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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Videos

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By selling 104,00 copies of his new LP, Mandatory Fun, "Weird Al" Yankovic has just scored the first Number One of his career as well as the first chart-topping comedy album since Allan Sherman's 1963 My Son, the Nut. Yankovic accomplished this by releasing eight videos in eight days, creating a tidal wave of interest across the Internet. We figured this was a good time to poll our readers and determine their favorite Weird Al videos of all time. Click through to see the results. 

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2. ‘Eat It’

It's hard to imagine what might have happened to Weird Al's career had Michael Jackson not signed off on "Eat It." That could have easily happened: Al was pretty unknown at that point and Jackson wasn't exactly known for his roaring sense of humor, especially when it came to his music. But sign off on the song he did, and "Weird Al" created an amazing shot-for-shot parody of the "Beat It" video that MTV put into heavy rotation. Suddenly, children all across the country fell in love with this bizarre man singing about food with incredible passion. The success of "Eat It" finally proved that Weird Al might have some longevity to his career, though nobody thought it would be going strong in 2014. 

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1. ‘Fat’

An amazing thing happens near the end of every "Weird Al" Yankovic concert. Al walks offstage and a familiar black and white video begins playing on the screen. Cheers erupt and the crowd screams along to every word of dialogue, especially "Ding-Dong man, Ding-Dong." They know what's coming next. Al runs on stage in a fat costume and somehow finds the energy to dance around and belt out the lyrics to "Fat," a spoof of Michael Jackson's "Bad." The song hit not long after Al's 1986 LP Polka Party! stiffed, and was yet another comeback in his long and incredibly bizarre career. 

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