Best Songs on "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-d

"Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D (often referred to as In 3-D) is the 2nd studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic. It was recorded October 1st to December 13th, 1983 and was released by Rock 'n' Roll Records.

The music on the album is built around parodies and pastiches of pop and rock music of the mid-1980s. Half of the album is made up of parodies, featuring jabs at Michael Jackson, Men Without Hats, The Greg Kihn Band, The Police, and Survivor. The other half of the album is original material, featuring many "style parodies", or musical imitations that come close to, but do not directly copy a specific work by, existing artists. These style parodies include imitations of specific artists like Bob Marley and The B-52s. This album marked a musical departure from Yankovic's self-titled debut, in that the arrangements of the parodies were now closer to the originals and the accordion was no longer used in every song, now only being featured where deemed appropriate or wholly inappropriate for comedic effect.

The album is also notable for being the first album released by Yankovic to feature a polka medley of hit songs. These pastiches of hit songs, set to polka music, have since appeared on nearly all of Yankovic's albums.

Genres: Comedy, Parody

Band Members and production

"Weird Al" Yankovic – synthesizer, piano, accordion, vocals

Jim West – guitar

Steve Jay – banjo, bass guitar, talking drums

Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz – percussion, drums

Rick Derringer – guitar, mandolin, production

Tony Papa – engineer Lane/Donald – art direction

Jim Heimann – artwork, cover illustration

Jay Pope – cover photos

Warren Luening – trumpet

Joel Miller – bongos

Don Pardo – announcer

Joel Peskin – clarinet

Lisa Popeil, Petsye Powell, Andrea Robinson, and Pattie Brooks – background vocals

Pat Regan – synthesizer, piano

Jim Self – tuba

Robert Tebow – bass vocals Jimmy "Z" Zavala – saxophone

The Top Ten

1 Eat It
2 I Lost On Jeopardy
3 Polkas On 45
4 Theme from Rocky XIII (Aka The Rye or The Kaiser)
5 Nature Trail to Hell
6 Midnight Star
7 King of Suede
8 That Boy Could Dance
9 Buy Me a Condo
10 Mr. Popeil

The Contenders

11 The Brady Bunch
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