5 songs that feature hidden musical guests

Virgin Radio

15 Jan 2019, 17:22

There are several artists that have unexpectedly featured on tracks in the past that you would never have realised until you were told, so we take a look back at the successful songs with the most surprising guests.

1.  Jimmy Page in 'I Can't Explain' by The Who

Before Led Zeppelin, Page did a stint of guest guitar features for bands like The Kinks but one that tops them all has to be his secret guitar feature on The Who's first single. 

2. Noel Gallagher in 'Up&Up' - Coldplay

As seen in Coldplay's documovie, Noel laid down a HUGE guitar solo in the band's track 'Up&Up'. 

3. Taylor Hawkins on 'If It Makes You Happy' - Sheryl Crow 

Before his Foo Fighters days, Taylor Hawkins did a stint of drumming on tour with the likes of Alanis Morrisette, but he joined up with Sheryl to play drums on one of her biggest hits. 

4. Eddie Van Halen on 'Beat It' - Michael Jackson 

Possibly the most known out of this list, Eddie Van Halen was asked to add a guitar solo to Jackson's track. When he originally got the call he thought it was a prank call... 

5. Paul McCartney on 'Respectable For The Respectable' - Super Fury Animals 

As secret features goes... this one is one of the weirdest. You'd think the legendary Beatle would be playing an instrument or on vocals.. nope... in this track you can hear Paul chewing on some celery. 


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