In 1983, Weird Al Yankovic came out with his first CD, a self-titled album which featured parodies of hits songs. "'Weird Al' Yankovic" featured songs such as "Ricky," a parody of "Mickey" by Toni Basil, and "Another One Rides the Bus," a parody of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust."
Yankovic became an instant hit. He released other CDs such as "Even Worse," which included a parody of Michael Jackson's "Bad" known as "Fat"; "Running with Scissors," which included "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi," a parody of "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)," by The Offspring; and "Poodle Hat," on which he made one of his most famous parodies, "Couch Potato," a version of Eminem's hit song "Lose Yourself."
His new CD is "Straight Outta Lynwood," released in September. The first hit off the CD is "White & Nerdy," a parody of "Ridin' Dirty" by Chamillionaire. His video shows a nerd who is too white but wants to try to fit in with the gangstas.