'Weird Al': 5 Songs to Scare the Neighbors

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

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The Five Blobs, "The Blob"

This is probably the most obscure one on the list. When I was nine years old, I loved The Blob, the original 1950s movie with Steve McQueen. A local TV station in L.A. played it every night for a week, and I watched it every single time. And for me, the best part was always the theme song by the Five Blobs, which played over the opening credits. "Beware of the blob/It creeps, it leaps, and glides and slides across the floor." I found out much later that the song was written by Burt Bacharach and Mack David. Not Hal David, mind you, but Mack, his brother. One of the very first Burt Bacharach hits, actually. It's a really catchy tune, and it has a great, memorable, iconic sax solo, but if you listen to it for 10 hours on a continuous loop, there's a good chance it'll drive you clinically insane.

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