Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day

Infobox Album |
Name = Bad Hair Day
Type = Album
Artist = "Weird Al" Yankovic


Background = orange
Released = March 12, 1996
Recorded = Nov-Dec 1994, Nov 1995, Jan 1996.
Genre = Comedy
Length = 38:14
Label = Scotti Brothers
Producer = "Weird Al" Yankovic
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|2|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:cw5a8qnnbt94~T1 link]
Last album = "The TV Album"
(1995)
This album = "Bad Hair Day"
(1996)
Next album = "Running With Scissors"
(1999)
Misc = Singles
Name = Bad Hair Day
Type = studio
single 1 = Amish Paradise
single 2 = Gump
single 3 = The Night Santa Went Crazy
single 1 date = March 12, 1996
single 2 date = May 7, 1996
single 3 date = November 26, 1996

"Bad Hair Day" is the ninth album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released in 1996. (see 1996 in music). It includes the hit "Amish Paradise", a parody of Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise".

Refused parodies

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. However, they were unimpressed by the song, stating that it was "silly." Yankovic did perform the song in concert in 1999 and 2000. [ [http://www.weirdal.com/setlists.htm "Weird Al" Yankovic: Concert Set Lists] ] Interestingly enough, The Offspring later allowed Yankovic to record a parody of "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" 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." [http://www.weirdal.com/aaarchive.htm#0499 Aska Al 1999]

*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." [ [http://www.weirdal.com/aaarchive.htm "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Ask Al Archive ] ] 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."

Track listing

Singles

References

External links

* [http://www.weirdal.com/ "Weird Al" Yankovic's Official Website]


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