"Weird Al" Yankovic Similar Artists

They Might Be Giants - 66% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Flansburgh (6 May 1960, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA) and John Linnell (b. 12 June 1959, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA) formed this New York, USA-based band in 1984 after an initial meeting in Massachusetts. The duo took the band’s name from a 1971 George C. Scott movie. Their original intention to recruit a full band was abandoned, but Linnell learned the accordion a Read more

Monty Python - 63% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy Soundtracks Spoken Word
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Adam Sandler - 49% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy
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The Simpsons - 46% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy Soundtracks
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Stephen Lynch - 44% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy Comedy Pop / Rock
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Barenaked Ladies - 43% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Taking their name from a childhood slang term for a naked woman, the Barenaked Ladies are, in fact, five strapping lads from Scarborough, near Toronto, Canada. They were formed in 1988 by songwriters Steven Page (22 June 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals) and Ed Robertson (b. Lloyd Edward Elwyn Robertson, 25 October 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/ Read more

Tom Lehrer - 42% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy Spoken Word Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Andrew Lehrer, 9 April 1928, New York City, New York, USA. Lehrer was a song satirist who also recorded a number of albums during the 50s and 60s. Having graduated from Harvard University, Lehrer then taught mathematics there. Having trained on piano, he began to perform song satires of his own for colleagues at the college. They enjoyed his songs, so Lehrer recorded Read more

The Presidents Of The United States Of America - 38% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Seattle, Washington, USA, this alternative rock band broke into the US and UK charts in 1995 with their no-nonsense riff-laden music. Chris Ballew (Christopher Ballew, 28 May 1965, USA; vocals/basitar (two-string bass)) told Billboard that ‘Ever since I was a kid, I’d make up songs about pigs, monkeys, and chickens with my brother. In years of writing son Read more

Spinal Tap - 36% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Oingo Boingo - 34% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in Los Angeles, California, USA, this new wave band’s prolific, if unspectacular, career was centred on the compositional skills of leader Danny Elfman (Daniel Robert Elfman, 29 May 1953, Los Angeles County, California, USA; guitar/vocals). The band’s history went back to 1972, when Danny’s brother Rick Elfman (b. Richard Elfman, 6 March 1949, Los Angele Read more

Bob Rivers - 29% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal
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The Muppets - 28% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Allan Sherman - 27% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Allan Copelon, 30 November 1924, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 21 November 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA. Allan Sherman enjoyed a lucrative career during the 60s with his self-penned parodies of popular and folk songs. After his parents’ 1930 divorce, Sherman lived with his mother and attended 21 different schools in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Miami. After att Read more

Tenacious D - 26% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Los Angeles, USA-based comic rock duo, affectionately known by their fans as the D, is the creation of actors Jack Black (Thomas J. Black Jnr., 28 August 1969, Hermosa Beach, California, USA) and Kyle Gass (b. 14 July 1960, Walnut Creek, California, USA). The two met at acting class and decided to form their own spoof rock band, making their live debut in 1994. The duo Read more

Robin Williams - 24% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy Comedy
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