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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best 'Weird Al' Yankovic Song?

Cast your vote in our weekly readers' poll

January 13, 2012 4:29 PM ET

Weird Al Yankovic
Weird Al Yankovic at the Young Hollywood Studio in Los Angeles.
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Jimmy Fallon's new "Tebowie" sketch, in which he performs a version of "Space Oddity" as a hybrid of David Bowie and Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, is proof that the Late Night host has mastered the art of the song parody. Still, no one can match the prowess of "Weird Al" Yankovic, the unrivaled king of pop parody for over 30 years. Our question for you this week is: What is the best "Weird Al" Yankovic song of all time?

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