Unknown Songs

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Below is a list of songs written, performed, or recorded by They Might Be Giants that have remained unheard or unidentified by fans, and do not necessarily have enough relevant information to warrant a page. These should only be given pages if accompanied by substantial details.

It is possible that some of these songs are known by different names.

Mentioned by They Might Be Giants[edit]

These are songs that were once mentioned or teased by They Might Be Giants, typically as music due for an upcoming release.

Title Notes
Completelier Blues Recorded for the 2015 Dial-A-Song project[1]; lyrics were later cannibalized for All Time What[2]
Dawn Divine Featuring Mike Doughty; recorded during the Nanobots sessions but abandoned due to Hurricane Sandy interrupting studio time[3][4]
Delusion Recorded in 2015; not known to have been released as part of the 2015 Dial-A-Song project[5]
I Wouldn't Be Mad Appeared on a 1985 setlist that John Flansburgh posted online in 2012. Also found in the song list on the 2001 Songs T-shirt and liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants
I'm Sorry Rosalyn Mentioned in the description of Podcast 6B; possibly the track "Roslyn's Dog" by Arthur Bradford from They Might Be Giants Vs. McSweeney's
It's Not A Game Mentioned in a press release for the Working Undercover For The Man EP
Lucky You Recorded during the Nanobots sessions[6]
Memoirs Of An Amnesiac Mentioned in a 2002 mailing list email as being an upcoming track on Dial-A-Song
My Father's Son Mentioned in a 1988 newspaper interview as being one of the earliest They Might Be Giants songs, potentially circa 1981[7]
Self-Made Millionaire Mentioned in a 1987 interview. Also listed on the 2001 Songs T-shirt and the liner notes of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants
Smiles Appeared on a 1985 setlist that John Flansburgh posted online in 2012
Stalker In Reverse Unfinished Nanobots-era song written by John Flansburgh[8]
Swinging From Vine To Vine Recorded in 2015; not known to have been released as part of the 2015 Dial-A-Song project[9]
Titanic Fog Mentioned in a 2002 mailing list email as being an upcoming track on Dial-A-Song
Wild Card Seen in a photo of the schedule for the 2015 iteration of Dial-A-Song. Note that it could also be a wild card in the figurative sense

Found on lists[edit]

These are songs that were found on lists of the band's music: the 2001 Songs T-shirt, the liner notes of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants, or their BMI repository.

Title Notes
Get Your Pepper Talkin' Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants
Steal This Book Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants
The Story Pt. 2 Found in the song list on the 2001 Songs T-shirt; found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants
This Just In Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants
We Found You Found in the song list on the 2001 Songs T-shirt; found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants
Yeah Yeah Yeah Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI around 2004

Television incidental music[edit]

Stewy the Dog Boy (1999)[edit]

These are songs that were recorded for the 1999 Nickelodeon series Stewy The Dog Boy, which was canceled before it aired due to similarities with the then-forthcoming ABC animated series Teacher's Pet.

Title Notes
Classroom Transition Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Dog Entrance Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Happy Stewy Theme Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Melvis Entrance Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Morning Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Principal Tarwater Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Race Home Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Ready For School Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Science Film Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Scratching Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Stewy's Theme Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Volcano Dance Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Volcano Drums Shake Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Walking Around Chair Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1999—2015)[edit]

These tracks are likely variations of the "Dog On Fire" theme that They Might Be Giants recorded for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Title Notes
Beth Littleford Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants
Dog Rock Crispy Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants

Malcolm in the Middle (2000—2006)[edit]

These are among many incidental music cues that They Might Be Giants recorded for Malcolm In The Middle, in addition to the show's theme song, "Boss Of Me".

Title Notes
Lois Vox Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Modern Girl Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Preacher Pad Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Sleazin' Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Wedgie Dance Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; assumed to be part of Malcolm in the Middle
Who Will It Be Listed on BMI

Resident Life (2003)[edit]

These are likely variations of "Am I Awake?" that They Might Be Giants recorded for the TLC series Resident Life.

Title Notes
What Time Is It? Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
When I Get Through Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI

Misc. TV / film cues[edit]

These are miscellaneous tracks that They Might Be Giants has recorded for various television and film projects.

Title Notes
Dragonfly TV Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI
Jane Believe Likely music intended for Disney's Return To Neverland, listed on BMI alongside "I'll Give You One Guess"
Nightline In Primetime Found in the song list in the liners of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants; BMI

See also[edit]