Here’s Your ‘Weird Al’ Polka Party Playlist
August 9 is National Polka Day! A quick Google search only reveals that August 9 is Polka Day, not who decided that the day is a good day to celebrate polka. But, it's here so let's do it.
In case you don't know:
The polka is originally a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. It originated in the middle of the 19th century in Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. Polka remains a popular folk music genre in many European countries...-Wikipedia
What better way to celebrate National Polka Day then to call on the modern master of the polka, Weird Al Yankovic?
On each of his albums, except his self-titled debut and Even Worse, 'Weird Al' does a polka melody of current hit songs. Each one is a transcendent experience that will change the way you look at life and interact with the world. No, really.
Here's a quick playlist to start your own Polka dance-a-thon.
Let's start with the polka medley from Mandatory Fun. It features Psy, Carly Rae Jepsen, Daft Punk and more.
Next from the Alpocalypse album, this polka features Lady Gaga, Pink and Katy Perry.
Al's polkas are so influential that Lin-Manuel Miranda has been shaped by them.
This one from the UHF album is all Rolling Stones songs.
In a genusis move, Al did a polka cover of the Queen classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" on his Alaplooza album.
How about a little time travel back to New Years Eve 1987 and Al's performance of "Polka Party" on MTV?
For all the 90s kids, here the "Alternative Polka!"