I'm Def

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song name I'm Def
artist They Might Be Giants
releases 1985 Promotional Demo Tape #4, 1985 Demo Tape, Free When You Call From Work
year 1985
run time 1:25
sung by John Flansburgh; unknown Dial-A-Song solicitor


  • Flansburgh: "This song was probably written the second I heard the term 'I'm Def.' In 1984, the rap lingo in my community was coming fast and furious and 'I'm Def' seemed like one of the more fucked up new kinds of slang. The song, though, has no relationship to rap music. [...] Even though the title is drawn from this popular culture reference, it's relationship to it is completely tangential, which is the core of what makes They Might Be Giants a hard band to explain." (ICE Newsletter, 1996)
  • "I'm Def features yet another unsolicited phone message, this one from a froggy voiced songwriter who is probably somebody famous by now." — Then liner notes

Song Themes

Altered Voice, I Am, Music, Occupations, Songs With Samples, Telecommunication


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