“Weird Al” Yankovic delivered in his bizarre way.
It is no secret that “Weird Al” Yankovic and Lin-Manuel Miranda are friends and mutual admirers. In fact, the two were hanging out together when they found out that they would be getting stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The friendship between these two is the kind of musical collaboration and bromance the world deserves and it has been great seeing the kinship grow on social media.
That being said, it was only a matter of time until Yankovic took a swing at “Hamilton” and created a funny version of the wildly successful broadway show. Well, wait no longer. Jimmy Fallon and Miranda released a reaction video of themselves listening to “The Hamilton Polka” for the first time. The first listen is as hilarious as you’d expect from Yankovic.
Gone are the hip-hop vibes from the soundtrack replaced with accordions and wind instruments meant to give it a very Bavarian feel. Miranda, the Puerto Rican brain behind “Hamilton”, spends the whole video laughing hysterically at how his music sounds with the anglo-styled upgrade.
“The Hamilton Polka” is a five-minute speed round of the entire “Hamilton” musical. Yankovic was able to boil down the entire musical into five minutes and did not lose any of the integrity of the story, which is not an easy feat.
This is all part of Miranda’s Hamildrop series which allows for a collection of various artists to come up with different versions of the “Hamilton” music in their genres. Some of the artists included in this series are Nas, The Decemberists, Dave East and Aloe Blacc.