Best Songs from "Weird Al" Yankovic's Off the Deep End

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Off the Deep End is the 7th studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released in 1992. This album was the first album self-produced by Yankovic, after six albums with Rick Derringer. Recorded between June 1990 and January 1992, the album was a follow-up to the unsuccessful soundtrack to Yankovic's 1989 film UHF. Off the Deep End and its lead single " Smells Like Nirvana " helped to revitalize Yankovic's career after a lull in the late 80s.

The album produced one of Yankovic's most famous singles, "Smells Like Nirvana" a parody of Nirvana's major hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit" which peaked at number thirty-five on the Billboard Hot 100. This song was Yankovic's second-highest charting single, after " Eat It," which was released in 1984. The cover also parodies the cover of Nirvana's album, Nevermind. The original had a naked baby in the water with a dollar bill cast by a fishing rod, Yankovic's replaced the baby with himself, and the dollar bill by a doughnut.

Genres: Comedy, Comedy rock

Band members and production:

"Weird" Al Yankovic – accordion, keyboards, vocals, background vocals, producer, arranger

Tony Papa - engineer

Marlene Aragon - overdubs

Edith Fore - overdubs

Neil Ross - overdubs

Beau Weaver - overdubs

Steve Jay – bass, background vocals

Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz – percussion, drums

Jim West – banjo, guitar, background vocals

Brad Buxer – synthesizer

Alisa Curran – background vocals, "The Plumbing Song"

Jim Haas – background vocals, "Trigger Happy"

Tommy Johnson – tuba

Jon Joyce – background vocals, "Trigger Happy"

Warren Luening – trumpet

Cheech Marin – vocals on "Taco Grande"

Gene Morford – background vocals, "Trigger Happy"

Peggy Newman – background vocals, "The Plumbing Song"

Joel Peskin – clarinet

Carmen Twillie – background vocals

Julia Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters – background vocals

Jerry Whitman – background vocals, "Trigger Happy"

Natasha Neece - background vocals, "The Plumbing Song"

Samantha Kaye - background vocals, "The Plumbing Song"

The Top Ten

1 Smells Like Nirvana
2 I Can't Watch This
3 Trigger Happy
4 Polka Your Eyes Out
5 I Was Only Kidding
6 You Don't Love Me Anymore
7 When I Was Your Age
8 Taco Grande
9 The White Stuff
10 The Plumbing Song

The Contenders

11 Airline Amy
12 Bite Me
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