Best Songs on "Weird Al" Yankovic's" Even Worse

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Even Worse is the 5th studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released on April 12th, 1988. The album was produced by former The McCoys guitarist Rick Derringer. Recorded between November 1987 and February 1988, this album helped to revitalize Yankovic's career after the critical and commercial failure of his previous album Polka Party! (1986).

The music on Even Worse 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, George Harrison, Tiffany, Los Lobos's version of the folk song "La Bamba", and Billy Idol. The other half of the album is original material, featuring many "style parodies", or musical imitations that come close to, but do not copy, existing artists. These style parodies include imitations of specific artists such as Oingo Boingo, Beastie Boys, and James Taylor. Even Worse has the distinction of being one of two albums by Yankovic lacking any polka renditions of pop songs or medleys, the other being his debut album "Weird Al" Yankovic (1983). This album's title and cover art are spoofs of Michael Jackson's 1987 album Bad.

Genres:Comedy, Parody, Rock, Pop

Band Members and Production:

"Weird Al" Yankovic - accordion, keyboards, vocals, background vocals

Jim West - guitar, mandolin, background vocals

Steve Jay - banjo, bass, background vocals

Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz - percussion, drums

Rick Derringer - guitar, producer

Tony Papa - engineer

Jamey Dell - assistant engineer

Tony Lane - art direction

Nancy Donald - art direction

Lou Beach - illustrations

Sam Emerson - photography

Christine Wilson - Even Worse lettering

Kim Bullard - synthesizer

Joe Sublett - saxophone

Ronny Jay - record scratching

Nicolette Larson - background vocals Charts and certifications

The Top Ten

1 Fat
2 (This Song's Just) Six Words Long
3 Stuck In a Closet With Vanna White
4 Lasagna
5 I Think I'm a Clone Now
6 Twister
7 You Make Me
8 Good Old Days
9 Velvet Elvis
10 Alimony

The Contenders

11 Melanie
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