Songs Performed Live

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A sortable list of songs performed live by They Might Be Giants, Mono Puff or John Linnell alongside the first known performance of each song.

Songs[edit]

Song First Known Performance
(She Thinks She's) Edith Head 199904101999-04-10
(She Was A) Hotel Detective 198509131985-09-13
123 Band Intro 201202022012-02-02
2082 202001112020-01-11
32 Footsteps 198509131985-09-13
9 Secret Steps 201306162013-06-16
A Horse With No Name 199207171992-07-17
A Self Called Nowhere 199304211993-04-21
Absolutely Bill's Mood 199207081992-07-08
After Hours Party At The Insect Hospital 19970430a1997-04-30a
AKA Driver 199309141993-09-14
Albany 200409172004-09-17
Alienation's For The Rich 198208??1982-08-??
All Time What 201801172018-01-17
Alphabet Lost And Found 200502232005-02-23
Alphabet Of Nations 200408172004-08-17
Ana Ng 19880623a1988-06-23a
Anaheim 200408172004-08-17
Another First Kiss 20010910a2001-09-10a
Answer 201502222015-02-22
Ant 199209051992-09-05
Apartment Four 200802232008-02-23
Applause Applause Applause 201809202018-09-20
Arkansas (John Linnell) 199910261999-10-26
Asbury Park 200407292004-07-29
Asheville 200409282004-09-28
Atlanta 200409252004-09-25
Au Contraire 200210182002-10-18
Auld Lang Syne 19871231a1987-12-31a
Austin 200407162004-07-16
Authenticity Trip 201501252015-01-25
Avalon 200409182004-09-18
Baba O'Riley 199907101999-07-10
Backstabbing Liar (Mono Puff) 199709191997-09-19
Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) 199603311996-03-31
Bad Liquor (Mono Puff) 199606271996-06-27
Bangs 20010919b2001-09-19b
Bastard Wants To Hit Me 200404162004-04-16
Battle For The Planet Of The Apes 19971122a1997-11-22a
Battle For The Planet Of They Might Be Giants 199812301998-12-30
Battle O' 'Im 200101272001-01-27
Bed Bed Bed 200011232000-11-23
Bee Of The Bird Of The Moth 200604262006-04-26
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes 199710211997-10-21
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered 198809231988-09-23
Bill Cosby Mystery Theme 199503241995-03-24
Bills, Bills, Bills 201504162015-04-16
Birdhouse In Your Soul 198911251989-11-25
Birds Fly 198208??1982-08-??
Black Ops 201308082013-08-08
Blues In 200407072004-07-07
Boat Of Car 199202101992-02-10
Born In A Graveyard 199809151998-09-15
Boss Of Me 199810081998-10-08
Brooklyn 200407302004-07-30
Cabbagetown 198208??1982-08-??
Cage & Aquarium 198710041987-10-04
California Über Alles (John Linnell) 199912061999-12-06
Call You Mom 201212292012-12-29
Can You Find It? 200503242005-03-24
Can't Keep Johnny Down 201107152011-07-15
Can't You See 199604011996-04-01
Canajoharie 201009242010-09-24
Careful What You Pack 200604262006-04-26
Careless Santa (Mono Puff) 199606271996-06-27
Caroline, No 20030928a2003-09-28a
Celebration 201109082011-09-08
Certain People I Could Name 19960314a1996-03-14a
Charleston 200409262004-09-26
Charlottesville 200409242004-09-24
Cherry Pie 199304281993-04-28
Chess Piece Face 198912311989-12-31
Circular Karate Chop 201212292012-12-29
Clap Your Hands 200206272002-06-27
Climbing The Walls 200705092007-05-09
Cloisonné 201107202011-07-20
Cocktail 199702211997-02-21
Columbia 200407132004-07-13
Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes 199712041997-12-04
Contrecoup 20070503a2007-05-03a
Countdown To The 90s 198912311989-12-31
Counterfeit Faker 19960314a1996-03-14a
Cowtown 198208??1982-08-??
