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Dare To Be Stupid
(AA) Dare To Be Supid
Studio Album by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Released June 18, 1985 (record, CD, and cassette by CBS)
March 12, 1991 (CD and cassette by BMG)
1996 (CD and cassette by Warner Bros.)
March 1999 (CD and cassette by BMG)
2006 (CD by Sony)
Recorded January 1985 - March 1985
Length 37:02
Format Vinyl, Cassette, CD
Record Label Rock 'n' Roll Records / Scotti Brothers
Catalog Number FZ 40033 (Vinyl) (first release)
5208-2-SB (Scotti Brothers reissue)
32005-2 (Volcano reissue)
Producer Rick Derringer
Lead Single Like A Surgeon
Previous Album "Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D
Next Album Polka Party
Dare To Be Stupid is "Weird Al" Yankovic's third studio album, including the hit single Like A Surgeon. The album was originally released on Vinyl and Cassette and eventually CD. It was also re-issued on CD on the label Volcano Records. The album included 6 singles, being the record of the most singles on one Weird Al album.

SinglesEdit

  1. This Is The Life
  2. Like A Surgeon
  3. I Want A New Duck
  4. One More Minute
  5. Hooked On Polkas
  6. Dare To Be Stupid

TracksEdit

No. TitleWriter(s)Parody of Length
1. "Like A Surgeon"  Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly, "Weird Al" YankovicLike A Virgin by Madonna 3:32
2. "Dare To Be Stupid"  YankovicStyle parody of Devo 3:25
3. "I Want A New Duck"  Chris Hayes, Huey Lewis, YankovicI Want A New Drug by Huey Lewis and the News 3:04
4. "One More Minute"  YankovicStyle Parody of Elvis Presley-Like Doo-wop 4:04
5. "Yoda"  Ray Davies, YankovicLola by The Kinks 3:58
6. "George Of The Jungle"  Stan Worth, Sheldon Allman, YankovicCover of titular television theme 1:05
7. "Slime Creatures From Outer Space"  YankovicStyle Parody of 50s Sci-Fi Soundtracks 4:23
8. "Girls Just Want To Have Lunch"  Gordon Sumner, YankovicGirls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper 2:48
9. "This Is The Life"  YankovicStyle Parody of 1920s and 1930s music 3:06
10. "Cable TV"  YankovicStyle Parody of Randy Newman and Hercules by Elton John 3:38
11. "Hooked On Polkas"   Can be found here. 4:23

PersonnelEdit

  • "Weird Al" Yankovic – Accordion, Keyboards, Theremin, Vocals, Background Vocals
  • Rick Derringer – Guitar, Producer
  • Steve Jay – Banjo, Bass, Background Vocals
  • Jim West– Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz – Percussion, Drums
  • Tony Papa – Engineer
  • Donald Lane – Art Direction
  • Lou Beach – Illustrations
  • Dennis Keeley – Photography
  • Warren Luening – Trumpet
  • Joel Peskin – Clarinet
  • Gary Herbig – Clarinet, Saxophone
  • Pat Regan – Synthesizer
  • Bill Scott – Yodeling
  • Al Viola – Banjo
  • The Glove - Scratching
  • The Waters Sisters – Background Vocals
  • Belen Alvarez – The Queen

ProductionEdit

  • Producer - Rick Derringer
  • Management - Jay Levey Associates

AwardsEdit

U.S.A.
Gold
Platinum

See AlsoEdit

Studio Albums

"Weird Al" Yankovic (1983)"Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D (1984)Dare To Be Stupid (1985)
Polka Party! (1986)Even Worse (1988)Peter and the Wolf (1988)
UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff (1989)Off The Deep End (1992)
Alapalooza (1993)Bad Hair Day (1996)Running With Scissors (1999)Poodle Hat (2003)
Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)Alpocalypse (2011)Mandatory Fun (2014)

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