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The Weird Al Radio Game

Postby Muldernscully » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:03 pm

I play this silly game from time to time in my car when a Weird Al parody original comes on. I try to see how many consecutive Weird Al parodies I can listen to. Unfortunately, it usually doesn't last too long. I think I usually max out at 2 songs. Today, however, I had a bit of luck. I was listening to 'More than Words' by Extreme which is the obvious inspiration to 'YDLMA'. After it ended, I changed the channel and hit 'I Love Rock 'n Roll, then Royals by Lorde, followed by TLC's 'Waterfalls'. Finally, I heard 'Need You Now' by Lady Antebellum which is on his Polka Face medley. So, expanding the game to songs connected to Weird Al by being style inspirations or in his polka medleys, I hit 5 songs in a row.

Have any of you ever played anything like this? If so, how many consecutive Weird Al-connected songs did you get?
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Re: The Weird Al Radio Game

Postby Big Spoon » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:10 pm

I've done that before, too My current record is 57 songs in a row! :ttr:
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Re: The Weird Al Radio Game

Postby Muppetboy09 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:20 pm

I have played a game like this for a while. Before the trip starts, each passenger has to make a guess of how many originals we will hear. An original version of an Al parody counts as one, a song from a polka medley counts as half a point, and an artist whom he has done a style parody of also counts as half a point. Whoever is closest to the number of points by the end of the trip wins!
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Re: The Weird Al Radio Game

Postby Muldernscully » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:22 pm

Big Spoon wrote:I've done that before, too My current record is 57 songs in a row! :ttr:
Are you pulling my leg? :stern: Was this just random radio listening or were listening to the Sirius/XM Weird Al Parody Target Channel?
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Re: The Weird Al Radio Game

Postby Muldernscully » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:24 pm

Muppetboy09 wrote:I have played a game like this for a while. Before the trip starts, each passenger has to make a guess of how many originals we will hear. An original version of an Al parody counts as one, a song from a polka medley counts as half a point, and an artist whom he has done a style parody of also counts as half a point. Whoever is closest to the number of points by the end of the trip wins!
Cool game. Thanks for sharing! So, if you guess 5 & someone else guesses 6, but the point total is 5.5, who wins?
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Re: The Weird Al Radio Game

Postby Big Spoon » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:05 pm

Muldernscully wrote:Are you pulling my leg? :stern: Was this just random radio listening or were listening to the Sirius/XM Weird Al Parody Target Channel?


Not pulling your leg at all! I was listening to a single station, but yeah, they were doing a Weird Al parody target special at the time.
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Re: The Weird Al Radio Game

Postby TMBJon » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:28 pm

Big Spoon wrote:they were doing a Weird Al parody target special at the time.

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: With Big Spoon, there's always a catch!
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Re: The Weird Al Radio Game

Postby Corey » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:29 pm

I don't recall ever hearing any in a row, but I've heard several in one day.

I was actually at work yesterday and in a hallway where janitors were working, they had radios turned on. One was playing "She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals and the other was playing T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" at the same time. Does that count?
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Re: The Weird Al Radio Game

Postby Genius in Maine » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:44 am

Muppetboy09 wrote:An original version of an Al parody counts as one, a song from a polka medley counts as half a point, and an artist whom he has done a style parody of also counts as half a point.


What if Al parodied the video of the song, but did not parody or polkafy the song itself (such as "Welcome To The Jungle" or Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train")?
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Re: The Weird Al Radio Game

Postby WeirdDana27 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:07 am

Such a great idea! I don't listen to the radio very much, but it's human nature for me to sing Al's words to myself to a song he has parodied if I'm in the supermarket and hear the original version of one of his parodies on the radio. I did, however, attend a friend's birthday party where we did karaoke, and since the catalogue had no Al songs in it, I'd submit requests for the original versions and sing Al's words; I ended up doing "I Lost on Jeopardy," "Headline News," "Smells Like Nirvana," and a few others!
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