Crazy Train 200212272002-12-27
Creepy (Mono Puff) 199709191997-09-19
Cyclops Rock 199903041999-03-04
Dallas 200407172004-07-17
Damn Good Times 20040125a2004-01-25a
Danny Says 199406191994-06-19
Dashiki Lover (Mono Puff) 199709191997-09-19
Daylight 201511292015-11-29
Dead 198911251989-11-25
Dedicated (Mono Puff) 199709191997-09-19
Destination Moon 199406201994-06-20
Destroy All Songs 200809122008-09-12
Dig My Grave 199201231992-01-23
Dinner Bell 199208121992-08-12
Dirt Bike 199304211993-04-21
Disappointing Show 200109012001-09-01
Distant Antenna (Mono Puff) 199606271996-06-27
Doctor Worm 199709091997-09-09
Dog On Fire 200503022005-03-02
Dominique 19940416b1994-04-16b
Don't Break The Heart (Mono Puff) 199606271996-06-27
Don't Let's Start 198611121986-11-12
Doom 200110122001-10-12
Down To The Bottom Of The Sea 200104302001-04-30
Dr. Evil 19990515a1999-05-15a
Dr. Kildare (Mono Puff) 199606261996-06-26
Drink! 200011022000-11-02
Drinkin' 199909081999-09-08
E Eats Everything 200503242005-03-24
Eight Hundred And Thirteen Mile Car Trip 20080419a2008-04-19a
Electric Car 201002262010-02-26
Elusive Butterfly 199909241999-09-24
Elvira 199210181992-10-18
Embarrassing 199605171996-05-17
Epic Fail Baloney Sandwiches Jingle 201109222011-09-22
Erase 201501252015-01-25
Escape From The Planet Of The Apes 199710231997-10-23
Everybody Conga 199411291994-11-29
Everybody To The Limit 200605032006-05-03
Everything Happens To Me (Mono Puff) 199606271996-06-27
Everything Is Catching On Fire 199304211993-04-21
Everything Right Is Wrong Again 198602131986-02-13
Experimental Film 20040125a2004-01-25a
Exquisite Dead Guy 199609081996-09-08
Extra Krispy (Mono Puff) 199802051998-02-05
Extra Savoir-Faire 199309141993-09-14
Factory Showroom (Song) 199612141996-12-14
Fake-Believe 200408172004-08-17
Farmingdale 200407312004-07-31
Feast Of Lights 200612152006-12-15
Fibber Island 20030504a2003-05-04a
Figure Eight 200905232009-05-23
Fingertips 200011022000-11-02
Finished With Lies 199711061997-11-06
Fire (Song) 199205311992-05-31
First Album Medley 199702021997-02-02
First Kiss 199708291997-08-29
Flying V 200502152005-02-15
For Science 198704171987-04-17
Forever 199212311992-12-31
Four Of Two 200004202000-04-20
Frankenstein 19920620b1992-06-20b
Free Ride 200210192002-10-19
Fun Assassin 20030928a2003-09-28a
G-L-O-ckenspiel Intro 199809161998-09-16
Gas Mask 19970913b1997-09-13b
Georgy Girl 199710121997-10-12
Get By With A Little Help 200409252004-09-25
Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do (Mono Puff) 199709191997-09-19
Glasgow 200409062004-09-06
Good To Be Alive 201504162015-04-16
Graveyard 200709142007-09-14
Guitar Was The Case (Mono Puff) 199606271996-06-27
Hall Of Heads 199208141992-08-14
Happy Birthday 199005051990-05-05
Happy 198512281985-12-28
Hate The Villanelle 201406062014-06-06
He's Loco 201212292012-12-29
Hearing Aid 199002181990-02-18
Hell Hotel 198512281985-12-28
Hey Everybody 199411081994-11-08
Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal 200802022008-02-02
Hide Away Folk Family 198702071987-02-07
High Five! 201002272010-02-27
Higher Ground 200705042007-05-04
Hillbilly Drummer Girl (Mono Puff) 199606271996-06-27
Hocus Pocus 200507092005-07-09
Honky Cat 199210181992-10-18
Hopeless Bleak Despair 20010910a2001-09-10a
Hot Cha 198912311989-12-31
Houston 200407202004-07-20
Hovering Sombrero 200110192001-10-19
How Can I Sing Like A Girl? 199604251996-04-25
How Many Planets? 201009242010-09-24
Hypnotist Of Ladies 200004272000-04-27
I Am A Paleontologist 20090328a2009-03-28a
I Am Not Your Broom 199702141997-02-14
I Beat The Wiz (Mono Puff) 199709201997-09-20
I Can Hear You 199702021997-02-02
I Can Help The Next In Line 201504162015-04-16
I Can't Feel My Arm 199810161998-10-16
I Can't Hide From My Mind 20040125a2004-01-25a
I Could Write A Book 198809231988-09-23
I Enjoy Being A Boy 199910231999-10-23
I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die 198711281987-11-28
I Left My Body 201712302017-12-30
I Like Fun (Song) 201801172018-01-17
I Love To Sing 200205252002-05-25
I Love You For Psychological Reasons 201601022016-01-02
I Never Go To Work 20080420a2008-04-20a
I Only Have Eyes For You 199604011996-04-01
I Palindrome I 199201231992-01-23
I Should Be Allowed To Think 199312031993-12-03
I Wanna Be Sedated 199206241992-06-24
I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar 201505052015-05-05
I Wouldn't Be Mad 198512281985-12-28
I'll Remember 3rd Street 198208??1982-08-??
