Four Times Weird Al Went Country
HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY! The day for jocularity and hilarity. The King of Musical Comedy, Weird Al Yankovic himself is known for his 35 year career making mincemeat of popular music, targeting everything from grunge rock to hip-hop to bubblegum pop. Not even country has been safe from his satirical mind. Here are the four songs he's done in the style of country music:
GOOD ENOUGH FOR NOW
Not a direct parody of any one song, but a style parody of country love songs, off Yankovic's 1986 album Polka Party! comes his first country song, "Good Enough For Now."
ACHY BREAKY SONG
Weird Al's first direct country parody comes from his 1993 album, Alapalooza, and he takes aim squarely at Billy Ray Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart" and how omnipresent it had been for the past year.
TRUCK DRIVING SONG
In 1998, Weird Al tackled the sub-genre of truck driving country, which had a brief burst of fame 20 years prior thanks to C.W. McCall. "Truck Driving Song" off of Running With Scissors was also a style parody, rather than a direct parody of any particular song.
Weird Al's most recent country parody was of Taylor Swift's 2009 hit "You Belong With Me," entitled "TMZ," appearing on his 2011 album Alpocalypse.