It's not often the sound of a wildebeest makes it into a major recording artist's album but you can hear one on Paul Simon's So Beautiful Or So What disc. The American singer-songwriter explained to Mojo magazine: "In that song 'Rewrite,' the 'doom' sound on the end of the 'doodle-e-doom' part throughout the track is a wildebeest we recorded on a family holiday. In the studio it was all 'More wildebeest!' 'Too much wildebeest!'"
"Islands in the Stream" was originally written by The Bee Gees as an R&B song. It was originally written by the brothers for Marvin Gaye, however it was recorded instead as a duet by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton with the Gibb Brothers also contributing vocals.