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UHF: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Weird Al YankovicAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (March 10, 1992)
  • Original Release Date: July 21, 1989
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Volcano
  • ASIN: B00000I018
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,241 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies
2. Gandhi II
3. Attack Of The Radioactive Hampsters From A Planet Near Mars
4. Isle Thing
5. The Hot Rocks Polka
6. UHF
7. Let Me Be Your Hog
8. She Drives Like Crazy
9. Generic Blues
10. Spatula City
11. Fun Zone
12. Spam

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We got it all on UHF... the soundtrack that is. December 5, 2003
Format:Audio CD
After the middle-of-the-road Even Worse, Al made a movie, UHF, now a cult 80's film, and the soundtrack to it shows him back in form. How many hours did Mr. Yankovic lie awake thinking about how to incorporate the lyrics to the Beverly Hillbillies song to Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing". Mark Knopfler was generous enough, as he also did the guitar for this song!
"Gandhi II" is a TV trailer from the UHF movie. "Next week, on U62, he's back, and this time he's mad. No more Mr. Passive Resistance" and it's done to the melody from Shaft by Isaac Hayes.
"Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters from A Planet Near Mars." Yes, sounds like the title of a bad 1950's UFO movie and if you ever heard "Slime Creatures From Outer Space" from Dare To Be Stupid, you get the idea what kind of song it is. I wonder if Al had a pet hamster and was staring at intently enough to come up with a wacky song. Hamsters the size of a blimp, who play electric guitars, and "think the whole stinkin' world is their exercise wheel"... wow!
"Isle Thing" incorporates a TV song with Tone-Loc's "Wild Thing" and Al's mimicking Mr. Loc's voice is simply funny. "I'm watching that Gilligan's Isle Thing" is the tag line to the chorus. His commentary on the various characters is great, as he says that Ginger and Maryann could've used some funky cold medina. And on the Professor, "If he's so fly, then tell me why he couldn't build a lousy raft?" Hasta la vista, little buddy!
Polka time, and this time it's all Rolling Stones song.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Shuffleboard Hall Of Fame, Poodle Dog Rock... May 20, 2003
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This was my favorite Al-bum, well, until "Poodle Hat" came along, but anyway, it's got one ultra-awesome song, eight great songs, one good song, and three mediocre/bad songs.
1. Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies - 3/5. Gets a little old after a while, but still good.
2. Gandhi II - 5/5. Hilarious clip from the "UHF" film.
3. Attack Of The Radioactive Hamsters From A Planet Near Mars - 5/5. Cute little song. Also notable for the longest title of a Weird Al song.
4. Isle Thing - 3/5. Good lyrics, but I never liked the original.
5. The Hot Rocks Polka - 5/5. One of his best polkas. You'd really appreciate this if you were a Stones fan.
6. UHF - 5/5. Very funny song with a great tune. The music video is one of his most complex and funny.
7. Let Me Be Your Hog - 5/5. The shortest Weird Al song, only 0:17 seconds. It's also one of his stupid.
8. She Drives Like Crazy - 2/5. His voice is a little annoying on this one.
9. Generic Blues - 5/5. One of his best songs. Hilarious suicidal blues number with some witty lyrics.
10. Spatula City - 5/5. Another great clip from the film.
11. Fun Zone - 4/5. Al's only instrumental (if you pretend the "heys" and "yeahs" aren't there).
12. Spam - 5/5. Great REM parody about everyone's favorite lunch meat.
13. The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota - 6/5. Al's seven-minute-long epic tale of a tourist family going out to see the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota. One of my top three Weird Al songs. Pure genius. You are bound to love this awesome song!
So, UHF is worth buying for "Gandhi II", "Attack Of The Radioactive Hamsters From A Planet Near Mars", "The Hot Rocks Polka", "UHF", "Let Me Be Your Hog", "Generic Blues", "Spatula City", "Spam", and "The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Al strikes again! July 3, 2004
By Kevin
Format:Audio CD
UHF was a great movie, and Al topped it off by putting out a great soundtrack. It was great to hear the songs from the movie, such as Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies and UHF, but Al also brought in new parodies and originals to complete this album. He's at his best in the originals. Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters from a Planet Near Mars has a lot of funny moments, as do Generic Blues and The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota. For parodies, Al is seldom funnier than he is in Spam. It is truly an indicator of Al's awesome abilites. This album, just like its corresponding movie, is sadly underrated.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This thirteen track album is one of "Weird Al's greatest masterpieces. For those of you who haven't seen the film you get a few hilarious short sound bites in the form of tracks Gandhi II, Fun Zone (music from Stanley Spadowski's funhouse) and Spatula City. Beverly Hillbillies (parody of Money for Nothing) film clip from the movie along with Let Me Be Your Hog and the UHF song from the credits are the only other tracks actually from the UHF movie. They are all songs you will want to here over and over again.
Other great parodies on this album are Isle Thing (parody of Wild Thing) a song about getting addicted to Gilligan's Island, She Drive's Like Crazy (parody of She Drive's Me Crazy) which sounds just like the Fine Young Cannibals and the ode to manufactured meat entitled Spam (parody of REM's Stand).
Non parodies by Al are also brilliant with the classic tale of American travel track entitled The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota giving you six minutes and forty-eight seconds of a family's three day journey to the glorious huge majestic sphere. Directions to the Twine Ball aren't entirely accurate if like many you decide to make a pilgrimage to the Twine Ball in Darwin but you'll laugh all the way there if playing this album.
Buy this album. You won't be disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Really great songs on this album, I recommend this to any "Weird" Al fans. Enjoy completing your Yankovic collection! :)
Published 11 months ago by Luke
4.0 out of 5 stars Weird Al is a king of parody
Loved the cd, my 22 year old son grew up listening to him with me. We have seen almost a dozen live concerts with Al!!
Published 16 months ago by anthony Marvet
4.0 out of 5 stars A Forgotten Classic
This is some of Weird Al's strongest work from the 1980s. It has some material directly from the movie UHF, but a lot of very good songs as well. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Jason Watts
4.0 out of 5 stars Weird Al Goodness!
Not gonna lie: I'm a HUGE Weird Al fan, but I wasn't a huge "UHF" fan. This soundtrack is pretty brilliant. Read more
Published 18 months ago by AK-Jake
4.0 out of 5 stars YANKOVIC IS SOME SORT OF GUY!!!!
If you buy this album, you will never need any other form of entertainment. Just disconnect your internet access and seal yourself in your room and play this album over and over... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Ruben C. Almaraz
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
A Classic from the master of musical comedy. One of the greatest stupid movies of all time and one of the funniest albums out there.
Published 22 months ago by M. Kodrich
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say, it's Weird Al...
The Husband LOVES Weird Al! I bought this for him for Christmas this past year & he loved it. I have to say if your not a fan than your not going to like it, it is classic W.A. Read more
Published on April 17, 2012 by Volvo owner
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Music for Weird Al fans and Parody fans.
Yes, it's a little old, but true collectors and fans will appreciate it, especially if they've seen the movie, UHF, prior to listening to this.

The CD was good quality. Read more
Published on January 8, 2011 by Ryan Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SOUNDTRACK
this cd is really another studio album with a twist...great "snippits" from the movie and other various songs like "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota. Read more
Published on February 15, 2010 by Alexander Shade
5.0 out of 5 stars Weird Al clasic
This is for the true Weird Al lover. You should have it in your collection if only for "The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota"
Published on April 14, 2008 by Lisa P. Groomes
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