 Syndicated Inc. (Parody of "Misery" by Soul Asylum) 3:54 2,174
9 Syndicated Inc. 3:54 13,681
10 I Remember Larry 3:55 17,379
11 Phony Calls 3:25 16,552
11 Phony Calls (Parody of "Waterfalls" by TLC) 3:22 2,899
12 The Night Santa Went Crazy 4:03 46,243

About this album

Bad Hair Day is the ninth album by “Weird Al” Yankovic, released in 1996. It includes the hit “Amish Paradise”, a parody of Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise”.

Yankovic had three main parody ideas that were refused. They include:
* A parody of The Offspring’s hit “Come Out and Play” entitled “Laundry Day”. Yankovic approached The Offspring about recording a parody of their first big hit. They, however, were unimpressed by the song, stating that it was “silly” (The Offspring later allowed Yankovic to record a parody of “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)”, interestingly enough, on his next album).

* A parody of The Beatles’s hit “Free as a Bird” entitled “Gee I’m a Nerd”. Yankovic asked Paul McCartney, a supporter of Yankovic’s work, if he could have permission to write and record a parody of “Free as a Bird”. McCartney was all for the idea, but because “Free as a Bird” was written by John Lennon, McCartney turned the decision over to Yoko Ono, who denied permission, because it was “too early”.

* A parody of The Rembrandts’s song “I’ll Be There for You” entitled “I’ll Repair for You”. Yankovic reportedly got permission from The Rembrandts to record the song, but permission was denied by the Friends producers because they didn’t want their song “overexposed.” [2] Yankovic performed the song in concert in 1996 and 1997, under the conceit that he had written it as the theme song for Home Improvement, but they turned it down because “apparently it sounded too much like some other TV show theme song.”

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