10. 'The Saga Begins'
Yankovic planned on releasing his tenth album, Running With Scissors, in June of 1999, right around the time that Stars Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace arrived in theaters. He knew the movie would be the biggest pop culture story of the year, and he couldn't resist recording a spoof song about it. The only problem was he had no chance to see the movie before creating the song, forcing him to pour over internet rumors and cobble together the plot as best he could. He set the song to the tune of Don McLean's "American Pie," squeezing the needlessly complicated plot of the movie into five-and-a-half minutes. It's a work of absolute genius. Who else could have found a way to fit the word "midichlorian" into a song?