I'll Sink Manhattan 198806171988-06-17
I'm Having A Heart Attack 199209131992-09-13
I'm Impressed 20070503a2007-05-03a
I've Got A Fang 200011022000-11-02
I've Got A Match 198706261987-06-26
I've Got A Withered Arm 199809191998-09-19
I've Learned The Value Of Human Sacrifice 199704251997-04-25
Icky 201306062013-06-06
Idaho (John Linnell) 199911141999-11-14
Idlewild 20030928a2003-09-28a
If I Wasn't Shy 199202101992-02-10
Illinois (John Linnell) 199912111999-12-11
Imaginary Friend (Mono Puff) 199606271996-06-27
Impossible 200311042003-11-04
Impossibly New 201511292015-11-29
In The Middle, In The Middle, In The Middle 200008122000-08-12
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 199209231992-09-23
Insect Hospital 201212292012-12-29
Invisible 200304042003-04-04
Iowa (John Linnell) 199911141999-11-14
Irving Plaza 200410022004-10-02
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) 198710041987-10-04
It Could Be Worse 200210182002-10-18
It's Fun To Steal (Song) (Mono Puff) 199709191997-09-19
It's Kickin' In 20040125a2004-01-25a
It's Not My Birthday 198706261987-06-26
James K. Polk 199512301995-12-30
Jazz Waltz In C 200203292002-03-29
Jessica 199307311993-07-31
John Lee Supertaster 200203152002-03-15
Judy Is Your Viet Nam 201107152011-07-15
Jukebox 198908281989-08-28
Kids Go! (Song) 20091111a2009-11-11a
Kiss Me, Son Of God 198703041987-03-04
Kumbaya 199710241997-10-24
Lay Lady Lay 199603311996-03-31
Lazyhead And Sleepybones 20030606a2003-06-06a
Leeds 200409082004-09-08
Let Me Tell You About My Operation 201502222015-02-22
Let's Get This Over With 201803132018-03-13
Letterbox 198512281985-12-28
Lie Still, Little Bottle 198706231987-06-23
Lines Upon A Tranquil Brow 199202101992-02-10
Live Free Or Die 20070503a2007-05-03a
London 200409092004-09-09
Los Angeles 200408182004-08-18
Lost My Mind 201212292012-12-29
Louisiana (John Linnell) 200004132000-04-13
Lucky Ball & Chain 198911251989-11-25
Lullabye To Nightmares 199304211993-04-21
Madam, I Challenge You To A Duel 201501102015-01-10
Maine (John Linnell) 199510071995-10-07
Mammal 199201231992-01-23
Man, It's So Loud In Here 199903111999-03-11
Marshie 200409252004-09-25
Marty Beller Mask 201110292011-10-29
Maryland My Maryland (John Linnell) 199510071995-10-07
Masshole 199910121999-10-12
Maybe I Know 198809231988-09-23
Meet James Ensor 199309071993-09-07
Meet The Elements 20090913a2009-09-13a
Memo To Human Resources 20040125a2004-01-25a
Metal Detector 199610191996-10-19
Michigan (John Linnell) 199911141999-11-14
Miller Time 199907091999-07-09
Minimum Wage 200011242000-11-24
Mink Car (Song) 200108052001-08-05
Minneapolis 200407092004-07-09
Mississippi (John Linnell) 199911141999-11-14
Monster 200008122000-08-12
Montana (John Linnell) 199910261999-10-26
Mr. Hughes Says (Mono Puff) 199709191997-09-19
Mr. Klaw 199909081999-09-08
Mr. Me 198701281987-01-28
Mr. Tambourine Man 198603291986-03-29
Mrs. Bluebeard 201802012018-02-01
Museum Of Idiots 200008122000-08-12
Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2 201501252015-01-25
My Brother The Ape 200909162009-09-16
My Evil Twin 199202101992-02-10
My Funny Valentine 19871231a1987-12-31a
