Clap Your Hands

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From the "No!" enhanced CD
Screenshot from the Here Come The ABCs video

song name Clap Your Hands
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song, No!, TMBG Unlimited - March, No! Preview, Here Come The ABCs, TMBG Clock Radio, A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants: Melody, Fidelity, Quantity, Idlewild
year 2002
first played June 27, 2002 (387 known performances)
run time 1:22
sung by John Flansburgh


Trivia/Info

  • Before this song was given lyrics, its riff was used in the third and eleventh episode of the first season of Malcolm In The Middle. This version is on Music From Malcolm In The Middle (Promo) as "Four Track Mind".
  • Video animated by The Chopping Block (Included on No! enhanced CD.)
  • The video on the Here Come The ABCs DVD was done by Brandon Martinez & Michelle Hammond (Colourmovie) with additional animation by Steve Kusuma.
  • A video of the song was created for "BlueStock 2004" for Nick Jr.
  • Often used to open live shows, and previously noted in TMBG concerts as the "TMBG National Anthem".
  • Flansburgh likes to insert swear words in this seemingly children's song. "Oh shit, clap your hands!" and "Damn, y'all, stomp your feet!" regularly make it into live shows.
  • Was used in a series of 2003 Gap Kids commercials.
  • A clip of the song can be heard in the film Dumb and Dumberer.

Song Themes

Hands, Jumping, Onomatopoeia, Songs With Handclaps, TV And Movie Themes

Videos

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