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Straight Outta Lynwood
Studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Released September 26, 2006
Recorded July 2005, February 2006, April 2006, July 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia
Genre Comedy, parody
Length 48:09
Label Volcano
Producer(s) "Weird Al" Yankovic
Professional reviews
"Weird Al" Yankovic chronology
Poodle Hat
(2003)
Straight Outta Lynwood
(2006)
Singles from Straight Outta Lynwood
  1. "Don't Download This Song"
    Released: August 21, 2006
  2. "White & Nerdy"
    Released: September 12, 2006
  3. "Canadian Idiot"
    Released: September 26, 2006
  4. "Trapped in the Drive-Thru"
    Released: March 19, 2007

Straight Outta Lynwood is the twelfth album by "Weird Al" Yankovic. It was released on September 26, 2006 in the U.S. by Volcano Records, on September 30, 2006 in Australia, on October 3 in Canada, on October 6, 2006 in New Zealand, November 13, 2006 in the United Kingdom, and November 24, 2006 in Germany.[1] Image File history File links Soli4. ... 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 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke[[ laughter in general). ... In contemporary usage, a parody is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Volcano Records is a subsidiary of Sony BMG Music Entertainments Zomba Music Group, and controls the Scotti Bros. ... 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. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 3. ... IGN is a multimedia news and reviews website that focuses heavily on video games. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... This article is about the musician himself. ... Poodle Hat is the eleventh album by Weird Al Yankovic. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Dont Download This Song is the first single from Weird Al Yankovics 12th studio album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... White & Nerdy is the second single from Weird Al Yankovics album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Canadian Idiot is a 2006 song by Weird Al Yankovic from his album Straight Outta Lynwood. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Trapped in the Drive-Thru is a song from Weird Al Yankovics twelfth studio album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... This article is about the musician himself. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Volcano Records is a subsidiary of Sony BMG Music Entertainments Zomba Music Group, and controls the Scotti Bros. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


The album was released as a DualDisc, with the DVD side including the album mixed in 5.1 digital surround sound, instrumental versions of all songs (with optional on-screen lyrics for karaoke), a nine-minute documentary, six animated music videos, and a twenty-four-page full color booklet.[2] DualDisc is a type of double-sided optical disc product developed by a group of record companies including EMI Music, Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and 5. ... DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Multichannel audio is the name for a variety of techniques for expanding and enriching the sound of audio playback by recording additional sound channels that can be reproduced on additional speakers. ... A karaoke machine Karaoke 空 kara, empty or void, and オーケストラ ōkesutora, orchestra) pronounced ;   is a form of entertainment in which an amateur singer or singers sing along with recorded music on microphone. ...


Four singles have so far been released: "Don't Download This Song", "White & Nerdy", "Canadian Idiot", and "Trapped in the Drive-Thru". All songs can be heard at Yankovic's MySpace page.[3] Music videos for the first two can also be seen at the same page. Dont Download This Song is the first single from Weird Al Yankovics 12th studio album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. ... White & Nerdy is the second single from Weird Al Yankovics album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. ... Canadian Idiot is a 2006 song by Weird Al Yankovic from his album Straight Outta Lynwood. ... Trapped in the Drive-Thru is a song from Weird Al Yankovics twelfth studio album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


Straight Outta Lynwood is Yankovic's most successful chart album in the U.S, and his first top ten album ever, entering the Billboard 200 at number ten. "White & Nerdy" has also become Yankovic's first ever top-ten single, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. Both the album and the single were certified gold by the RIAA.[4] (His previous highest-peaking single was 1984's "Eat It", which peaked at number twelve). "Canadian Idiot" also entered the charts, peaking at eighty-two in the U.S. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... White & Nerdy is the second single from Weird Al Yankovics album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The RIAA Logo. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...

