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Monday, May 02, 2011

Alpocalypse Track Listing!

The countdown continues to Weird Al's new album, Alpocalypse, and I'm buzzing with the excitement that only a new Weird Al album can bring.  Just perusing the Internets, and I'm finding that the track listing to Alpocalypse has been released!

Ah, looking over this track listing, I'm taken back to my childhood, leafing through my brother's Columbia Record House catalogues, reading the track listings for all those Weird Al albums and wondering what the songs were about.  "Is this a parody of that?"  "That song's got a strange title...I wonder what it's about."  "Man, I wish Mom and Dad would raise my allowance so I can actually buy these and find out!" 

Now, a lot of these songs will look familiar.  And that's because, as Weird Al has been saying for a while now, all the songs from his 2009 digital EP Internet Leaks are on this album.  So, the album is, like, 50% new material, and 50% 2-year old songs. 

So let's take a look here!

1)  Perform This Way - His aforementioned (and already blogged-about-by-me) parody of Lady Gaga's Born This Way.

2)  CNR - Part of Internet Leaks, his White Stripes-style song about acting legend Charles Nelson Riley.

3)  TMZ - No idea if this is an original or a parody, but will obviously be about the gossip-mongering website.

4)  Skipper Dan - My favourite from the Internet Leaks collection, about a gifted young actor and the only gig he can get:  working on the Disneyland Jungle Cruise ride.

5)  Polka Face - With a title like that, this is obviously the requisite polka medley.

6)  Craigslist - The first one released as part of the Internet Leaks collection, his Doors-tribute about the classified ad website.

7)  Party in the CIA - Many Weird Al sites are already agreeing that this is most likely a parody of Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus.

8)  Ringtone - Also from the Internet Leaks collection, all about annoying ringtones.

9) Another Tattoo - And now the confusion of my youth.  Parody or original?  I have no idea. 

10)  If That Isn't Love - One thing Weird Al does is twisted love songs, so I'm guessing this is an original.

11)  Whatever You Like - The only parody on the Internet Leaks collection, a parody of T.I.'s Whatever You Like.  Given the economic downturn, our singer can now only afford to by his girlfriend "whatever she likes" down at the Dollar Store.  (Fun trivia fact:  the only Weird Al parody that has the same name as the original.) 

12)  Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me - Based on the title, we know what the joke is.  But again, parody or original?  I'm not sure.

Oh, and also revealed that, following the model of his last album Straight Outta Lynwood, the album will come with a DVD, featuring animated music videos for 10 of the 12 songs on the album!  The only ones not getting music videos are Perform This Way and Polka Face

June 22!  Now available for pre-order on Amazon! 


Matthew Graziano-Humphrey said...

Weird al has confirmed he has finished recording the music video for perform this way.

Plus the 12) stop forwarding that crap to me is most definitely going to be about email spam

Anonymous said...

I heard TMZ is a parody of Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me."

Anonymous said...


The above site has the entire album for streaming right now.

Anonymous said...

If you go to Wikkipedia for the Album, it describes in detail each and every cut. They are either parodies of specific songs or parodies of styles.