LETTER HELP - AL'S HONORS

"Yankovic is one of the few musicians who play with words and pop culture as deftly as Eminem."
--Entertainment Weekly

Want to mention all that Al has achieved but cannot think of a single accomplishment if your life depended on it? Have no fear. We've done our best to compile a list of all of Al's known major awards, nominations, peak chart positions (good and bad), etc. This info has been compiled from a variety of sources and is correct to the best of our knowledge (and we're still not done; head to the bottom if you want to help us track down more!).

Although it should be relatively easy to simply copy and paste the following data into your letter, try to present it in a unique way. Make a chart if you'd like. Map it out on a timeline. Be creative!

As said, this info came from a number of sources. The majority of Al's accolades are available at Weirdal.com, while additional information came from the All Music Guide, Billboard, the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA), LexisNexis, and elsewhere. And we'd also like to acknowledge Allison Corbin and her Weirdness Central web site for partial inspiration and assistance.

All cited charts are from Billboard unless noted.


"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC (1983)

Another One Rides the Bus


Ricky


I Love Rocky Road


"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC IN 3-D (1984)

Eat It


King of Suede


I Lost on Jeopardy


DARE TO BE STUPID (1985)

Like a Surgeon


Yoda


POLKA PARTY! (1986)


EVEN WORSE (1988)

Fat


PETER AND THE WOLF/CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS PART II (1988)


"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC'S GREATEST HITS (1988)


UHF/ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK AND OTHER STUFF (1989)


UHF (1989)


OFF THE DEEP END (1992)

Smells Like Nirvana


You Don't Love Me Anymore


THE "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC VIDEO LIBRARY (1992)


THE FOOD ALBUM (1993)


ALAPALOOZA (1993)

Jurassic Park


ALAPALOOZA: THE VIDEOS (1994)


GREATEST HITS VOLUME II (1994)

Headline News


BAD HAIR DAY (1996)

Amish Paradise


Gump


The Night Santa Went Crazy


BAD HAIR DAY: THE VIDEOS (1996)


RUNNING WITH SCISSORS (1999)

The Saga Begins


"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC LIVE! (1999)


POODLE HAT (2003)

eBay


A Complicated Song


THE ULTIMATE VIDEO COLLECTION (2003)


STRAIGHT OUTTA LYNWOOD (2006)

Don't Download This Song


White & Nerdy


Canadian Idiot


Trapped In The Drive-Thru


INTERNET LEAKS (2009)

Whatever You Like


THE ESSENTIAL "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC (2009)


THE ESSENTIAL "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC 3.0 (2010)


WHEN I GROW UP (2011)


ALPOCALYPSE (2011)

Perform This Way


Party in the CIA


Polka Face


TMZ


Another Tattoo



Help Fill Our Gaps!

Our info is not nearly as complete as we'd like it to be, and our research is ongoing. But in the meantime, you might be able to help us out!

Our Canadian and Australian chart info is a bit lacking, so any additions would be more than appreciated. Just be sure to cite a source, as charts vary greatly depending on the outlet. We're looking for what would be considered the national sales chart.

Any info can be e-mailed to the site, and we'll be sure to thank you on here!


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