'Weird Al': 5 Songs to Scare the Neighbors

Pop-parody king on his favorite off-color sonic oddities

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John Hartford, "Boogie"

John Hartford, you might remember, was an extremely well-respected folk, country and bluegrass artist. He was a regular on the Smothers Brothers variety show back in the 1960s, and he also composed the huge Glen Campbell hit "Gentle on My Mind." But for me, John Hartford will always be remembered as the guy who recorded "Boogie." It's an aggressively weird solo a cappella track on which he repeatedly grunts and growls about exactly how and where he'd like to "boogie woogie woogie with you." It's equal parts funny and disturbing, and I would think the ideal thing to use to break your lease when played at high volumes.

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