Best They Might Be Giants Songs

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They Might Be Giants (a.k.a TMBG) is an alternative rock band that has been together since 1982 (30 years as of 2012), and are one of the most prolific bands of all-time in recordings (over 500 original songs). For first decade of its existence, the band was only composed of two members: John Flansburgh on guitar and John Linnell on accordion or saxophone (accompanied only by a drum machine). A full ensemble was formed after the release of Apollo 18, their forth studio album.

Perhaps their most popular song is "Boss of Me," their Grammy Award-winning song that is best known for serving as the theme song for the successful sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle."

The Top Ten

1 Birdhouse in Your Soul

Very catchy very creative. It takes a great musician and lyricist to be able to create a song in the perspective of something as unusual as a nightlite - queen11

This is one of the best rock/alternative rock songs in the world, and defintly the best TMBG song.

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2 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Excellent remake from a big band hit from the 40s. This is the version from Flood, not Severe Tire Damage. - queen11

Anyone who doesn't love this song, hasn't hear it. It so catchy, you'll be listening to it all day!

This is an awful song and the actual name of the City is CONSTANTINOPLE jerks do you know what istabul means it means to the City a alternate name of CONSTANTINOPLE

This is one of my favorite and one of the greatest songs ever. It is the band's best song, and is so great.
1. Istanbul
2. Whistling in the Dark
3. Birdhouse in Your Soul

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3 Don't Let's Start

One of the catchiest, most upbeat and cheerful-sounding songs I've ever heard, just makes me smile

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4 Doctor Worm

Dr Worrmm yyyeess me big fan doh

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5 Ana Ng UListen to Sample
6 Where Your Eyes Don't Go UListen to Sample
7 Can't Keep Johnny Down

They haven't yet built the man, that'll keep this ranking down.

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8 Purple Toupee UListen to Sample
9 Boss of Me
10 Particle Man

Catchy, philosophical, and above all, funny. There is so little sense of humor in pop. This is refreshingly different.

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The Contenders

11 Dinner Bell UListen to Sample
12 You're on Fire UListen to Sample
13 James K. Polk UListen to Sample
14 The Guitar UListen to Sample
15 The End of the Tour UListen to Sample
16 Dead UListen to Sample
17 Man, It's So Loud in Here UListen to Sample
18 Statue Got Me High UListen to Sample
19 Fingertips UListen to Sample
20 Why Does the Sun Shine? UListen to Sample
21 Pencil Rain UListen to Sample
22 The Mesopotamians UListen to Sample
23 I Should Be Allowed to Think UListen to Sample
24 Hopeless Bleak Despair
25 Metal Detector

By my opinion the best tmbg song, but one of the best songs of all time... After 'American pie' of course.

26 Call You Mom UListen to Sample
27 Everything Right is Wrong Again UListen to Sample
28 Subliminal UListen to Sample
29 Twisting

Should probably be above Particle Man

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30 (She Was A) Hotel Detective UListen to Sample
31 They'll Need a Crane UListen to Sample
32 No One Knows My Plan UListen to Sample
33 Erase UListen to Sample
34 Lost My Mind UListen to Sample
35 She's an Angel UListen to Sample
36 Older UListen to Sample
37 Spider UListen to Sample
38 Your Racist Friend UListen to Sample
39 Sleeping In the Flowers UListen to Sample
40 Hovering Sombrero UListen to Sample
41 Experimental Film

Homestar Runner.

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42 Spiraling Shape UListen to Sample
43 See the Constellation

Quite underrated - MaxStickies

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44 Instanbul UListen to Sample
45 Snail Shell UListen to Sample
46 They Might Be Giants UListen to Sample
47 Rhythm Section Want Ad

Lovely accordion bridge by JL.

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48 I Palindrome I UListen to Sample
49 Someone Keeps Moving My Chair UListen to Sample
50 Santa's Beard UListen to Sample
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51 listings
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Birdhouse in Your Soul
2. Doctor Worm
3. Ana Ng
queen11
1. Doctor Worm
2. James K. Polk
3. The End of the Tour
Infinity183
1. You're on Fire
2. Where Your Eyes Don't Go
3. Dead
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