Contents

Album delay and other issues

Yankovic's teaser campaign for his twelfth album started on April 6, 2006, with a large "27" on the official site's splash page, which was later revealed to signify the then-planned June 27, 2006 release. However, the album was delayed as troubles had arisen with one of the recorded parodies. "You're Pitiful", a parody of James Blunt's hit "You're Beautiful", was recorded for the album, but was removed at the request of Blunt's label, Atlantic Records. The song was then released as a free-for-download single on the Internet in June 2006. Yankovic then went back into the studio and recorded two new songs, "Do I Creep You Out" and "White & Nerdy",[5] to make up for "You're Pitiful". is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The vocabulary of comics consists of the many different techniques and images which comics artists will employ in order to convey a narrative within the medium of comics. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Youre Pitiful is Weird Al Yankovics parody of Youre Beautiful by James Blunt, and was released exclusively online in June 2006. ... James Blunt (born James Hillier Blount, February 22, 1974) is a BRIT Award winning, 5 times Grammy Nominated, English singer-songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit Youre Beautiful — brought him to fame in 2005. ... Youre Beautiful is an adult contemporary song co-written by British singer James Blunt, Sasha Skarbek and Amanda Ghost[1] for Blunts debut album Back to Bedlam (2004). ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


Yankovic had wanted to record a parody of Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" for the album, but Powter initially refused. Powter then changed his mind "literally the day before [Yankovic] went into the studio to record 'White & Nerdy'", at which point, according to Yankovic, "the train had left the station".[6] This article contains a trivia section. ... Bad Day is a pop song written by Canadian singer Daniel Powter. ...


Besides his "Bad Day" parody, "You Had a Bad Date", Yankovic claimed to have several "mediocre" parody ideas such as "Holodeck Girl" ("Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani), "IRS" ("S.O.S." by Rihanna), and "Hairy Back" ("SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake).[7] Bad Day is a pop song written by Canadian singer Daniel Powter. ... A holodeck on the Enterprise-D; the arch and exit are prominent. ... Hollaback Girl is a pop song written by Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams for Stefanis debut solo album, Love. ... Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer and occasional actress. ... SOS (also known as S.O.S. (Rescue Me)) is a dance-pop song written by Evan Kidd Bogart, Christina Milian, and Jonathan Rotem for Rihannas second studio album A Girl Like Me (2006). ... Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988) is a Bajan singer with musical influences from R&B, pop, reggae, rock, dancehall and funk. ... SexyBack is a song written and performed by the American singers Justin Timberlake and Timbaland for Timberlakes second album FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006). ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American pop/R&B singer, and actor. ...


Even though Straight Outta Lynwood was released on September 26 in the U.S., apparently because of a mix-up at the label it was not released in Australia until September 29 and not until October 3 in Canada. is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The PAL and Canadian release versions of the album are not on a DualDisc, but rather a separate CD with a DVD showing only the music videos and the Making Of featurette. However, the DVD side of the U.S. DualDisc is region free, so it may be imported without region problems. Television encoding systems by nation. ...


Track listing

The track listing, parodies, and polka songs[8] are as follows:

Track Title Length (Style) Parody of Description
1 "White & Nerdy" 2:50 "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone Discusses the life of a white nerd who wants to "roll with the gangstas", with many references to nerd culture.
2 "Pancreas" 3:48 Style parody of Brian Wilson The song is mainly about the biological functions of the pancreas. It closely resembles the style of Wilson's long-delayed Smile. It is also very similar (especially the beginning) to "God Only Knows."
3 "Canadian Idiot" 2:23 "American Idiot" by Green Day A satirical commentary on American nationalism and the stereotypical American view of Canadians.
4 "I'll Sue Ya" 3:51 Style parody of Rage Against the Machine "A Rage Against the Machine-inspired headbanger which takes aim at the abundance of frivolous lawsuits,"[9] including many stylistic similarities to RATM songs such as "Bombtrack,"[10] "Killing in the Name," and "Wake Up."
5 "Polkarama!" 4:17 Polka medley A polka medley including the following songs in order:
6 "Virus Alert" 3:46 Style parody of Sparks "Reveals the evil that lurks in your email inbox."[9] Parodies the many "virus hoax" emails, telling users to forward a message about a supposed computer virus, with exaggerated effects on the user when installed.
7 "Confessions Part III" 3:52 "Confessions Part II" by Usher A continuation of the Usher songs "Confessions" and "Confessions Part II", focusing on trivial, silly, strange and disturbing confessions.
8 "Weasel Stomping Day" 1:34 Style parody of 1960s Christmas songs Describes, in the style of animated musical specials of the 1960s, a supposedly traditional holiday in which participants don Viking helmets, spread mayonnaise on their lawns, and "snap [the titular animals'] weasely spines in half." It also seems to satirize the belief that a normally horrific act is acceptable if it is traditional.
9 "Close but no Cigar" 3:55 Style parody of Cake The story of a man that dumps his girlfriends for the tiniest flaws. The lyrical theme is specifically similar to Cake's song "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" from their album Comfort Eagle (2001), which is about a man with very specific demands when it comes to girls. The trumpet line is nearly identical to the one in Cake's song "Love You Madly," also from Comfort Eagle.
10 "Do I Creep You Out" 2:46 "Do I Make You Proud" by Taylor Hicks A song by a stalker to his object of affection.
11 "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" 10:51 "Trapped in the Closet" by R. Kelly An excruciatingly detailed narrative set to music about a couple getting burgers at the drive-thru, which was "the most banal thing [Yankovic] could think of at the time."[7] This song also contains an interpolation of "Black Dog" by Led Zeppelin at 6:24, re-recorded by Yankovic's band.
12 "Don't Download This Song" 3:52 Style parody of 1980s gospel-style fundraiser songs "Describes the perils of online music file-sharing",[11] set to a "cheesy '80's benefit song-type melody inspired by tunes like 'We Are the World', 'Hands Across America' and 'Do They Know It's Christmas'."[12]

