The recent announcement that Lady Gaga will appear as herself on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons (“Lisa Goes Gaga”) sent us wandering down memory lane. Over the past few decades, there has been no shortage of musical talent on the show. From Aerosmith to “Weird” Al, the cameos have spanned several generations and nearly all genres.
In honor of the massive amount of musical star power that has appeared on The Simpsons, here’s a rundown of the 72 musical guest stars who have awkwardly found themselves touring through Springfield.
Note: We didn’t count repeat appearances. Sorry, Weird Al.
Tony Bennett stops by just long enough to sing the Capitol City theme song.
As a teenager, Marge gave up her dream of becoming a painter when she received no reply from Ringo Starr after sending him his portrait for his opinion. Several years later she receives kind words from Starr when he comes across her work while catching up on fan mail.
Homer is sent to a mental health facility after Bart causes his white shirts to turn pink in the wash. There, he rooms with a man who thinks he is Michael Jackson. For contractual reasons, he was not credited until much later.
With Homer’s secret drink recipe in hand, he turns Moe’s into Springfield’s hottest nightspot attracting the likes of Aerosmith and a very boozy Edna Krabappel.
When Bart creates a hoax that a little boy has fallen down a well, Sting and other celebrities team for the charity single, “We’re Sending Our Love Down the Well.”
Spinal Tap comes through Springfield, even though they’re not sure what town they’re in.