THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
2002-The song has never been released as a single in the UK, but did reach Number 84 on downloads in 2012.
Best Bit-At 1.56. Yes I am well aware this is not the best song in the world, it’s not even the 499th best.
Tenacious D are the duo of Jack Black, and Kyle Gass who first met in 1986, and then again in the early 1990’s, when both were members of ‘The Actor’s Gang’ theatre company. They both connected musically and formed the duo in 1994, taking their stage name from ‘tenacious defence,’ which is a well known phrase used by ‘NBA’ basketball sports presenter Marv Albert. As Tenacious D the duo have achieved great success, hosting their own three season television series between 1997-2000, released by ‘HBO,’ and in 2006 they starred in their own film’Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny.’ They have released four studio Albums between 2001-2018, two of which reached the Billboard 200 Album chart top 10, there has also been one live Album as well to date.
Jack Black was born on August 28th, 1969, in Santa Monica, California, United States, he has been even more successful as an actor, with two of his many starring roles coming in the films ‘Shallow Hal,'(2001,) and ‘School of Rock'(2003.) Kyle Gass was born on July 14th, 1960, in Castro Valley, California, United States, he too has appeared in movies, as well as performing in two other bands, the ‘Kyle Gass Band,’ and ‘Trainwreck,’ releasing studio Albums with both.
‘Tribute’ was the first single released by Tenacious D, and can be filed under the musical genre of ‘Comedy Rock,’ but don’t be fooled into thinking that they are just a novelty comic act. They have toured, opening for acts including The Foo Fighters, and Beck, and have used many top musicians to accompany them on their Albums. David Grohl played on the duo’s self titled debut Album, as well as this single, playing guitar, and drums, he also appears in the songs famous video, playing the part of the devil.
‘Tribute’ finds Black and Gass hitchhiking down the road when Satan appears and tells them to play the best song in the world, or he will eat their souls. Having nothing to lose by trying, the duo play the first thing that comes into their heads,the devil is impressed thinking it is the best song in the world, but the duo having panicked and forgotten what the best song was, playing another song instead as a tribute.
‘And the peculiar thing is this my friends, the song we sang on that fateful night, it didn’t actually sound anything like this song.’