World Cafe Playlist for 12/26/2023

“Weird Al” Yankovic and Killer Mike with host Raina Douris

All Week on World Cafe, we’re revisiting our favorite interviews of 2023. Up next, what do Madonna, Queen, and Don McLean all have in common? “Weird Al” Yankovic has parodied them and countless others during his nearly 5-decade long career. Weird Al joins us to talk about his life, his career, his songwriting process, and the recent film, “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”. Plus, Killer Mike talks about his album, Michael, which tells the story of how a young Michael Render, an all-American boy growing up in Atlanta, became the rapper known as Killer Mike.

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Today’s Playlist
The Knack “My Sharona” Get The Knack
Weird Al Yankovic “My Bolgona” Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (soundtrack)
Elton John “Funeral for a Friend” Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Weird Al Yankovic “Belvedere Cruisin'”
Weird Al Yankovic “Another One Rides the Bus” Weird Al Yankovic
Weird Al Yankovic “Another One Rides the Bus” Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (soundtrack)
Weird Al Yankovic “Eat It” “Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-D
Weird Al Yankovic “White & Nerdy” Straight Outta Lynwood
Weird Al Yankovic “Dare To Be Stupid” Dare To Be Stupid
Weird Al “Now You Know” Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (soundtrack)
Queen “Another One Bites The Dust” The Game
TLC “Waterfalls” CrazySexy Cool

Hour Two
Stevie Wonder, “Boogie On Reggae Woman”, Fulfillingness’ First Finale
Killer Mike, “Don’t Let The Devil”, Michael
Curtis Mayfield, “We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue”, Curtis
Killer Mike, “Down By Law”, Michael
Outkast, “The Whole World (feat. Killer Mike)”, Big Boi and Dre Present…Outkast
Outkast, “Snappin’ and Trappin’ (feat. Killer Mike & J-Sweet)”, Stankonia
Killer Mike, “Scientists and Engineers (feat. Future and Eryn Allen Kane)”, Michael
The Roots, “The Seed 2.0”, Phrenology
Killer Mike, “Something for Junkies”, Michael
Killer Mike, “High and Holy”, Michael
Michael McDonald, “I Keep Forgetting (Every Time You’re Near)”, If That’s What It Takes
Curtis Mayfield “Superfly” Super Fly
Say She She, “Reeling”, Reeling
Nina Simone, “O-o-h Child”, Nina Simone Remixed and Reimagined