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    66 Musicians Who Played Themselves On "The Simpsons"

    After 24 seasons, it'd be easier to list who HASN'T been on the show. It's still unclear whether or not Michael Jackson counts, though.

    1. Tony Bennett

    Season 2, Episode 5: "Dancin' Homer"

    2. Ringo Starr

    Season 2, Episode 18: "Brush With Greatness"

    3. Aerosmith

    Season 3, Episode 10 "Flaming Moe's"

    4. Sting

    Season 3, Episode 13 "Radio Bart"

    5. Spinal Tap

    Season 3, Episode 22 "The Otto Show"

    6. Tom Jones

    Season 4, Episode 7 "Tom Jones"

    7. Linda Ronstadt

    Season 4, Episode 9 "Mr. Plow"

    8. Barry White

    Season 4, Episode 20 "Whacking Day"

    9. David Crosby

    Season 4, Episode 21 "Marge in Chains"

    10. Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Season 4, Episode 22 "Krusty Gets Kancelled"

    11. Bette Midler

    Season 4, Episode 22 "Krusty Gets Kancelled"

    12. George Harrison

    Season 5, Episode 1 "Homer's Barbershop Quartet"

    13. The Ramones

    Season 5, Episode 4 "Rosebud"

    14. James Brown

    Season 5, Episode 7 "Bart's Inner Child"

    15. Robert Goulet

    Season 5, Episode 10 "$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)"

    16. James Taylor

    Season 5, Episode 15 "Deep Space Homer"

    17. Tito Puente

    Season 6, Episode 25 "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"

    18. Paul McCartney

    Season 7, Episode 5 "Lisa the Vegetarian"

    19. Paul Anka

    Season 7, Episode 6 "Treehouse of Horror VI"

    20. Smashing Pumpkins

    Season 7, Episode 24 "Homerpalooza"

    21. Sonic Youth

    Season 7, Episode 24 "Homerpalooza"

    22. Peter Frampton

    Season 7, Episode 24 "Homerpalooza"

    23. U2

    Season 9, Episode 22 "Trash of the Titans"

    24. The Moody Blues

    Season 10, Episode 10 "Viva Ned Flanders"

    25. Cyndi Lauper

    Season 10, Episode 11 "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken"

    26. Dolly Parton

    Season 10, Episode 12 "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday"

    27. Elton John

    Season 10, Episode 14 "I'm With Cupid"

    28. NRBQ

    Season 11, Episode 8 "Take My Wife, Sleaze"

    29. Britney Spears

    Season 11, Episode 12 "The Mansion Family"

    30. Bachman Turner Overdrive

    Season 11, Episode 13 "Saddlesore Galactica"

    31. Shawn Colvin

    Season 11, Episode 14 "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily"

    32. Kid Rock and Joe C.

    Season 11, Episode 19 "Kill the Alligator and Run"

    33. The Who

    Season 12, Episode 2 "A Tale of Two Springfields"

    34. N'Sync

    Season 12, Episode 14 "New Kids on the Blecch"

    35. R.E.M.

    Season 13, Episode 3 "Homer the Moe"

    36. Phish

    Season 13, Episode 16 "Weekend at Burnsie's"

    37. Tom Petty

    Season 4, Episode 2 "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation"

    38. Elvis Costello

    Season 4, Episode 2 "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation"

    39. Lenny Kravitz

    Season 4, Episode 2 "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation"

    40. Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

    Season 14, Episode 2 "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation"

    41. Brian Setzer

    Season 4, Episode 2 "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation"

    42. Little Richard

    Season 14, Episode 7 "Special Edna"

    43. Blink-182

    Season 14, Episode 11 "Barting Over"

    44. “Weird” Al Yankovic

    Season 14, Episode 17 "Three Gays of the Condo"

    45. David Byrne

    Season 14, Episode 18 "Dude, Where's My Ranch?"

    46. Jackson Browne

    Season 14, Episode 20 "Brake My Wife, Please"

    47. Brave Combo

    Season 15, Episode 15 "Co-Dependent’s Day"

    48. 50 Cent

    Season 16, Episode 9 "Pranksta Rap"

    49. Fantasia

    Season 16, Episode 18 "A Star is Torn"

    50. Mandy Moore

    Season 17, Episode 22 "Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play"

    51. Metallica

    Season 18, Episode 1 "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer"

    52. The White Stripes

    Season 18, Episode 2 "Jazzy and the Pussycats"

    53. Ludacris

    Season 18, Episode 22 "You Kent Always Say What You Want"

    54. Lionel Richie

    Season 19, Episode 1 "He Loves to Fly and He D’ohs"

    55. Plácido Domingo

    Season 19, Episode 2 "Homer of Seville"

    56. The Dixie Chicks

    Season 19, Episode 16 "Papa Don’t Leech"

    57. Coldplay

    Season 21, Episode 11 "Million Dollar Maybe"

    58. Kara DioGuardi & Randy Jackson

    Season 21, Episode 23 "Judge Me Tender"

    59. The Flight of the Conchords

    Season 22, Episode 1 "Elementary School Musical"

    60. Katy Perry

    Season 22, Episode 8 "The Fight Before Christmas"

    61. Ted Nugent

    Season 23, Episode 10 "Politically Inept With Homer Simpson"

    62. Lady Gaga

    Season 23, Episode 22: "Lisa Goes Gaga"

    63. The Decemberists

    Season 24, Episode 7 "The Day the Earth Stood Cool"

    64. Sonny Rollins

    Season 24, Episode 19 "Whiskey Business"

    65. Justin Bieber

    Season 24, Episode 20 "The Fabulous Faker"

    66. Sigur Rós

    Season 24, Episode 21 "The Saga of Carl Carlson"