Weird Al Lights Our Fire

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

“Got a trash can of Styrofoam peanuts, you can have ’em for free.”

Not sure what’s better — the goofy lyrics to Weird Al Yankovic’s new, Doors-biting single, “Craigslist,” or the perfectly realized period piece video. As Yankovic, dressed like Jim Morrison, sings lines about selling junk and missed personal encounters, psychedelic colors and trippy desert vistas parody everything we once thought was cool. Love the spoken word interlude.

Do you realize Weird Al has had a 30 year career in the music industry? His first hit was 1979’s “My Sharona” send up “My Balogna.”

Check it out on YouTube.

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