List of "Weird Al" Yankovic Polka Medleys - "The Alternative Polka"

"The Alternative Polka"
Song by "Weird Al" Yankovic from the album Bad Hair Day
Released March 12, 1996
Format Cassette, CD
Recorded January 3, 1996
Genre Comedy, polka
Length 4:50
Label Scotti Brothers

"The Alternative Polka" is the sixth polka medley recorded by "Weird Al" Yankovic. It appears on his 1996 album, Bad Hair Day. The medley primarily consists of alternative rock songs, with the title being a reference to the genre.

The following songs are contained in the medley:

  • "Loser" by Beck
  • "Sex Type Thing" by Stone Temple Pilots
  • "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
  • "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails
  • "Bang and Blame" by R.E.M.
  • "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette
  • "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • "My Friends" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "I'll Stick Around" by Foo Fighters
  • "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden
  • "Basket Case" by Green Day
  • "Ear Booker Polka" by "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • "The Alternative Polka" was originally going to have an interpretation of the Weezer song "Buddy Holly" between "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" and "My Friends". However, Rivers Cuomo decided against the idea at the last minute, forcing Yankovic to edit the song out of the medley. Weezer, however, was thanked in the liner notes since the layout had been prepared beforehand. Weezer later allowed Al to include their hit "Beverly Hills" in the polka medley from Straight Outta Lynwood. On August 22, 2009, Al released the "unmixed, physically-deleted-from-the-master-tape 'Buddy Holly' polka" on Twitter.

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