The Simpsons has been on the air longer than I have been alive, and during that time has featured some of the most influential and iconic members of the music industry.
The legendary Danny Elfman composed the defining score for the opening credits. Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Paul McCaurtney, Lady Gaga, and Barry White are simply the tip of the iceberg when considering the list of musicians who have had cameo roles on the show. Some performed, some did not.
But many (i.e. me) would argue that the show’s best music didn’t feature any major musical acts at all.