The album titled “Gorillaz” was the first ever album that featured worldwide hits created by the British virtual band Gorillaz back in March, 2001. The album includes the incredibly successful singles “Clint Eastwood”, “Tomorrow Comes Today” and “Rock the House”.
The hit song “Clint Eastwood” bears the name of the legendary actor because it resembles the popular theme music from the movie “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”. The song which is an ultimate mixture of rock, hip hop, dub and electronic music styles was able to sell over 480,000 of the Gorillaz album in the UK alone.
For the hip-hop verses the band used the help of the American underground hip hop MC Teren Delvon Jones who is more famous for his rap alias Del the Funky Homosapien or Sir DZL. Del attributed the big success of the “Clint Eastwood” song to his mother. Before Del set out to write the lyrics of the song his mother gave him a coupon. Del used that coupon to buy a book titled “How to write a hit song”. He then used the knowledge in the book for his creative process and was able to produce the lyrics we all loved. The song became a platinum hit and Del gave his mother the special plaque symbolizing his success as soon as he received it.