Nanobots (Song) 201212292012-12-29
Narrow Your Eyes 199202011992-02-01
Nebraska (John Linnell) 199911141999-11-14
Never Knew Love 201107152011-07-15
New Hampshire (John Linnell) 199910261999-10-26
New Haven 200409222004-09-22
New Orleans 200407212004-07-21
New York City 199606211996-06-21
Nice 'N' Easy 198802061988-02-06
Night Security (Mono Puff) 199608311996-08-31
Nixon's The One (Mono Puff) 199606271996-06-27
No One Knows My Plan 199307311993-07-31
No Plan B 20030928a2003-09-28a
No! (Song) 200011092000-11-09
Nonagon 201009242010-09-24
North To Alaska (John Linnell) 199911141999-11-14
Nothing's Gonna Change My Clothes 198602131986-02-13
Number Three 198611121986-11-12
O Tannenbaum 199712181997-12-18
O, Do Not Forsake Me 199304211993-04-21
Oddball 199609191996-09-19
Oh You Did 201603202016-03-20
Ohio (John Linnell) 199911141999-11-14
Old Pine Box 201107302011-07-30
Older 19960314a1996-03-14a
Omaha 200407112004-07-11
Omnicorn 201603202016-03-20
On The Drag 19960314a1996-03-14a
Ondine 199304211993-04-21
One Dozen Monkeys 200802232008-02-23
Operators Are Standing By 199910231999-10-23
Oregon (John Linnell) 199510071995-10-07
Our Cannibal Friends 200604282006-04-28
Out Of Jail 199405041994-05-04
Overalls (Mono Puff) 199806171998-06-17
Pandor Jingle 201201272012-01-27
Paranoid 201111122011-11-12
Particle Man 198911251989-11-25
Particle Mo 200407182004-07-18
Pencil Rain 198706261987-06-26
Penguine 198208??1982-08-??
Pennsylvania (John Linnell) 199911141999-11-14
Pet Name 199609081996-09-08
Peter Gunn 199406191994-06-19
Philadelphia 200409302004-09-30
Phone Calls From The Dead 200703102007-03-10
Pictures Of Pandas Painting 200503242005-03-24
Piece Of Dirt 19871231a1987-12-31a
Pirate Girls Nine 200802232008-02-23
Pittsburgh 200407252004-07-25
Planet Of The Apes 199711141997-11-14
Poison Flowers (Mono Puff) 199709191997-09-19
Prevenge 200407032004-07-03
Puppets Gonna Fuck You Up 200312052003-12-05
Purple Toupee 198611121986-11-12
Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head 198602131986-02-13
Put Your Hand On The Computer 200707032007-07-03
Rabid Child 198803281988-03-28
Radio They Might Be Giants 1 199909251999-09-25
Radio They Might Be Giants 2 199910031999-10-03
Raleigh 200409272004-09-27
Ralph Carney 200910152009-10-15
Rat Patrol 199604121996-04-12
Reprehensible 19960321a1996-03-21a
Reptiles Eat With The Bones We Hear With 201104272011-04-27
Respectable - Groove Is In The Heart (Mono Puff) 199804021998-04-02
Rest Awhile 199709041997-09-04
Return To The Planet Of The Apes 199711201997-11-20
Rhythm Section Want Ad 198611121986-11-12
Road Movie To Berlin 19880623a1988-06-23a
Robot Parade (Adult Version) 200103162001-03-16
Robot Parade 200004132000-04-13
Roy G. Biv 200910032009-10-03
Runaway 199210051992-10-05
S-E-X-X-Y 19960314a1996-03-14a
Sally Boy Candy Bar 198512281985-12-28
San Francisco 200408142004-08-14
Santa Claus 200212212002-12-21
Santa Cruz 200408152004-08-15
Santa's Beard 198803031988-03-03
Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love 198902241989-02-24
Science Is Real 200910012009-10-01
See The Constellation 199206291992-06-29
