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Nothing But the Music
U Stink with the Backstreet Boys on Stage
Artist Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs (writers),
Fern (Holly G. Frankel), with accompaniment by other characters, (performer)
Runtime 1:40 (U Stink Version), 2:07 (Backstreet Boys version)
Played in Arthur, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

"Nothing But the Music" is the signature and only song of the band U Stink. Fern sings lead vocals, Binky plays the clarinet, Molly plays the lead guitar, Francine plays the drums, and Mrs. MacGrady plays the keyboard. The group was managed by Muffy.

U Stink perform the song several times, most notably at a Lakewood PTA fundraiser. They perform the song one last time with the Backstreet Boys, for whom they were asked to open a concert.

"Nothing But The Music" is released to the public on Brain's mixtape "Sundae Hits" in the episode "Breezy Listening Blues."


The song was written by Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs.

Character's Singing Role In This Song[]

Fern - lead vocals and backing vocals

Binky - backing vocals and lead clarinet

Molly - backing vocals and lead electric guitar

Francine - backing vocals and lead drums

Mrs. MacGrady - backing vocals and lead keyboard

Backstreet Boys - deut lead vocals backing vocals



Lyrics[]

U Stink Version[]

We see the pretty boys, we see the Barbie girls,
Climbing their way up the charts

We see the videos,
Where all the fashion plates
Lip-sync their ways to your hearts

Well, no offense to them,
And no offense to you
Don't take it personally

But when it comes to rock,
And when it comes to roll,
Don't need to sell it,

'Cause it's born to be free!
(Free, free)

Don't want nothing but the music!
Don't need the shiny limousine!
Don't want nothing but the music!
Love it or leave it,
The music is all I need

The TV interviews, the glossy magazines
We see the stars' every move
The Grammys piling up,
The money pouring in
But tell me, what does it prove?

'Cause real rock 'n' roll
Is all about your soul
So hey, when push comes to shove

Forget about the fluff,
The music is enough
I'm sticking with the stuff
That dreams are made of,
It's love!

Don't want nothing but the music!
Don't need no People Magazine!
Don't want nothing but the music!
I'm pledging allegiance,
The music  is all I need!

Nothing but the music!

Backstreet Boys Version[]

[Verse 1 - Fern]
We see the pretty boys, we see the Barbie girls,
Climbing their way up the charts

We see the videos,
Where all the fashion plates
Lip-sync their way to your hearts

Well, no offense to them,
And no offense to you
Don't take it personally

[Pre-verse 1 - Kevin]
But when it comes to rock,
And when it comes to roll,
Don't need to sell it,

'Cause it's born to be free!
(Free, free)

[Chorus - Fern, Kevin, A.J., Brian and Howie]
Don't want nothing but the music!
Don't need the shiny limousine!
(Shiny limousine)
Don't want nothing but the music!
Love it or leave it,
The music is all I need

[Verse 2/1 - Brian]
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah once upon a time,
Turned on the radio
When I was feeling so down
(When I was feeling so down)

[Verse 2/2 - Howie]
And all at once I heard
The future calling out
My heart filled up with the sound
(With the sound)

[Verse 2/3 - Kevin]
Might play a stadium,
Or audience of one
But one thing I know is true

[Verse 2/4 - A.J.]
No matter who you are,
The music is the star

[Pre-verse 2/4 - Nick]
And we're just here
To let the music shine through!
(Shine through)

[Chorus - Fern, Binky, Molly, Mrs. MacGrady, Francine, Kevin, A.J., Brian, Howie and Nick]
Don't want nothing but the music!
(Yeah)

Don't need no People Magazine!
(No magazine)
Don't want nothing but the music!
I'm pledging allegiance,
The music is all I need!
(Need, yeah)

Don't want nothing but the music!
Don't need some hip and trendy scenes
(Hip and trendy scenes)
Don't want nothing but the music!
I'm pledging allegiance,
The music is is all I need!
(Need, yeah)

Nothing but the music!
(The music, the music, the music)
Nothing but the music!
(The music, the music, the music)
Nothing but the music!

(WOO!)

Video[]

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"Nothing but the Music"

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Arthur - "Nothing But the Music" ft. Backstreet Boys

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