Dire Straits' guitarist Mark Knopfler specifically asked to play guitar on Yankovic's parody.

Song written and performed by George Michael, from his 1987 debut solo album of the same name.

- Faith (George Michael song)

Artists and videos parodied included Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle", ZZ Top's "Legs", The Beatles' "Your Mother Should Know", George Michael's "Faith", Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love", Prince's "When Doves Cry" and "1999", Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime" and "Girlfriend is Better", Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer", Billy Idol's "White Wedding" and "Rebel Yell", INXS's" Mediate", and Randy Newman's "I Love L.A.".

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"Weird Al" Yankovic

American singer, musician, and actor who is known for humorous songs that make light of pop culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts.

Yankovic performing in 2010
Yankovic's "classic" look before eye surgery: with glasses, mustache and short, curly hair; used from 1979 to 1998
Yankovic, photographed by Kyle Cassidy
Yankovic performing "The Saga Begins" in Auckland, New Zealand, on March 10, 2007. Both Don McLean and George Lucas have reportedly expressed approval of the parody.
Coolio reacted negatively to "Amish Paradise", feeling it undermined the serious message of the original song.
Weird Al wearing his "Atlantic Records Sucks" shirt during a performance of "You're Pitiful", in 2007, at the Ohio State Fair
A screenshot of LimeWire PRO, showing a large number of parodies misattributed to Yankovic, as well as numerous misspellings of his surname (February 2007)
Weird al on The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour

While Yankovic released an associated soundtrack album, UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff, it was not as successful as his previous albums.

Addicted to Love (song)

Song by English rock singer Robert Palmer released in 1986.

Cover art for UK and European editions (photographer: Peter Ashworth)
Palmer performing the song live.

The models were also used in the spoof of the video in "Weird Al" Yankovic's UHF wearing glasses and moustaches.

Jim West (guitarist)

Canadian guitarist best known for working with "Weird Al" Yankovic.

West performing guitar for "Yoda" in traditional Jedi robes on March 10, 2007

UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff

Steve Jay

American bassist, best known for working with "Weird Al" Yankovic.

UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff

UHF (film)

1989 American comedy film starring "Weird Al" Yankovic, David Bowe, Fran Drescher, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards, Stanley Brock, Gedde Watanabe, Billy Barty, Anthony Geary, Emo Philips and Trinidad Silva; the film is dedicated to Silva, who died shortly after filming wrapped.

Theatrical release poster

Yankovic also released a quasi-soundtrack for the film in late 1989, titled UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff, which featured songs (and commercials) from the movie as well as his own new, unrelated studio material.

Off the Deep End

Seventh studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released in 1992.

Nirvana felt that they had "made it" when Yankovic parodied "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (1992, P.B. Rage)

Recorded between June 1990 and January 1992, the album was a follow-up to the unsuccessful soundtrack to Yankovic's 1989 film UHF.

Jimmy Zavala

American musician.

He also played live as part of Rod Stewart's band and appears on "Weird Al" Yankovic's albums "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D, Dare to Be Stupid and UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff.

List of "Weird Al" Yankovic polka medleys

Polka-style medleys of cover songs are a distinguishing part of American musician, satirist, parodist, and songwriter "Weird Al" Yankovic's catalog.

It appears on his sixth studio album, UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff.

Stand (R.E.M. song)

Song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released as the second single from the album Green in 1989.

It was parodied by "Weird Al" Yankovic as the song "Spam" on the album UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff.

Polka Party!

Fourth studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released on October 21, 1986.

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The others include the soundtrack to his film UHF (1989) and Poodle Hat (2003).