Such A Groovy Guy

Album: "Weird Al" Yankovic (1983)
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Songfacts®:

  • This original cut from Weird Al Yankovic's debut album is about a guy who treats his girlfriend terribly, but he has so little self awareness that he can't understand why she'd want to break up with him. Al based the tune on a real self-proclaimed "groovy guy." He told AV Club in 2011:

    "That was written for a woman that I was dating at the time, and it was about her old boyfriend, who… I'm a little leery to give away too many details here, because I'm not sure he knows the song's about him. But basically he had done all sorts of kind of horrible things to her, and then when she broke up with him, he couldn't understand it and, this is a quote, 'I'm such a groovy guy! Why would you break up with me?' So that song, I wrote it for her basically, just to amuse her."
  • The album marked the beginning of Yankovic's partnership with Rick Derringer (of The McCoys), who produced a total of six albums for the musical comic before they parted ways ahead of 1992's Off The Deep End.

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