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"Weird Al" Yankovic - "Melanie"


"Weird Al" Yankovic Melanie

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

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Author Notes

GUITAR: kueller
PREVIEW VIDEO: MrPrezident
 
"Melanie" is a stalker's twisted love song to his neighbor Melanie. He falls in love with a girl he sees through his telescope and then becomes so obsessed with her that he goes through her garbage to learn more about her and tries to impress her by tattooing her name on his forehead. Once again, Al’s slightly morbid sense of humor comes shining through in the end, with the lovesick sap singing, “You wouldn’t listen when I promised to be true / I couldn’t stand it, so I jumped out from the sixteenth story window / Right above you.” The punchline…? “Now I may be dead, but I still love you.”
 
It's one of Al's few songs that might be rated PG-13 if it were a movie. Al added in an interview; "Sometimes I have an alternate verse to a song that I only sing to my friends".



7 Comments

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cjhux1979
April 22, 2018

Thank you for another, love it

Instant Classic!  Fun note: The "Essentials" collection royally ****ed up this song, as the remastering of it sounds incredibly digitized.  Thankfully the "Squeeze Box" version of this was 1,000% better.  Thanks for another INCREDIBLE custom!

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Mandrag
April 22, 2018
Thanks for this treat. The song also feels like a sibling to "Do I creep you out", except that one is a spoof ofc...
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AJFOne23
April 22, 2018

Thanks everyone this was a last minute substitution so I'm glad you guys are digging it. On a side note my girlfriend and I will be seeing Al live next month. I recently found out she loved him so I had to take her with me. Lesson: if you're mate shares your passion for Al they're a keeper :)

I'll be seeing him in June!  I love the fact that you're providing most of his originals, since that's basically what the tour is about!

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AJFOne23
April 23, 2018

I'll be seeing him in June!  I love the fact that you're providing most of his originals, since that's basically what the tour is about!

 

That was a happy coincidence. I didn't know about the tour until after I picked the songs and started working on them. This tour is my dream come true!

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fakedrummer89
May 8, 2018

well charted drums thanks!