David Byrne, B-52’s for Simpsons compilation

'Testify' is due out in September

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and the B-52’s have contributed songs to a forthcoming compilation of original songs from the past nine seasons of ‘The Simpsons’ television programme.

Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin and ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic also appear on ‘The Simpsons: Testify’, which is due out in the US on September 18.

In addition, comedian Ricky Gervais features on two of the more than three-dozen songs on the album, reports Billboard.

The album release is set to coincide with the premiere of the 19th season of ‘The Simpsons’ in the US.

The tracklisting is:

‘The Simpsons Main Title Theme’


‘The Very Reason That I Live’ (featuring Kelsey Grammer)

‘He’s the Man’ (featuring Shawn Colvin)

‘Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl’

‘The Simpsons End Credits Theme’ (performed By Los Lobos)

‘Ode to Branson’

‘Sold Separately’

‘Island of Sirens’

‘They’ll Never Stop the Simpsons’

‘You’re a Bunch of Stuff’

‘What Do I Think of the Pie?’

‘Baby Stink Breath’

‘Tastes Like Liberty’


‘Homer & Marge’ (featuring ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic)

‘Everybody Hates Ned Flanders’ (featuring David Byrne)

‘I Love To Walk’

‘Marjorie’ (featuring Jackson Browne)

‘The President Wore Pearls’ medley

‘Glove Slap’ (featuring the B-52’s)

‘O Pruny Night’

‘America (I Love This Country)’

‘America Rules’

‘Welcome to Moe’s’

‘We Are the Jockeys’

‘Song of Shelbyville’

‘A Star Is Torn’ medley

‘Who Wants A Haircut?’ (featuring Baha Men)

‘My Fair Laddy’ medley

‘Springfield Blows’

‘King Of Cats’ (Itchy & Scratchy medley)

‘Lady’ (featuring Ricky Gervais)

‘You Make Me Laugh’

‘Lady Riff’ (featuring Ricky Gervais)

‘Poppa, Can You Hear Me?’

‘Yokel Chords’ medley

Previously unaired bonus tracks:

‘Hullaba Lula’ (featuring Kelsey Grammer)

‘Song of the Wild Beasts’

‘Dancing Workers’ Song’

‘Oldies and Nudies’

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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