Lizzo and 8 other memorable musician cameos on The Simpsons

The simpsons just aired its groundbreaking 34th season on Fox. For over 30 years, America’s favorite family has entertained the world. The series’ subversive yet oddly sane humor and exposure to ever-changing pop culture have kept the cartoon sitcom fresh.

For many celebrities, appearing as a character on the show is the ultimate sign that they left their mark on pop culture forever. The series has notably attracted a variety of music greats – too many to name! – about his 750 episodes so far. From industry legends to hip artists, the best in the music world have made Springfield a more melodic place.


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9 Lizzo

Lizzo on the couch with the Simpsons

LizzoThe uncompromisingly fun and powerful brand of pop, hip-hop and R&B has made her a superstar. Her flute playing, body positivity, and infectious hits have earned her some well-deserved Grammys. She is also a fashion designer for her brand Yitty and has acted in films such as hustlers and as Captain Bombardiers (JackBlack) Woman in The Mandalorian.

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Lizzo appears in the 750th episode of the series, “Homer’s Adventures Through the Windshield”. She voices herself and a talking elf doll who appears to Homer during a near-death experience. Lizzo is also subsequently allowed to sing and play the flute, leading to an outburst Bret McKenzie-penned banger titled “That Was Marge, B*tch!”

8th Sigur Ros

Icelandic rock band Sigur Ros on The Simpsons

Icelandic post-rock artists Sigur Ros Create unique soundscapes that feel anthemic and lush. frontman JonsiThe stirring vocals are performed in a made-up language, Hopelandish, giving their music an otherworldly, magical quality. The band is preparing for an orchestral tour of Europe and North America.

Sigur Ros’ performance is particularly unique as they manage to provide the soundtrack of an entire episode. 2013’s “The Saga of Carl” will be voiced by the band. The band’s contribution to this episode is particularly fitting considering that the episode follows Homer’s drinking buddy Carl on a trip to Iceland to trace his family history.

7 Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga on The Simpsons

Lady Gaga is a king of modern music. Her wild, always surprising pop combined with avant-garde fashion made her an instant icon. She is also an accomplished actress and received an Oscar nomination for her performance in The Movie A star Is Bornfor which she won the Oscar for best song.

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Mother Monster got an entire episode of the series as a guest star. In Lisa Goes Gaga, Lady Gaga visits Springfield and helps Lisa regain her confidence after her attempt to be more popular at school backfires. Despite its excellent guest star, this episode is known to be the lowest rated episode of the entire series on IMDb.

6 Smash pumpkins

Homer Simpson and the Smashing Pumpkins in

The Smashing Pumpkins are one of the still enduring bands of the 90’s alternative rock scene. albums like Siamese Dream And Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Unlock universal feelings of fear and alienation. The band has seen some lineup changes and shifts in sound over the years, but they can still fill arenas.

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The episode “Homerpalooza” follows Homer as he attends a rock festival as a supporting actor, even against the doctor’s orders. One of the bands he tours with is the original Smashing Pumpkins; Homer immediately gets an iconic exchange with her frontman. “Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins.” “Homer Simpson, smiling politely.”

5 green day

Green Day falls to its doom at the beginning of The Simpsons film

Bay Area symbols green day are one of the most popular punk bands in the world. The trio of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike DirntAnd Tre Cool Bring you like with hit albums dookie, american idiotAnd collapse of the 21st century. The band has won multiple Grammys and even created a hit Broadway musical based on their songs.

Green Day has a memorably tragic cameo appearance The Simpsons Movie. As the film begins, the band performs the iconic theme tune on a barge on Lake Springfield and then begin to talk about environmental awareness. Unfortunately, the townspeople don’t take her message very kindly and end up throwing garbage at her, sinking the barge and killing her. titanic-Style.

4 “Odder” Al Yankovic

The weird Al Yankovic appears in The Simpsons

“Odder” Al Yankovic is the world’s preeminent music parody artist. From “Eat It” to “White and Nerdy,” Al’s hilarious renditions of popular music have endeared him across generations. The current biopic Strange: The Al Yankovic Story parodies both his life and musical biographies as a whole genre.

In the episode “Three Gays of the Condo,” Homer has a marital spat with Marge and moves in with Julio and Grady, two gay men who teach him the queer experience. Marge hires Al to sing a song about her love for Homer to win him back. This episode received critical acclaim and won a 2003 Primetime Emmy.

3 Michael Jackson

Homer smiles and opens the car door for Michael, voiced by Michael Jackson, in front of a crowd in Season 3 Episode 1 of The Simpsons.
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Michael Jackson remains one of the most iconic and controversial figures in all of music. His iconic dance skills, music videos, and stage presence helped make his iconic albums so popular thriller And Bad are among the best-selling in history. He is commonly referred to as the “King of Pop”.

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In the episode “Stark Raving Dad”, Homer is committed to a psychiatric hospital for wearing a pink shirt to work. He ends up sharing a room with Leon Kompowski, a man who thinks he is Michael Jackson. In addition to writing the episode’s “Happy Birthday Lisa” song, Jackson actually provided his voice for the role, but due to contractual issues, his vocal performance was uncredited – the episode credits “John Jay Smith” instead. The episode’s cameo was iconic at the time, but has since been pulled from streaming due to poor aging.

2 cold play

Coldplay on the Simpsons

The mainstays of British alternative rock cold play are one of the most successful bands of the 21st century. frontman Chris Martinguitarist Johnny Bucklanddrummer Becomes championand bassist Guy Berryman have given the world such anthemic hits as “Viva La Vida”, “Fix You” and “My Universe”. A hit song like “Yellow” goes particularly well with a guest appearance by the band The simpsons.

The band appear in the episode “Million Dollar Maybe” in which Homer wins the lottery and immediately spends his winnings on gifts for himself and his family, including a private Coldplay concert. In a very hilarious exchange, Homer wonders if someone like him could join Coldplay, and Chris asks Homer if he’d like to play tambourine for the band. Homer declines, saying, “I told someone like me, I didn’t say that.” Me.”

1 Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney and Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons

One of the most successful songwriters in music history, Paul McCartney, was the bassist for The Beatles, arguably the greatest band of all time. His post-Beatles career was also incredibly successful, with projects like his band wing and many successful solo albums. It’s no surprise at all that a legend like Paul shows up on The Simpsons.

The third Beatle to appear in the series (after bandmates George Harrison And Ringo Starr), Paul appeared in the episode “Lisa the Vegetarian” together with his wife, Linda McCartney.Paul works in the rooftop garden at the Kwik-E-Mart and helps validate Lisa’s decision to become a vegetarian. The Beatle only agreed to appear in this popular episode if the decision to make Lisa vegetarian became a permanent trait on the show, which the producers were happy to do.

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Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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