One Of Those Days

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The number of tracks doesn't define how good an album is at all. One of my favorite albums only has 7 tracks, and it's still really good.
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I think one of the reasons Polka Party didn't do as well was because people were expecting all polka music. They were deceived by the picture of Al wearing lederhosen. Shame, too, because it's one of my favorite cds. I already said how much I like One of Those Days. I have bad days a lot, and this song makes them more bearable. Thanks, Al!
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I have bad days a lot, too... I loved this song as soon as I heard it. It's just so catchy! And today, it was playing in my head a lot, because I found out that one of my units for the upcoming uni semester has had its day changed, so I have to change what day and time I study another unit to compensate, which entirely inconveniences me. Stupid uni. And it's Australia Day tomorrow, so I can't call up my educational advisor about it until Monday.

Trust Al to calm me down about all this and remind me of what is truly important - getting my concert jewellery finished. :)
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One of Those Days is a great track. Al's a genius and his original's are just as good as his parody's. Polka Party has probably my two favorite Al originals. One of Those Days and Christmas at Ground Zero.
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Kevbo1987 @ Jan 20 2007, 08:53 PM wrote: I think the fact that parodies weren't all that strong is why it lacked in sales. It didn't have quite as notable of a lead parody as In 3-D and DTBS did. The real strengths on the album were the originals, and those rarely sell very well.
I definitely agree with this statement. My top 3 from Polka Party are all originals. I can't decide if I think this song or "Dog Eat Dog" is the best though.

My favorite line is "And I spilled toxic waste on my brand new pants". As if he'd care about the fact that they were new pants. I just love how he mixes up really horrible, bizarre stuff with totally mundane problems.
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I liked how Al adds really small problems into it too, like the cheetos line. It's a great song, and so is CAGZ.

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Kevbo1987 wrote:I don't think only having 10 songs was Polka Party's downfall. I think the fact that parodies weren't all that strong is why it lacked in sales. It didn't have quite as notable of a lead parody as In 3-D and DTBS did. The real strengths on the album were the originals, and those rarely sell very well.
I think it's just because DTBS and 3D were only a year or two behind, and so Polka Party could only stare in the shadow while they got all the sales, sort of like UHF (the movie).

Anyway, One of Those Days is definitely a great song with incredible melody. My favorite line is "Never shoulda got up this morning, shoulda known".

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What does the man have against tater tots?
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JCM wrote:What does the man have against tater tots?

Probably ate too many in college.
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algonacchick wrote:I think one of the reasons Polka Party didn't do as well was because people were expecting all polka music. They were deceived by the picture of Al wearing lederhosen. Shame, too, because it's one of my favorite cds. I already said how much I like One of Those Days. I have bad days a lot, and this song makes them more bearable. Thanks, Al!
I also agree with this statement. That and the fact that the whole album was generally rushed out are the only reasons I can think of that contributed to this albums' commercial disaster. It's not that the parodies weren't strong as his previous albums, it's just that "Living With A Hernia" and "Addicted To Spuds" weren't "lead single" material compared to "Eat It" ans LAS (that and the fact that "Ruthless People" bombed at the box office rendered "Toothless People" irrelevant immediately.) Looking back, the parodies were certainly well written ("Here's Johnny" is especially underrated) and the originals are very funny and too overlooked here. "Don't Wear Those Shoes" is a little weaker, but still, this album is very good as a whole. It's just the polka backlash that killed this one. I think this must be why he didn't include a polka medely on Even Worse (which led to more success..."Fat" alone was one of his biggest hits.)

I also think this song alone is great. I love how every verse consists of Al taking two devastating catastrophic events and following them with something lame and mundane like nothing on TV. I also love how it ends with earth blowing up and everyone dying. How deliciously over the top.

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