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They Might Be Giants


They Might Be Giants (commonly abbreviated to TMBG) is an American alternative rock duo consisting of John Linnell and John Flansburgh that formed in 1982. Best known for an experimental style of pop music sometimes described as "geek rock", the group has found success on the modern rock charts, in the children's music genre, and in theme music for several television programs and films.

TMBG's most well known songs include "Birdhouse in Your Soul" (from the 1990 album Flood), "Don't Let's Start" (from 1986's They Might Be Giants), and "Ana Ng" (from 1988's Lincoln). Their appearances on the show Tiny Toon Adventures also gained recognition for the song "Particle Man" and for their cover version of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)". Their song "Doctor Worm" was a surprise hit in Australia, ranking 13th in the Triple J Hottest 100 for the year 1998. Two TMBG albums have been certified gold: Flood and the 2005 children's music album Here Come the ABCs.

Their song "Boss of Me" served as the theme to the Fox Television Network comedy series Malcolm in the Middle and earned them a Grammy Award in 2002. They have also contributed theme songs to Comedy Central's The Daily Show and Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Higglytown Heroes.

The band was the subject of the 2003 documentary film Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns), directed by AJ Schnack.



They Might Be Giants
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Released: 05/07/04    

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