4. 'Eat It'
Weird Al's 1984 Michael Jackson parody "Eat It" forever changed his life. Before the video hit MTV, Yankovic was a moderately successful parody songwriter destined for the Dr. Demento Hall of Fame and a lifetime of obscurity. But "Eat It" was so incredibly funny that it charted around the world and turned him into a legitimate celebrity. It was just one of Yankovic's many great Eighties songs about food. There are many people who can write a funny song about sex and drugs, but it takes a mad genius to write hysterical songs about potatoes, lasagna and rocky road ice cream.