"Weird Al" Yankovic Similar Artists

They Might Be Giants - 64% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Children's Music 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 - 58% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

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

Genres: Comedy Comedy Pop / Rock
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The Presidents Of The United States Of America - 40% 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

Barenaked Ladies - 39% 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 - 38% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy Spoken Word
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

Adam Sandler - 37% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy
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The Simpsons - 31% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy Soundtracks
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Oingo Boingo - 29% 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

Flight of the Conchords - 27% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Musical comedy act formed in the late 90s by college friends Bret McKenzie (29 June 1976, New Zealand) and Jemaine Clement (b. 10 January 1974, New Zealand). The duo’s unerring ear for musical parody and their penchant for visual gags was established in their early live shows and quickly struck a chord with music and comedy audiences. By the turn of the new millennium t Read more

William Shatner - 26% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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While it’s tempting to dismiss the musical ramblings of William Shatner as mere novelty, as with the self-deprecating man himself, the true nature of Shatner’s recordings is darker, more complex. While it’s hard to take his Captain Kirk-era album THE TRANSFORMED MAN, with all its pompous poetry and oddball psychedelics, too seriously, his 21st Century work with B Read more

Robin Williams - 25% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy Comedy
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The Muppets - 25% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Spinal Tap - 24% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bob Rivers - 23% match to "Weird Al" Yankovic

Genres: Comedy Holiday & Seasonal
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