5. 'Smells Like Nirvana'
Weird Al was going through a bit of a slump when the 1990s began. His brilliant movie UHF tanked at the box office and he was starting to be viewed as has-been. In past years, he'd revived his career by writing food-related Michael Jackson parodies, and when "Black or White" hit in 1991 he responded with "Snack All Night," only Jackson refused to sign off on it. Dejected, Weird Al settled for "Smells Like Nirvana," a parody, obviously, of "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Much like the song that inspired it, "Smells Like Nirvana" was the right song at the right moment. It became a massive hit and introduced him to a whole new generation of fans. The video was shot at the same Culver City, California high school where Nirvana filmed their video. They even used some of the same cheerleaders and the janitor, who they dressed in a tutu.