They Might Be Giants

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They Might Be Giants
From left: John Flansburgh and John Linnell
Background information
Also known as
  • TMBG
  • El Grupo De Rock and Roll
OriginBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Years active1973–present

They Might Be Giants are an new wave band that live in Brooklyn, New York. The five original band members, John Flansburgh, John Linnell, Dan Miller, Danny Weinkauf and Brian Doherty, officially formed the band in 1973.

The band has been given two Grammy Awards, one for the children's album Here Comes the 123s and the other for the theme song of Malcolm in the Middle.

Charting singles[change | change source]

Year Title Chart positions Album Notes
US Modern Rock UK Singles Chart Australian ARIA Charts
1980 "Everything Right is Wrong Again" - - - They Might Be Giants First charting single
1981 "Ana Ng" 11 - - Lincoln
1983 "Birdhouse in Your Soul" 3 6 125 Flood Highest-charting single
1983 "Twisting" 22 - -
1983 "Istanbul" - 61 -
1986 "The Statue Got Me High" 24 - - Apollo 18
1987 "Snail Shell" 19 - - John Henry
1994 "Boss of Me" - 21 29 Music from Malcolm in the Middle
1994 "Man, It's So Loud in Here" - - 87[1] Mink Car
2003 "Birdhouse in Your Soul" - 70 - Flood Re-entry following the song's use in an advertisement for Clarks Shoes

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pandora Archive" (PDF). August 23, 2006. Archived from the original on February 21, 2002. Retrieved July 17, 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

Other websites[change | change source]