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The Headline News music video.

Song: Headline News

Running Time: 3:46

Year: 1994

Album: Headline News; Al-In-The-Box; Greatest Hits Vol. 2; Medium Rarities

Parody of: Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm by Crash Test Dummies

Genre: Alternative rock

Lyrics: Lyrics

Video: Yes


Download/Listen: None

Forum: Forum Discussion Page


  • The song tells the story of Michael P. Fay, Nancy Kerrigan, and John Bobbitt, which were all the subjects of the song and of the headlines in the ' 90s.
  • In The Music Video, the kid Pulls Out his spray paint at Gate 27.
  • Dr. Demento makes cameo as one of the people exiting the theater.
  • “Weird Al”’s curly hair was temporarily straightened for this song’s music video.
  • The music video for this song was filmed in an actual school and an actual ice rink.
  • Sometimes when done live, Al will include a verse about Paris Hilton going to prison or Britney Spears shaving her head.
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