Best They Might Be Giants Songs

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 Istanbul (Not Constantinople) 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

2 Don't Let's Start Don't Let's Start
3 Dr. Worm Dr. Worm
4 Ana Ng Ana Ng
5 Boss of Me Boss of Me
6 Particle Man Particle Man

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

7 Can't Keep Johnny Down Can't Keep Johnny Down
8 Where Your Eyes Don't Go Where Your Eyes Don't Go
9 Purple Toupee Purple Toupee
10 Dinner Bell Dinner Bell

The Newcomers

? Destination Moon Destination Moon
? Birdhouse in Your Soul 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.

The Contenders

11 Man, It's So Loud in Here Man, It's So Loud in Here
12 Statue Got Me High Statue Got Me High
13 James K. Polk James K. Polk
14 You're on Fire You're on Fire
15 Dead Dead
16 The Guitar The Guitar
17 The End of the Tour The End of the Tour
18 The Mesopotamians The Mesopotamians
19 Why Does the Sun Shine? Why Does the Sun Shine?
20 Pencil Rain Pencil Rain
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List StatsUpdated 24 Feb 2017

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Birdhouse in Your Soul
2. Dr. Worm
3. Ana Ng
1. You're on Fire
2. Where Your Eyes Don't Go
3. Dead
1. Birdhouse in Your Soul
2. Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
3. Don't Let's Start

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