#93 – Gorillaz – “Clint Eastwood” – (2001)

Gorillaz is one of the weirdest music acts ever. Why? Because they are a “virtual band.” The music is an always-changing mix of hip-hop, rock and electronica. Weirder still, it was founded by the lead singer of Brit Pop band Blur and a comic book artist. This song features vocals by Damon Albarn (of Blur) with hip-hop vocals supplied by Del the Funkee Homosapien. When this song came out, many people didn’t know what to make it – but many people loved it. The half-creepy cartoon video was everywhere. I have no idea why it’s called “Clint Eastwood” but it became a worldwide smash: #1 in Italy, Norway, and Spain and a top five hit in Austria, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, Romania, Switzerland, the UK and the American Modern Rock chart (as well as Europe as a whole).

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