eBay (song)

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Song by "Weird Al" Yankovic
from the album Poodle Hat
Released May 20, 2003
Format Download
Recorded March 21, 2003[1]
Genre Comedy, pop
Length 3:36
Label Volcano Records
Songwriter(s) "Weird Al" Yankovic, Max Martin, Andreas Carlsson
Producer(s) "Weird Al" Yankovic

"eBay" is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic. It is a parody of "I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys. In it, the narrator describes how he impulsively purchases unneeded (and bizarre) items on eBay (among them being "Shatner's old toupee" and "a Kleenex used by Dr. Dre"). The song was taken from his eleventh studio album Poodle Hat.


Released in 2003, "eBay" debuted at number fifteen on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles several years later, due to the number of digital downloads it received.[2]

Music video[edit]

The song "eBay" was performed live at eBay Live! 2003. A portion of this performance can be seen at the beginning of the CNBC documentary The eBay Effect: Inside a Worldwide Obsession.[3] No official video has been produced.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 15

See also[edit]