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"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC'S GREATEST HITS

Original LP/cassette/CD release: October 18, 1988
#FZ 44478/FZT 44478/ZK 44478
Scotti Bros./Rock n' Roll Records/CBS Records

CD/cassette reissue release: March 12, 1991 (copyright 1990)
#72392 75211-2/4
Scotti Bros./Rock n' Roll Records/BMG Music
CD/cassette reissue release: 1996
Scotti Bros./All American Music/Warner/Elektra/Atlantic
CD/cassette reissue release: March, 1999
#61422 32008-2/4
Way Moby/Volcano Entertainment/BMG Music

Current Sales Status (Canadian):
GOLD
as of November, 1997


TRACKS

1. Fat (3:55)
2. Eat It (3:19)
3. Like A Surgeon (3:29)
4. Ricky (2:35)
5. Addicted To Spuds (3:46)
6. Living With A Hernia (3:18)
7. Dare To Be Stupid (3:24)
8. Lasagna (2:45)
9. I Lost On Jeopardy (3:26)
10. One More Minute (4:02)


NOTES & TRIVIA

The first domestic Al compilation.

The compact disc debut of the song "Ricky."

All of the songs on this album were singles except "Addicted To Spuds."

Inside the CD insert
Above: The LP jacket and original CD insert (pic) featured badly photographed pictures from videos of some of the songs appearing on the album. When the title was reissued in 1991, the video photos were removed from the packaging.


RHINO-STYLE TRACK NOTES What's this??

1. FAT [3:55]

Parody of "Bad" (Michael Jackson) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * KIM BULLARD: keyboards
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineer: JAMIE DELL
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Feb. 18, 1988
Scotti Bros. single #07769, Apr. 12, 1988; Hot 100 #99 (E)

2. EAT IT [3:19]

Parody of "Beat It" (Michael Jackson) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * PAT REGAN: keyboards * RICK DERRINGER: guitar solo * "MUSICAL MIKE" KIEIFFER: musical hands * TONY PAPA: belch
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Dec. 13, 1983
Scotti Bros. single #04374, Feb. 28, 1984; Hot 100 #12 (B)

3. LIKE A SURGEON [3:29]

Parody of "Like A Virgin" (Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead vocal * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * PAT REGAN: keyboards
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Feb. 21, 1985
Scotti Bros. single #04937, June 4, 1985; Hot 100 #47 (C)

4. RICKY [2:35]

Parody of "Mickey" (M. Chapman & N. Chinn) and "I Love Lucy Theme" (H. Adamson & E. Daniel) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: voice of Ricky & accordion * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * RICK DERRINGER: guitar * TRESS MacNEILLE: voice of Lucy * JOEL MILLER: bongos * DOROTHY REMSEN: harp
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Feb. 11, 1983
Scotti Bros. single #03849, May 3, 1983; Pop #63 (A)

5. ADDICTED TO SPUDS [3:46]

Parody of "Addicted To Love" (Robert Palmer) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * PAT REGAN: keyboards
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineer: JAMIE DELL
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Aug. 4, 1986
From the album Polka Party! (D)

6. LIVING WITH A HERNIA [3:18]

Parody of "Living In America" (Dan Hartman & Charlie Midnight) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * PAT REGAN: keyboards * WARREN LUENING: trumpet * BILL ANDERSON: tenor sax
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineer: JAMIE DELL
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Aug. 4, 1986
Scotti Bros. single #06400, Oct. 21, 1986 (D)

7. DARE TO BE STUPID [3:24]

(Al Yankovic)
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * PAT REGAN: keyboards
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Jan. 3, 1985
From the album Dare To Be Stupid; Later released as Scotti Bros. single #06207, June, 1986 (C)

8. LASAGNA [2:45]

Parody of "La Bamba" (traditional) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals, accordion * JIM WEST: mandolin * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA * Assistant engineer: JAMIE DELL
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Feb. 19, 1988
Scotti Bros. single #07961, May, 1988 (E)

9. I LOST ON JEOPARDY [3:26]

Parody of "Jeopardy" (Greg Kihn) New lyrics by Al Yankovic
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar * STEVE JAY: bass * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * PAT REGAN: keyboards * DON PARDO: voice-over
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Dec. 12, 1983
Scotti Bros. single #04469, June 4, 1984; Hot 100 #81 (B)

10. ONE MORE MINUTE [4:02]

(Al Yankovic)
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: lead & backing vocals * JIM WEST: guitar & backing vocal * STEVE JAY: bass & backing vocal * JON "BERMUDA" SCHWARTZ: drums * PAT REGAN: keyboards * RICK DERRINGER: backing vocal
Produced by RICK DERRINGER * Arranged by AL YANKOVIC * Engineered and mixed by TONY PAPA
Recorded at Santa Monica Sound Recorders, Jan. 2, 1985
Scotti Bros. single #05606, Aug., 1985 (C)

ORIGINAL ALBUM SOURCES:

(A) "Weird Al" Yankovic
    Scotti Bros. #38679, Apr. 26, 1983; #139

(B) "Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D
    Scotti Bros. #39221, Feb. 28, 1984; #17

(C) Dare To Be Stupid
    Scotti Bros. #40033, June 4, 1985; #50

(D) Polka Party!
    Scotti Bros. #40520, Oct. 21, 1986; #177

(E) Even Worse
    Scotti Bros. #44149, Apr. 12, 1988; #27

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"Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits ©1988, 1990 Scotti Bros. Records. ©1999 Way Moby/Volcano Entertainment III.

Personnel and recording studio information according to Permanent Record: Al In The Box and respective studio album liner notes. Recording dates, Billboard chart, and additional personnel information available at Weirdal.com, compiled by Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz. Most release dates according to the Library of Congress.