Time for some comedy
Weird Al Yankovic is a comic songwriter and singer from the USA. He is best known for his parodies of popular songs. His career started in 1976 when Californian radio personality, Dr. Demento played a homemade tape of Al's original song Belvedere Cruisin' on his radio show. This lead to more radio appearances and to his first commercial release in 1979 and has had hit records in every decade since then.
Yoda was originally released on the 1985 album Dare to be Stupid. It is a parody of the 1970 song Lola by The Kinks. It is based on the 1980 movie The Empire Strikes Back, where Luke Skywalker is meets, and is coached by, Yoda. The song was originally recorded as a demo in 1980, just after the release of the movie, but Weird Al received permission from George Lucas but was denied permission by Ray Davies‘ music publisher so the song wasn’t officially released until Weird Al met Ray and asked why he had refused permission, Ray replied that he had never been asked and didn’t have a problem with it, so the song was then released 5 years late. This version is the original demo version with only accordion as accompaniment, the album version used a full band and was musically closer to the original song.
You can buy Yoda on iTunes (the album version).
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