Archive for category: Music

Pop Rewind Podcast: Meeting Weird Al Yankovic

Join us in this Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Podcast where we talk about meeting “Weird Al” Yankovic together on his current tour. What amazing thing did Weird Al say to us that made meeting him the best moment of our lives?! Stay tuned to find out! We also chat about our origin story and how we spent our Friday nights...

Weird Al Songs to Woo Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us yet again. If you’ve waited until the last minute to plan a romantic evening with your partner, don’t worry because Pop Rewind has got you covered! Check out these “Weird Al” Yankovic Songs to Woo Your Valentine (and totally not get you relegated to sleeping on the couch for the rest of the week)....

Our Favorite and Weirdest Instances of Vampires in Popular Culture

Vampires are weird, let’s face it. Here are our picks for the best in pop culture history! Vampira You gotta start at the source of awesome pop culture vampires: Maila Nurmi’s “Vampira” character. Everyone knows Elvira of Movie Macabre fame, but not everyone realizes Elvira is essentially the Part II of Vampira – the original vampiress TV show host. Vampira’s...

Ritz Crackers and the New Kids on the Block: An Existential Crisis

There’s a point in everyone’s life where they realize they’re old. I’ve had brushes with this in the past– hearing Billy Joel on the “oldies” station, attempting to purchase Weird Al’s Mandatory Fun album on CD in 2014 only to have Target employees ask me: “CD, like for a computer?”, and trying to explain what Crystal Pepsi was to 7-11...

Beyond Sonic 3: Did Michael Jackson Write the Music for ANOTHER Sega Genesis Video Game?

We’ve all heard the Michael Jackson Sonic 3 rumors— specifically that Jackson wrote the music for the Sega Genesis video game. While people have come out to verify this information (namely Brad Buxer, who worked on the Sonic 3 music, and said in a 2009 interview that Jackson was involved but didn’t want credit as he was not happy with...

Rockin’ Songs For The One You Love

If you’re burned out on the Kenny G and Barry Manilow already, fear not because there are many other great jams out there to rock out to with your special someone this Valentine’s Day!  We here at Pop Rewind have put together some great choices for you. ALF – You’re The One Who’s Out Of This World ALF knows how...

In An Alternate Universe, Back to the Future Isn’t Lee’s Favorite Movie: it’s Linz’s Favorite Movie

While it’s no shocking revelation that in this universe Lee’s favorite anything is Back to the Future, it is perhaps a shocking revelation that in a universe not so distant from ours, Back to the Future is Linz’s favorite movie. We all know that Back to the Future had some major casting changes. In fact, before they could secure Michael...

Pop Rewind Festive Holiday Party Playlist

It’s the holiday season, which no one has let you forget since November 1. In an effort to fill your ear holes with more holiday music than you could ever want, we present our top holiday music song picks to help out with your holiday party playlist! Cat Hairballs – Ren & Stimpy It’s pretty odd that Ren & Stimpy’s...

Celebrating 17 Years of Chris Gaines

Sometimes there are bits of bizarre pop culture that really stick with you. Maybe it’s Prince changing his name to a Wing Ding, maybe it’s Sinead O’Connor tearing up a photo of the Pope on live television. If you’re like me, it’s definitely when Garth Brooks turned into Chris Gaines. What? Here we go. If I had to break it...

Weird Al Hosts ALTV

At Pop Rewind, we pride ourselves in saving great nostalgia from being totally lost to time.  If ever we had a post that fits that bill, this is it.  We’re taking a look back at some obscure television. Weird Al is known for his funny records, but he essentially has a second career in television.  Heck, even his movie was...