First movie you ever went on a date to The Jerk. First film you saw that really moved you The Maltese Bippy.

WEIRD AL JANKOVIC Back in 1985, when The List was a mere magazine toddler being gently encouraged into the print world, Weird Al Jankovic was releasing his third comedy album. Now back on tour, he tells us who he’d thank when he wins that inevitable Oscar . . .

First thing you think of when someone says the year ‘1985’? Dare to Be Stupid: that was my album that came out in 1985. Last thing you want to be reminded of about 1985 I should have put all my money into Apple stock back then.

First record you ever bought FM & AM by George Carlin. Last extravagant purchase Grande soy caramel macchiato.

Last time you cried at the movies Watching the ending of Inside Out. First thing you do when you’ve got time off work Play games with my daughter.

Last great meal you cooked I make a pretty darn good bean burrito.

First crush Marilyn Juanita Vukelich. Last book you read Mo’ Meta Blues by Ahmir Thompson.

First great piece of advice you were given Don’t pick that, it’ll never heal. Last time you were starstruck Meeting Paul McCartney.

First thing you’d do if you ran the country Delegate my authority to much more competent people. Last meal on earth: what would it be it be Panipuri and strawberry cobbler. Panipuri and strawberry cobbler.

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Last lie you told The Maltese Bippy really moved me. First song you’ll sing at karaoke I avoid karaoke like the plague.

Last time you exploited your position to get something A couple weeks ago, I was standing on the kitchen counter and I figured since I was already up there, I might as well get the salad bowls down.

First time you realised you were famous The day after ‘Eat It’ went into heavy rotation on MTV, I noticed people pointing at me as I waited in line at a fast-food place.

Last time someone criticised your work My concerts get reviewed pretty much every night and they’ve been really positive. First three words your friends would use to describe you ‘Well, Al is . . .

Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it I did NOT need that iron lung. I did First concert you ever attended Firs Elton John at the Los Angeles Elto Forum, circa 1975. Fo

Last time you bought someone La flowers flo My wife, for Mother’s Day. My

First object you’d save from Firs your burning home you My computer hard drive. My

Last funny thing you saw online Las My friend Mike just posted a My hilarious video on Instagram. hila First job Firs Accordion teacher and repo man. Acc

Last person you fantasized about Las My wife. My

First word you spoke Firs Can’t remember, but I’m going to Can guess ‘ostensibly’. gue Last crime you committed Las Jaywalking. Jayw




HAPPY BIRTHDAY We have a jam-packed issue out in November in which we celebrate 30 years of The List and take a look at the Scottish movers and shakers in 2015 with our much-discussed Hot 100. Can Peter Capaldi top our chart for the second year in succession and third time in total or will there be a new champion for us to hail? Plus, we have full coverage of the goings-on at Christmas and New Year across the country.

First book you read for a second time If I Ran the Circus by Dr Seuss.

Last song at your funeral ‘Karn Evil 9’ by Emerson, Lake & Palmer. First person you’d thank in an award acceptance speech The brilliant casting director that had the foresight to hire me for that Oscar-winning movie.

Last thing you recommended to someone Flossing. First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning Where am I?

Last thing you think of before you go to sleep Did I remember to floss? Weird Al Jankovic: Mandatory World Tour, O2 ABC, Glasgow, Fri 9 Oct.