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Encyclopedia > Bad Hair Day
Bad Hair Day
Studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Released March 12, 1996
Recorded Nov-Dec 1994, Nov 1995, Jan 1996.
Genre Comedy
Length 38:14
Label Scotti Brothers
Producer "Weird Al" Yankovic
Professional reviews
"Weird Al" Yankovic chronology
The TV Album
(1995)
Bad Hair Day
(1996)
Running With Scissors
(1999)
Singles from Bad Hair Day
  1. "Amish Paradise"
    Released: March 12, 1996
  2. "Gump"
    Released: May 7, 1996
  3. "The Night Santa Went Crazy"
    Released: 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". Cover for the album Bad Hair Day by Weird Al Yankovic This is an album cover. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... This article is about the musician himself. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Scotti Brothers Records was a California-based record label founded by Tony and Ben Scotti. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This article is about the musician himself. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 2_stars. ... This article is about the musician himself. ... The Food Album is a compilation CD of songs by Weird Al Yankovic that features songs about television and TV shows. ... Running With Scissors is the tenth album by Weird Al Yankovic, released on June 29, 1999. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Amish Paradise is Weird Al Yankovics parody of the hip hop song Gangstas Paradise by Coolio. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... Gump is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... The Night Santa Went Crazy is an original song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... This article is about the musician himself. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... Coolio greatest rapper ever (born Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. ... Gangstas Paradise is a rap song by Coolio from the new Paramount Pictures movie Hey Arnold!: The Movie (2002) (starring Arnold Doug Funnie). ...

Contents

Track listing

Track Title Length (Style) Parody of Description
1 "Amish Paradise" (A. Ivey, Jr., L. Sanders, D. Rasheed, S. Wonder, Yankovic) 3:20 "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio About an Amish man who raps about his lifestyle.
2 "Everything You Know is Wrong" (Yankovic) 3:48 Style parody of They Might Be Giants About an unusual sequence of events, the title being a parody of Firesign Theatre album.
3 "Cavity Search" (Bono, U2, Yankovic) 4:19 "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" by U2 About a man's painful visit to the dentist
4 "Callin' In Sick" (Yankovic) 3:40 Style Parody of "Lithium" and "Come as You Are" by Nirvana About a lazy man feigning illness to skip work.
5 "The Alternative Polka" 4:50 Polka medley A polka medley including the following alternative rock songs:
6 "Since You've Been Gone" (Yankovic) 1:22 Style parody of A cappella Discusses a man's feelings after a break-up, at the end, ironically saying, "It's almost as bad as when you were still here"
7 "Gump" (Chris Ballew, The Presidents of the United States of America, Yankovic) 2:10 Lump by The Presidents of the United States of America About the story of Forrest Gump.
8 "I'm So Sick of You" (Yankovic) 3:26 Style Parody of Elvis Costello About the singer's girlfriend and her odious personal habits.
9 "Syndicated Inc." (Dave Pirner, Yankovic) 3:54 "Misery" by Soul Asylum About a family's devotion to syndicated television.
10 "I Remember Larry" (Yankovic) 3:56 Style parody of The Monkees, the melody also bears some similarity to "See the Constellation" by They Might Be Giants About a cruel neighborhood prankster (possibly a bully) named Larry (who preformed such cruel gags as poisoning Al's lawn with toxic waste, to chopping Al's car in half), and how much the singer misses him after his death, until it is revealed that Al was the one who murdered him. Contains a backmasked message at 3:10, "Wow, you must have an awful lot of free time on your hands."
11 "Phony Calls" (Organized Noize, Marqueze Etheridge, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez, Yankovic) 3:22 "Waterfalls" by TLC About the dangers of prank calling. Contains an audio clip from The Simpsons featuring one of Bart Simpson's many prank calls to Moe's Tavern.
12 "The Night Santa Went Crazy" (Yankovic) 4:03 Modeled on Soul Asylum's "Black Gold". Beginning is very close to the beginning to "Mama, I'm Coming Home" by Ozzy Osbourne A Christmas-themed song about Santa Claus finally snapping and embarking on a killing spree.