Sensurround 199507091995-07-09
Seven 20080419a2008-04-19a
Severe Tire Damage Theme 199809061998-09-06
She Thinks She's Edith Head 199903041999-03-04
She Was A Hotel Detective 199512301995-12-30
She's Actual Size 199201231992-01-23
She's An Angel 198702071987-02-07
Shoehorn With Teeth 198703041987-03-04
Sleeping In The Flowers 199304211993-04-21
Sleepwalkers 200011092000-11-09
Smells Like Teen Spirit 199205311992-05-31
Smiles 198512281985-12-28
Snail Shell 199312031993-12-03
Snowball In Hell 198611121986-11-12
So Long, Mockingbird (Mono Puff) 199606261996-06-26
So What 19941017a1994-10-17a
Somebody Stole My Hairstyle 199810081998-10-08
Somebody Took My Eyeball 199809281998-09-28
Someone Keeps Moving My Chair 198911251989-11-25
Songs Songs Songs 199809161998-09-16
Sorry I Fucked Up The Show 199810041998-10-04
South Carolina (John Linnell) 199510071995-10-07
Space Jam 200604262006-04-26
Space Krickets 199909271999-09-27
Space Suit 198512281985-12-28
Spider 199512301995-12-30
Spin The Dial 199210181992-10-18
Spine 200404162004-04-16
Spiraling Shape 199602031996-02-03
Spoiler Alert 201107282011-07-28
Spy 199304211993-04-21
St. Louis 200407142004-07-14
Stairway To Heaven 200210192002-10-19
Stalk Of Wheat 20030928a2003-09-28a
Stand On Your Own Head 201111252011-11-25
Stayin' Alive 199609191996-09-19
Stilloob 202002062020-02-06
Stomp Box 199409171994-09-17
Stormy Pinkness 198711281987-11-28
Stump The Band 199205061992-05-06
Subliminal 199405111994-05-11
Sunshine Of Your Love 19940519a1994-05-19a
Take Out The Trash 20070503a2007-05-03a
Taking Care Of Business 199606071996-06-07
Tennessee (John Linnell) 199510071995-10-07
Tesla 201303032013-03-03
Thanks A Go-Go 200409172004-09-17
The Army's Tired Now 200210192002-10-19
The Ballad Of Timothy McSweeney 200104302001-04-30
The Bells Are Ringing 199712181997-12-18
The Big Big Whoredom 198512281985-12-28
The Biggest One 198912311989-12-31
The Boys Are Back In Town 199809281998-09-28
The Bright Side 201812302018-12-30
The Cap'm 200604262006-04-26
The Car Crash 198705301987-05-30
The Communists Have The Music 201809202018-09-20
The Darlings Of Lumberland 201510252015-10-25
The Day 198809231988-09-23
The Devil Went Down To Newport (Mono Puff) 199606261996-06-26
The End Of The Tour 199408251994-08-25
The Famous Polka 198706231987-06-23
The Future Of Sound 200304282003-04-28
The Greatest 201804192018-04-19
The Guitar 199201231992-01-23
The Joker 199406181994-06-18
The Kids Are Alright 200110242001-10-24
The Mesopotamians 20070503a2007-05-03a
The People's Court Theme (Mono Puff) 199709201997-09-20
The Shadow Government 20070503a2007-05-03a
The Shitty, Shitty Blues 200208152002-08-15
The Songs Of The 50 States (John Linnell) 199510071995-10-07
The Spine Surfs Alone 200404162004-04-16
The Statue Got Me High 199201231992-01-23
The Tree Has Died 199605171996-05-17
The World's Address 198702071987-02-07
Theme From Flood 200011302000-11-30
Theme From Rocky 19990515a1999-05-15a
Theme From The Monkees 200304062003-04-06
Thermostat 199304211993-04-21
They Got Lost (Song) 19960314a1996-03-14a
They Might Be Giants (Song) 199009291990-09-29
They'll Need A Crane 198803031988-03-03
