Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (Brownsville Mix)

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song name Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Brownsville Mix
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (EP), Don't Let's Start (EP) [Elektra 10" Re-issue]
year 1990
run time 5:12
sung by John Flansburgh, John Linnell


  • Contains samples from Janet Jackson, "The Walk" by The Time, and "The Robots" by Kraftwerk. The "This is a recording" is from "Got to Get a Knutt" by New Birth.
  • The "white tornado" sample at the beginning was a commercial parody by Bob McFadden and Bryna Raeburn called "Tornado" (from the Audio Fidelity Records album "Fast, Fast, FAST Relief from TV Commercials" (AFLP 2112, 1963)).

Song Themes

Body Parts, Cities, Colors, Educational, Geography, History, Kingdom Of Loathing Reference, Language, New York City, Oxymorons, Paradoxes, And Contradictory Statements, Questions, Remixes, Songs With Samples, TMBG Remakes


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Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (Brownsville Mix) is currently ranked #851 out of 910. (26 wikians have given it an average rating of 6.58)