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The Hamilton Soundtrack Gets the “Weird Al” Yankovic Treatment With a New Polka Medley

Songwriter/actor Weird Al Yankovic attends Disney Pixar's 'Coco' premiere.
Weird Al … exander Hamilton.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda has been a fan of “Weird Al” Yankovic since he was in ninth grade, and now he has good reason to geek out as an adult: Yankovic has recorded “The Hamilton Polka,” a medley of songs from Miranda’s hit musical with a polka twist. Yankovic sings every part, from “Weird” Alexander Hamilton to Aaron Burr to all three of the Schuyler Sisters. (The raspberry noise after “And Peggy!” is a particularly nice touch.)

Yankovic is well known for his polka medleys, which he has been dropping since his 1984 album In 3-D. The newest release is part of Miranda’s series of “Hamildrops,” which will introduce new Hamilton content to the world once per month until December 2018. Previous releases have included “Ben Franklin’s Song” by The Decemberists and the video for “Wrote My Way Out” from the Hamilton Mixtape.

Marissa Martinelli is a Slate editorial assistant.