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'The Simpsons' is more than a TV programme to many, and not least of its cultural impact is all the musical references...

The Simpsons Music - The Stars:

Lisa Simpson is the musical talent in 'The Simpsons (together with the late, lamented Bleeding Gums Murphy)', but Homer Simpson's work with The B-Sharps shouldn't be forgotten, though as a group they were really covered by Barney Gumble! Homer has quite a plaintive little voice. His brief rendition of 'The End' by The Doors was a tear-jerking moment, as was his psychedelic rendition of Billy Joel's 'Uptown Girl'...for different reasons. Marge, unfortunately, is no great singer, but she is a trier. Apu is a quality performer, and he was wasted at the Kwik-e-Mart.

Notable appearances from music celebrities included Barry White, who kindly saves the snakes from a whacking, and used his impossibly deep voice to coax them to safety. Paul & Linda McCartney talked with compassion about their vegetarianism, Spinal Tap, Spinal Tap, and U2's Bono and Homer - well, the Irish ledge didn't like Homer did he?

Sideshow Bob, voiced with relish by Kelsey Grammer, probably has had the best singing role to date. His ego being massaged by a cunning Bart, he sang all the songs from Gilbert & Sullivan's opera, 'The HMS Pinafore' - at the request of Bart, who was merely buying time to save himself.

Here's a list of some of 'The Simpsons' finest work on CD, available from and inferior musical guests such as U2, Sting, Tony Bennett, Elton John, Paul McCartney, etcetera!

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A selective list of Simpsons music folk:
Tony Bennett, Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Sting, Spinal Tap, Tom Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Barry White, David Crosby, Bette Midler, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Harrison, The Ramones, James Brown, James Taylor, Paul & Linda McCartney, Paul Anka, Peter Frampton, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr, U2, The Moody Blues, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, The B-52's, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Willie Nelson, The Who, R.E.M., Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Little Richard


The Simpsons DVDs available from - in association with

'Simpsons - Series 11 DVD' Simpsons - Season 11 - Complete ~ David Silverman
'The Simpsons - The Complete Tenth Season Collector's Edition DVD' The Simpsons - The Complete Tenth Season Collector's Edition [1998] ~ Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner
'The Simpsons Movie DVD' The Simpsons Movie [2007] ~ Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner
'The Simpsons Series 9 DVD' The Simpsons - Season 9 ~ Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner

More Simpsons DVDs

The Simpsons Season 1 - The Complete First Season DVD

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The Simpsons Season 2 - The Complete Second Season DVD

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The Simpsons Season 3 - The Complete Third Season DVD

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Simpsons CDs available from and; blue links lead to, green links lead to

The Simpsons: Songs In The Key Of Springfield - Original Music From The Television Series
Songs in the Key of Springfield

The Simpsons: The Yellow Album
The Yellow Album



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