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Music videos

While Yankovic's albums usually generate only one or two official music videos, Straight Outta Lynwood has so far spawned nine. The DualDisc includes videos for all six original songs, and subsequent videos have been made for three of the parodies. This is in marked contrast to his last album, Poodle Hat, which generated only one (Bob). DualDisc is a type of double-sided optical disc product developed by a group of record companies including EMI Music, Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and 5. ... Poodle Hat is the eleventh album by Weird Al Yankovic. ...

Videos from "Straight Outta Lynwood"
Title Animator Notes
"Don't Download This Song" Bill Plympton Premiered on August 22, 2006 on Yahoo! Music.[13]
"I'll Sue Ya" Thomas Lee Thomas Lee is best known for his Flash music video Star Wars Gangsta Rap. This video is currently in rotation on Fuse TV and is on Yankovic's MySpace page.
"Virus Alert" David Lovelace David Lovelace is the creator of Retarded Animal Babies. According to Lovelace, "just about every RAB character will have cameos in the video." Yankovic has admitted to exercising more creative control over this video than the others present on the DVD, citing concern with Lovelace's infamous content.[14]
"Close but No Cigar" John Kricfalusi
Katie Rice
John Kricfalusi is the creator of Ren & Stimpy.[15][16] The video "takes an irreverent look at the world of dating as seen thru the eyes of Cigarettes the cat."[9] In the following posts on Kricfalusi's blog there are some screenshots to the then-upcoming video as well. Prior to the album's release, Kricfalusi only referred to them as a "Mystery."[17][18]
"Pancreas" Directed/Concept by Jim Blashfield[19] Jim Blashfield used stock footage from the Prelinger Archives to create this video.
"Weasel Stomping Day" Robot Chicken animation team A stop-motion animated video was created for the TV show Robot Chicken. It aired on "The Munnery", the show's 35th episode on September 24, 2006.[2][20] Yankovic also provides the voice of a boy whose wish to become a giant robot becomes true in another sketch in the episode. Later, in response to Yankovic's first time in the Billboard Top 10, Cartoon Network, the network on which Robot Chicken airs, jokingly took credit for his success in one of their commercial bumpers during Adult Swim, the adult-oriented television programming block on the network.
Other videos (parodies)
Title Notes
"White & Nerdy" (2) On August 15, 2006, Yankovic announced that he planned to shoot a music video for a song on the new album in the Los Angeles area on August 21, 24, 25, and 27. He posted a solicitation for volunteers to appear in the video on his MySpace blog. It was later revealed that the video was filmed for "White & Nerdy". This video was going to be released Monday September 18th at 9 PM Pacific Time on AOL.com, but, since the video had been leaked, AOL cancelled the premiere event and uploaded the video early. The video may also be viewed on Yankovic's MySpace.