Amish Paradise is Weird Al Yankovics parody of the hip hop song Gangstas Paradise by Coolio. ... Gangstas Paradise is a rap song by Coolio from the new Paramount Pictures movie Hey Arnold!: The Movie (2002) (starring Arnold Doug Funnie). ... Coolio greatest rapper ever (born Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. ... The Amish (Amisch or Amische) (IPA: ) are an Anabaptist Christian denomination in the United States and Canada (Ontario and Manitoba) known for their plain dress and avoidance of modern conveniences such as cars and electricity. ... They Might Be Giants (commonly abbreviated to TMBG) is an American alternative rock duo consisting of John Linnell and John Flansburgh that formed in 1982. ... The Firesign Theatre are a comedy troupe consisting of Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Philip Proctor. ... Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), known as Bono (IPA: ), is the lead singer and principal lyricist of the Irish rock band U2. ... U2 (IPA: /ju. ... Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me was a song by U2 released on the Batman Forever soundtrack album. ... U2 (IPA: /ju. ... Lithium is a song by the grunge band Nirvana. ... For other songs and uses of the phrase, see Come as you are. ... Nirvana was an American rock band that formed in Aberdeen, Washington. ... Street musicians in Prague playing a polka Polka is a type of dance, and also a genre of dance music. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Loser is the name of a song by Beck and Carl Stephenson, and the opening track of his first major album, Mellow Gold. ... Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell, July 8, 1970) is an American musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. ... Sex Type Thing was the first single released by the rock band Stone Temple Pilots in 1992 off their debut album Core. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Hairy Bird (also released as Strike! and All I Wanna Do) is a 1998 film written and directed by Sarah Kernochan and starring Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, Lynn Redgrave, and Rachael Leigh Cook. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ... This song was written by Trent Reznor for Nine Inch Nails 1994 release of The Downward Spiral, which ended up being one of the bands most influential albums to date. ... “NIN” redirects here. ... Bang and Blame is a song by the musical group R.E.M.. It is featured on their 1994 album Monster, and was released as a single in the same year. ... This article is about the band. ... You Oughta Know is a Grammy-winning song written by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard, and produced by Ballard for Morissettes third album Jagged Little Pill (1995). ... “Alanis” redirects here. ... Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness track listing Here Is No Why (5) Bullet with Butterfly Wings (6) To Forgive (7) Bullet with Butterfly Wings is one of the most popular and well-known songs by The Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Smashing Pumpkins (circa 1995) left to right: James Iha, DArcy, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin. ... My Friends is a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers from their 1995 album One Hot Minute. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Ill Stick Around is the second single released by Foo Fighters from their self titled debut album Foo Fighters. ... This article is about the band. ... Black Hole Sun is a song by 1990s grunge band Soundgarden. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984. ... Basket Case is a song by Green Day from their 1994 hit album Dookie. ... This article is about the band Green Day. ... The Way Moby Polka, previously known as the Ear Booker Polka, is a piece of music that is always the last song on each of Weird Al Yankovics polka medleys. ... A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. ... Gump is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... The Presidents of the United States of America has two meanings. ... Lump is a 1999 greatest hits album by the Presidents of the United States of America. ... The Presidents of the United States of America are a Seattle grunge pop band best known for their quirky, often nonsensical songs that defied the typical sound of most bands from the Pacific Northwest at the time. ... For the main character of the same name, see Forrest Gump (character) Forrest Gump is a 1994 drama film based on a 1986 novel by Winston Groom and the name of the title character of both. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus August 25, 1954 in London) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... Misery is a 1995 song performed by the Minneapolis rock band Soul Asylum. ... Soul Asylum is an alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... Waterfalls is a 1995 hit R&B song by female trio TLC. The song was produced by the Organized Noize team and written by Marqueze Etheridge, TLC member Lisa Left Eye Lopes, and Organized Noize. ... TLC is an American music group, whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop and pop. ... A prank call, also known as a crank call, hoax call, phony call, or phony phone call is a form of practical joke committed over the telephone. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Bart and his sister Lisa as news anchors. ... An exterior of Moes Tavern, in The Simpsons. ... The Night Santa Went Crazy is an original song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Black Gold is a 1993 single performed by the Minneapolis rock band Soul Asylum. ... Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... A typical depiction of Santa Claus. ...

