Dare To Be Stupid

Album: Dare To Be Stupid (1985)


  • Although many of Weird Al's songs directly parody other songs, he also parodies song styles. This song is a parody of the Devo style. The video makes clear links to Devo costumes and videos. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Dale - Milwaukee, WI
  • In the Behind the Music special on Weird Al, Mark Mothersbaugh said that this song was, "more Devo than Devo." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Daniel - North Hollywood, CA - check out our Devo interview

Comments: 7

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1985 {December 29th} 'Weird Al' Yankovic performed "Dare To Be Stupid" on the ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    "Dare To Be Stupid" was track two of side one on his third studio album, 'Dare To Be Stupid', the album peaked at #50 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
    One track from the album made Billboard's Top 100 chart, "Like A Surgeon", it reached #47 in July of 1985...
    Between 1983 and 2014 the Downey, California native had eleven records on the Top 100 chart, one* made the Top 10, "White & Nerdy", it reached #9 {for 1 week} on October 15th, 2006...
    Alfred Matthew 'Weird Al' Yankovic celebrated his 60th birthday two months ago on October 23rd, 2019...
    * He came close to having a second Top 10 record when his "Eat It" peaked at #12 in April of 1984...
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxIn honor of this song, I went out and sold some wine before its time.
  • Matthew from Milford, Ma"And this victory will be the delicious mustard on that sandwich! The MUSTARD OF YOUR DOOM!!!"
  • Joshua from Chico, CaThis song was used in the old animated Transformers movie.
  • Ralph from Newton, MaThis is probably Al's best style piece. It captures Devo's style in both sound and lyrics. Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo says that that song came out when Devo was unable to recreate their own sound and he hates Al for being able to do them better than they could at that difficult time for the band.
  • Bob from Wheaton, Misince my stroke 8 years ago I can now understand Weird Al.

  • Nathan from L-burg, KyI bought Dare To Be Stupid at walwart and i just laughed my head off when i heard it
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