Weird Al Yankovic's 3 most underrated songs on his birthday

Monday is "Weird Al" Yankovic's birthday, and music definitely wouldn't be the same without him. "Weird Al" is the master parodist of our generation, and he's also come up with quite a few original songs, all of which have left their mark on the music world in one way or another. In honor of his birthday, here are the three most underrated "Weird Al" songs that need to be on your playlist.

3) "Frank's 2000" TV"

This isn't just one of Al's most underrated songs, it may be one of his best. The story of a man who bought an obscenely huge TV appeals to everyone who's ever wanted an obscenely huge TV, and there are some great pop culture references in the song, like how big Robert de Niro's mole would be on a 2000-inch screen. But the music is great, too. There's just something about "Frank's 2000" TV" that makes it sound so chill, and puts the audience immediately at ease. It's impossible to listen to without a smile on your face, while also contemplating the challenges of owning a television bigger than humanly possible. Enjoy it by playing the video above.

2) "Your Horoscope For Today"

Music fans don't need a sign to tell them that "Your Horoscope For Today" is chaotically hilarious. Coming at you a mile a minute with lines like "The stars predict tomorrow you'll wake up, do a bunch of stuff and then go back to sleep," this song expertly pokes fun at the utter vagueness of most horoscopes. But it also paints all these hilarious pictures along the way. Why is somebody's fiancee hurling a javelin through their chest? What about the guy whose tongue freezes to the back of a speeding bus? And there can't be such a thing as tuna-flavored pudding, right? Al gets points for just being able to sing this song at its frenzied pace, but it also showcases how great of a storyteller he is.

1) "Harvey The Wonder Hamster"

This is Al's shortest song, clocking in at 22 seconds long. However, that doesn't stop it from being utterly addictive. The tiny tale of Harvey the Wonder Hamster is just so random and so brief that it leaves the audience in a giggling fit well after the song is over. Sometimes, less is more and this is one of those cases. And in case you were wondering, there is a real Harvey.

The good news for fans is that you can enjoy some of these songs live in 2018. "Weird Al" Yankovic is embarking upon the "Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour" in February, taking his original songs to venues nationwide, and the best seats to some of the biggest shows are on sale now at AXS. You can learn more about the tour here.

Below are "Weird Al" Yankovic's upcoming tour dates, with select dates now on sale through AXS:

Feb. 27 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Bardavon 1869 Opera House
March 01 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
March 02 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Resort Casino
March 03 - Portsmouth, NH - Music Hall
March 04 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
March 07 - Montreal, QC, Canada - Place Des Arts - Theatre Maissonneuve
March 09 - Toronto, ON, Canada - Danforth
March 10 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
March 11 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
March 13 - Buffalo, NY - University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
March 14 - Ithaca, NY - State Theatre
March 16 - Atlantic City, NJ - Caesars Atlantic City
March 17 - Long Island, NY - The Paramount
March 18 - Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre
March 20 - Washington, DC - Music Center at Strathmore
March 23 - New York, NY - Apollo Theater
March 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Palace Theatre
March 25 - Cleveland, OH - Playhouse Square (Ohio Theatre)
March 26 - Lexington, KY - Lexington Opera House
March 28 - Louisville, KY - Brown Theatre
March 29 - Indianapolis, IN - Center for the Performing Arts
March 30 - Champaign, IL - Virginia Theatre
March 31 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place
April 02 - Rochester, MN - Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall
April 03 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theatre
April 04 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theatre
April 06 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
April 07 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
April 10 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
April 12 - Wabash, IN - Honeywell Center
April 13 - Chattanooga, TN - Walker Theater
April 14 - Augusta, GA - Miller Theater (Click here for tickets)
April 15 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
April 17 - Nashville, TN - Nashville Comedy Fest
April 19 - Springfield, MO - Gillioz Theatre
April 20 - Longview, TX - Letourneau University Belcher Center
April 21 - Austin, TX - Moontower Comedy Festival
April 22 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center (Click here for tickets)
April 24 - Houston, TX - Stafford Performing Arts Center
April 26 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
April 27 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre (Click here for tickets)
April 28 - Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theater
April 29 - Kansas City, MO - Folly Theater
May 01 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre (Click here for tickets)
May 03 - Grand Junction, CO - Avalon Theatre
May 04 - St. George, UT - Tuacahn Ampitheatre at Tuacahn Center for the Arts
May 05 - Tucson, AZ - Fox Tucson Theatre
May 06 - Santa Fe, NM - Lensic Performing Arts Center
May 08 - Phoeniz, IZ - Mesa Arts Center (Ikeda Theatre)
May 09 - Palm Springs, CA - McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts
May 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel (Click here for tickets)
May 12 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
May 15 - Sacramento, CA - Crest Theatre
May 17 - Monterey, CA - Golden State Theatre
May 18 - Turlock, CA - Turlock Community Theatre
May 19 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
May 20 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre
May 22 - Redding, CA - Cascade Theatre
May 24 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
May 25 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
May 26 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
May 27 - Spokane, WA - Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox
May 29 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
May 31 - Calgary, AB, Canada - Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
June 01 - Regina, SA, Canada - Casino Regina
June 02 - Edmonton, AB, Canada - River Cree Resort and Casino
June 03 - Medicine Hat, AB, Canada - Esplanade Theatre
June 05 - Winnipeg, MB, Canada - Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts
June 06 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Theatre
June 08 - Columbia, MO - Jesse Auditorium
June 09 - Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom
June 10 - Green Bay, WI - Meyer Theatre

For more on "Weird Al" Yankovic, visit his artist page at AXS