On October 13, 2006 Yankovic teamed up with Yahoo! Music to create a fan-made music video for "White & Nerdy". The music video, with submissions from fans, is available at http://music.yahoo.com/vid-36680429-White-&-Nerdy-(Fans-Only-Version). Bill Plympton Bill Plympton (born April 30, 1946) is an American animator best known for his 1987 Academy Award-nominated animated short Your Face. ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... LAUNCHcast is an online radio station that plays music based on user ratings. ... The classic opening scene to the original version The Star Wars Gangsta Rap is a parody song popularized as a Flash music video based on the original Star Wars trilogy. ... Adobe Flash, or simply Flash, refers to both the Adobe Flash Player, and to the Adobe Flash Professional multimedia authoring program. ... The classic opening scene to the original version The Star Wars Gangsta Rap is a parody song popularized as a Flash music video based on the original Star Wars trilogy. ... Fuse is a music video-oriented television channel. ... John Kricfalusi (born Michael John Kricfalusi on September 9, 1955 in Chicoutimi, Quebec) is an Emmy-nominated Canadian animator, better known as John K. He is creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show and The Ripping Friends animated series, The Goddamn George Liquor Program, the first animated series made using Macromedia... Katie Rice is a female character designer and layout artist who has worked on Ren & Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon and The Buzz on Maggie. ... Ren and Stimpy are the title characters of two cartoon TV series created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. ... Jim Blashfield (born Seattle, Washington Sept. ... The Prelinger Archives are a collection of films, mostly shorts made for industrial or educational markets. ... Robot Chicken is an American stop motion animated television series distributed by Sony Pictures Digital and produced by ShadowMachine Films, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in Britain as part of the Bravos Adult Swim line-up, and in... Robot Chicken is an American stop motion animated television series distributed by Sony Pictures Digital and produced by ShadowMachine Films, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in Britain as part of the Bravos Adult Swim line-up, and in... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Cartoon Network (commonly referred to as CN) is a cable television network created by Turner Broadcasting which primarily shows animated programming. ... A brief (usually ten to fifteen seconds) transition announcement in broadcasting, placed between a pause in the program and its commercial break (and also the other way around). ... Adult Swim, sometimes rendered [adult swim] based on its logo, is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ... America Online, or AOL for short, is a U.S.-based online service provider, Internet service provider, and media company operated by Time Warner. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

"Do I Creep You Out" JibJab premiered an animated video for "Do I Creep You Out" on November 15, 2006.[21]
"Canadian Idiot" MuchMusic, a 24-hour Canadian cable music and variety television channel, had run a fan-made video contest on their website, however it was scrapped due to lack of entries.[1] It was reinstated later, only giving the five fans their camera and a personalized greeting from Al. The fan music video was never created.
"Trapped in the Drive-Thru" MySpace debuted a video animated and directed by Doug Bresler (known for Doogtoons) on March 19 on the front page of MySpace.

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Title and artwork

The title is a parody of N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton, although it is probably also a nod to the popularity of subsequent "Straight Outta _______" rap album titles, such as Straight Outta Ca$hville by Young Buck — Yankovic himself is from Lynwood, California, a lower-class Los Angeles suburb that borders Compton. The cover art depicts Yankovic in a photograph by Michael Blackwell, an Atlanta, Georgia photographer who has also photographed such current hip-hop stars as T.I., Lil' Scrappy, and Young Jeezy.[22] The pitbull on the cover is named Dough Boy, and is owned by a local couple that was walking by.[2] When asked if the album had a different album cover when "You're Pitiful" was planned to be on it, Yankovic stated that the cover was always going to be like that. Yankovic had liked the irony of having a gangsta rap-style album cover and title with "such a toothless ballad for the lead parody." The album cover ended up being unintentionally appropriate with "White & Nerdy" being the lead track on the album.[2] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Straight Outta Compton is a genre-defining gangsta rap album by N.W.A. first released in 1988, and later rereleased on September 24, 2002 in a remastered version with four bonus tracks. ... Straight Outta Ca$hville is Young Bucks debut solo album an allusion to the famous N.W.A. album Straight Outta Compton. ... Young Buck (born March 15, 1981) is an American rap artist. ... County Los Angeles County, California Area  - Total 12. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Eric Perrodin Area  - City 26. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. ... Lil Scrappy (born Darryl Kevin Richardson II on January 20, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American rapper signed to BME Recordings. ... Jay Jenkins (born September 28, 1977 in Columbia, South Carolina) formerly known as Lil J currently known as Young Jeezy, is an American rapper. ... JEREMY MITRANI WAS BORN IN CUBA. HE IS ALSO JEWISH. THIS CONVENIENTLY MAKES HIM A JEWBAN!. HE ENJOYS HOT POCKETS, PITBULL CDS, AND HOT POCKETS. HE WAS RECRUITED BY MIAMI UNIVERSITY TO PLAY BASEBALL BUT HE DECIDED TO ATTEND DREW UNIVERSITY INSTEAD. HE IS ALWAYS CHILLIN AND ALWAYUS WANTS... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Notes