Notes

  • This album was the last one to feature Yankovic's old look (before his LASIK eye surgery), as well as the last to be released under the Scotti Bros. label, before his move to Volcano Records.
  • "Bad Hair Day" was originally going to be released in 1995, but was later bumped back to 1996 due to production delays.
  • Originally the song "Green Eggs and Ham" (Parody of U2's "Numb") was going to be on "Bad Hair Day." Yankovic, however was unable to get permission from the estate of Dr. Seuss.[citation needed]
  • The Alternative Polka was originally going to have an interploration of the Weezer song Buddy Holly between "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" & "My Friends". However, the song's writer decided against the idea at the last minute, forcing Yankovic to edit the song out of the medley. Weezer, however, was thanked in the liner notes since the layout had been prepared beforehand. Weezer later allowed Al to include their hit "Beverly Hills" in the polka medley from Straight Outta Lynwood.

On Some copies of this album, the copyright is 1994. LASIK is the acronym for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, a type of refractive laser eye surgery performed by ophthalmologists for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. ... Scotti Brothers Records was a California-based record label founded by Tony and Ben Scotti. ... Volcano Records is a subsidiary of Sony BMG Music Entertainments Zomba Music Group, and controls the Scotti Bros. ... U2 (IPA: /ju. ... Numb is a single by the Nu metal band Linkin Park, the third one from their 2003 second main album Meteora. ... Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was a famous American writer and cartoonist best known for his classic childrens books under the pen name Dr. Seuss, including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and One Fish Two Fish... Weezer is an American Grammy-nominated rock band from Los Angeles, California. ... Buddy Holly is a popular single by Weezer, written by Rivers Cuomo. ... Beverly Hills is the first single from Weezers fifth album, Make Believe. ... Singles from Straight Outta Lynwood Released: August 21, 2006 Released: September 12, 2006 Released: September 26, 2006 Released: March 19, 2007 Straight Outta Lynwood is the twelfth album by Weird Al Yankovic. ...


Credits

This article is about the instrument as a whole. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Queens, New York) is a four-time Emmy Award-winning American actor, comedian and voice artist. ... Nancy Cartwright (actress) is an American actress, best noted for providing the voice of Bart Simpson. ... The bass saxophone (or bass sax for short) is the second largest existing member of the saxophone family (or third largest, if the subcontrabass tubax is counted). ... Stephen Steve Jay (born January 26, (year unknown) in Florida) is a bassist best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... The tuba is the largest and lowest pitched of brass instruments. ... The trumpet is the highest brass instrument in register, above the French horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, and tuba. ... Two soprano clarinets: a B♭ clarinet (left, with capped mouthpiece) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ... Jon Bermuda Schwartz (born August 18, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois) is a drummer best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound by being hit with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Rubén Valtierra (born December 26 (year unknown) in San Rafael, California) is a keyboardist best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... James Jim Kimo West (born December 18, (year unknown) in Toronto) is a guitarist best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ...

Production

  • Producer: "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • Engineer: Tony Papa
  • Assistant engineer: Colin Sauers
  • Mixing: Tony Papa
  • Mastering: Bernie Grundman
  • Arranger: "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • Art direction: Doug Haverty
  • Photography: Carl Studna

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
1996 The Billboard 200 14

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1996 "Amish Paradise" The Billboard Hot 100 53

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