This Damn Band 200604262006-04-26
This Microphone 201802022018-02-02
Three Might Be Duende 201009242010-09-24
Thriller 19940416b1994-04-16b
Thunderbird 199903131999-03-13
Till My Head Falls Off 199608141996-08-14
Time To Say Goodbye 199704291997-04-29
Tippecanoe And Tyler Too 201712062017-12-06
To All The Girls I've Loved Before 199405041994-05-04
To Serve Mankind (Mono Puff) 199606271996-06-27
Toddler Hiway 198710041987-10-04
Token Back To Brooklyn 200808092008-08-09
Tonight You Belong To Me 200503022005-03-02
Towson 200409232004-09-23
Triboro 199709061997-09-06
Tropical Lazor Beams 201003052010-03-05
Trouble Awful Devil Evil 201511292015-11-29
Trucker's Coffee 20040125a2004-01-25a
Truman 199709121997-09-12
Truth In Your Words 200104302001-04-30
Tubthumping 201109232011-09-23
Tucson 200408202004-08-20
Turn Around 199212021992-12-02
Twisting 198911251989-11-25
Underwater Woman 201503292015-03-29
Unforgotten 19960321a1996-03-21a
Unpronounceable 201504252015-04-25
Unrelated Thing 199312111993-12-11
Unsupervised, I Hit My Head 200809262008-09-26
Upside Down Frown 20070503a2007-05-03a
Utah (John Linnell) 199911141999-11-14
Vancouver 200408122004-08-12
Venue Songs 20091231b2009-12-31b
Vestibule 200705312007-05-31
Violin 20020611b2002-06-11b
Wake Up Call 200004132000-04-13
We Are The World 19920711b1992-07-11b
We Just Go Nuts At Christmastime 19871231a1987-12-31a
We Live In A Dump 200604262006-04-26
We Want A Rock 199201231992-01-23
We're The Replacements 199003011990-03-01
Wearing A Raincoat 20040125a2004-01-25a
Weep Day 198512281985-12-28
Werewolves Of London (Wearing A Hockey Mask) 199605171996-05-17
West Virginia 200809262008-09-26
What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round? 198912311989-12-31
What Bothers The Spaceman? (Mono Puff) 199606261996-06-26
What Is A Shooting Star? 20090913a2009-09-13a
When It Rains It Snows 198703041987-03-04
When The Lights Come On 201801172018-01-17
When Will You Die 201107282011-07-28
Where Do They Make Balloons? 200303082003-03-08
Where Your Eyes Don't Go 198803281988-03-28
Which Describes How You're Feeling 199304211993-04-21
Whirlpool 199512301995-12-30
Whistling In The Dark 198911251989-11-25
White Rabbit 199209181992-09-18
Why Did You Grow A Beard? 200604262006-04-26
Why Does The Sun Really Shine? 200809262008-09-26
Why Does The Sun Shine? 198703041987-03-04
Why Must I Be Sad? 199304211993-04-21
Wicked Little Critta 200212212002-12-21
William Henry Harrison 199709051997-09-05
Window 199410291994-10-29
With The Dark 200705312007-05-31
Withered Hope 20070503a2007-05-03a
Women & Men 200011242000-11-24
Working Undercover For The Man 199809081998-09-08
XTC Vs. Adam Ant 199503231995-03-23
Yeh Yeh 20010910a2001-09-10a
Yellow Submarine 199206271992-06-27
You Are My Sunshine 199204241992-04-24
You Probably Get That A Lot 201107152011-07-15
You Were Always On My Mind 199201231992-01-23
You'll Miss Me 198611121986-11-12
You're On Fire 201302272013-02-27
Your Mom's Alright 200011032000-11-03
Your Own Worst Enemy 199608141996-08-14
Your Racist Friend 198809231988-09-23
Youth Culture Killed My Dog 198512281985-12-28
Zilch 200307182003-07-18