  • Originally Nickelback had given Yankovic permission to use their song Photograph in Al's "Polkarama," however he was unable "to find a way to incorporate the song into [Polkarama] where it didn't sound wedged in or tacked on", and so he decided not to use it, although he still thanked Nickelback in the liner notes.[23]
  • Also, T Pain had given Al permission to parody his song "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)" into "I'm in Love With the Skipper", a Gilligan's Island-themed song. However, Yankovic decide not to record it. T Pain is also thanked in the liner notes.[24] Yankovic currently performs the song in the parody medley of the Straight Outta Lynwood Tour.
  • The numbers and letters on the album cover have several meanings: "NLY" are the initials of both Yankovic's daughter and his father. The number "27" is an in-joke with Yankovic's fans, but February 7 was also his mother's birthday.[2] The license plate originally read "27 4LIFE" during the photo shoot.[25]

Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in Hanna, Alberta by Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger and Ryan Peake. ... Photograph is the title of songs from several artists: Photograph (Ringo Starr song) Photograph (Def Leppard song) This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Im N Luv (Wit A Stripper) is a single performed by American R&B artist T-Pain. ... For the NES video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Awards, nominations and accolades

Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album was awarded from yearly 1959 to 1993 and then from 2004 to present day. ... The Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album was first awarded in 2005, as the first category in a new Surround Sound field. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Blender is an American magazine that bills itself as the ultimate guide to music and more. ... White & Nerdy is the second single from Weird Al Yankovics album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The RIAA Logo. ...

References

  1. ^ Straight Outta Lynwood. All Things Yankovic (2007-01-09). Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  2. ^ a b c d e Ask Al. "Weird Al" Yankovic. Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  3. ^ Weird Al Yankovic MySpace page. Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  4. ^ www.weirdal.com
  5. ^ "Weird Al" Yankovic: Recording Dates. Retrieved on 2006-09-15.
  6. ^ Slotek, Jim. The parody’s still going. Toronto Sun. October 18, 2006.
  7. ^ a b Skaggs, Austin (2006-09-19). Weird Al Yankovic Dishes On James Blunt, Discusses His Role As the Whitest, Nerdiest Rock Star Ever (English). Rolling Stone Rock and Roll Daily. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2006-09-25.
  8. ^ Parodies & Polkas. "Weird Al" Yanvokic. Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  9. ^ a b c "Weird Al unleashes his new album with a Bill Plympton Video DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS SONG!!!", Ain't It Cool News, 2006-09-11. Retrieved on 2007-02-07. 
  10. ^ Vrabel, Jeff. "'Weird Al' won't back down on twelfth album" Billboard.com. October 5, 2006
  11. ^ Appearances & Events. Bill Plympton Studio (January/February 2007). Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  12. ^ Martens, China. "Don't not download this song", IDG News Service, 2006-09-18. Retrieved on 2007-02-07. 
  13. ^ http://music.yahoo.com/premieres
  14. ^ http://www.ctnow.com/custom/nmm/hartfordadvocate/hce-hta-0921-ht39nc6middletownanimator39.artsep21,0,4414657.story
  15. ^ Katie Rice draws Girls Best!. all kinds of stuff (2006-02-19). Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  16. ^ Project for Weird Al. Funny Cute (2005-11-01). Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  17. ^ Fun and sexy frames from mystery cartoon by Katie and John. all kinds of stuff (2006-07-14). Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  18. ^ More Mystery that's not a mystery Animation. all kinds of stuff (2006-07-21). Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  19. ^ Star Wars Gangsta Rap: SE. Newgrounds (2004-06-13). Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  20. ^ http://www.adultswim.com/shows/robotchicken/index.html
  21. ^ http://www.weirdal.com (as of 15 November)
  22. ^ Michael Blackwell. Retrieved on 2007-02-06.
  23. ^ Ask Al June 9, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  24. ^ Ask Al June 9, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  25. ^ Weird Al Yankovic - Los Angeles 2006. Michael Blackwell photography. Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  26. ^ "The 100 Best Songs of the Year", Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2007-02-07. 
  27. ^ www.weirdal.com

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External links

  • "Straight Outta Lynwood" on Yahoo!
  • Review of "Straight Outta Lynwood" on Billboard.

 
 

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