Yankovic, Frankie / Best Of..., the
Album: Best Of..., the   Collection:World
Artist:Yankovic, Frankie   Added:Jul 2004
Label:Columbia Legacy  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-23 Pull Date: 2004-10-25 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 24 Oct 10 Oct 3 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 12 Sep 5 Aug 29
Airplays: 1 2 2 2 1 1 5 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 03, 2017: Traditions
You Are My Sunshine
4. Apr 12, 2006: the evil Twins
Bar Room Polka
2. Jul 16, 2008: Baptism of Solitude
In Heaven there Is no Beer
5. Oct 19, 2004: At the Cafe Bohemian
Just Because
3. Nov 17, 2006: Carrots & Sticks... But Mostly Sticks
Too Fat Polka, Who Stole the Keeshka?
6. Oct 09, 2004: Morning Glory
In Heaven there Is no Beer

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-07-27
It’s almost impossible to sit still or be in a bad mood when you listen to these bouncy, infectiously upbeat dance tunes. Sure, polka can be kitschy, but that’s part of its charm. Here the late, great Polka King sings and plays with what can only be called “gusto.” Go ahead, you know you want to play this…

*1. Happy, fun, a great representative of the rest of the CD.
2. The lively and un-PC “she’s too fat for me” polka.
*3. A sweet mid-tempo love song w/old-fashioned charm.
4. Bright and bouncy…like a skating rink song.
*5. Big, fun and deliciously cheesy. It’s a classic.
6. Instrumental mid-tempo waltz. Nice organ-based shmaltz.
*7. A funny. Lightly bouncy song about getting drunk.
*8. Another classic w/claps, vocals and lots of fun.
9. Slower, an old-fashioned love song w/nice flourishes.
10. An energetic, toe-tapping romp.
11. Doris Day on vocals in a happy version of a standard.
12. Sweet ode to the girl he left behind.
*13. Warm, bright & catchy.
*14. Wacky, weird, and wonderful fun. Yay!

Track Listing
1. Just Because   8. Hoop-Dee-Doo
2. Too Fat Polka   9. Blue Skirt Waltz
3. Smile Sweetheart Smile   10. Silk Umbrella
4. Cafe Polka   11. You Are My Sunshine
5. In Heaven there Is no Beer   12. The Girl I Left Behind
6. Jo Ann Waltz   13. Dance Dance Dance
7. Bar Room Polka   14. Who Stole the Keeshka?