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Dare To Be Stupid
(AA) Dare To Be Supid
Studio Album by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Released June 18, 1985
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)
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 Viynl 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 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

ChartsEdit

AwardsEdit

U.S.A. Canada
Gold None
Platinum None

TriviaEdit

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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