Aerosmith: ‘Sweet Emotion’ It might sound like maracas, but the shaker sound you hear in this Aerosmith song.
Jimi Hendrix: ‘Crosstown Traffic’ Hendrix reportedly used a kazoo built by himself using a comb.
Gorillaz: ‘Clint Eastwood’ The melodica, also known as blow organ/key flute, is very present in the band’s 2001 single.
Backstreet Boys: ‘The Call’ Flatulence can be heard in ‘The Call.’ AJ McLean recalls.
Nirvana: ‘Drain You’ If you listen carefully, you might notice a peculiar sound in this Nirvana song.
Soundgarden: ‘Spoonman’ If you’re thinking spoons, you guessed it right! The song features a Seattle street.
Radiohead: ‘No Surprises’ The British band used a glockenspiel in their song ‘No Surprises.
Missy Elliott: ‘Work It’ The rapper uses a sample of an elephant trumpet to bleep a word in the song.
Pixies: ‘Velouria’ The band used a theremin, which makes cool sci-fi sounds. It’s operated by controlling.
The Beach Boys: ‘Good Vibrations’ The Beach Boys also used the theremin in their 1966 hit.
The Troggs: ‘Wild Thing’ This classic garage rock song features a solo recorded using an ocarina.
Nicki Minaj: ‘Anaconda’ In case you haven’t noticed, you can hear a loon bird call in this song.
Neil Young: ‘Harvest Moon’ The singer-songwriter used the sound of a broom sweeping across sandpaper in this song.
Dido: ‘If I Rise’ You play it like a piano and it sounds like a guitar. Meet the harpejji. Dido likes it, apparently.
Boney M: ‘Rasputin’ The balalaika is a folk instrument from Russia. Still, it has a place in disco.