Talk:Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

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Should we add a separate version of the song for the version appearing in the Dance Dance Ultramix game?


Nah, I don't think that that's necessary. Besides, who cares to hear it anyway? That shorty obviously isn't as good as the original. --deathgecko (Evil Emperor of Lizards) 22:45, 13 Mar 2006 (CST)

Casio samplers[edit | edit source]

I've corrected about the samplers. FZ-1 are the Casio samplers. The FD-1 is a floppy disk MIDI player. (Loscha)


i think we should have a listen any media is good media.

in agroup im in at the moment ive been working on doing a cover of the song, in a rocky blues kind of way.


Not sure where (or if) to mention this, but this song has snagged the number 15 spot on this year's (or rather last year's) Coverville Countdown. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 05:45, 9 January 2007 (UTC)


Should there be references put in for this song? I was just watching some Get Smart and found a reference to this song in it. ~ Qz

Mistake on my part, heheh: Get Smart -- 1960s They Might Be Giants -- 1980s Sorry about that.

Wait a sec, this song was written in 1953. What is the reference?

In the episode of Cold Case, "Pin Up Girl" the Four Lads original version is played and lyrics are referenced frequently throughout the episode. --[]X[] <-accordion 21:14, 19 April 2010 (UTC)


(Not an interpretation, but) this is one of TMBG's greatest hits. Why is it only #342 on the list??? Very confusing indeed, I must say. --Tyrannosaurus George

Asbestos vinyl[edit | edit source]

Listening to the Asbestos Records version just now that came from the IFC I believe this song has been replaced by the video edit. The violin intro mas shorter than I'm used to hearing and didn't really fade in. Can anyone with better ears confirm this? Also of note are that the famously incorrect lyrics have been corrected. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 01:52, 14 August 2015 (EDT)

This is definitely a second pressing as our note on the release details says it should be colored vinyl, but it's regular black. Also, the front and back covers are printed sideways. If you hold the sleeve with the cover facing the right way the record would fall out! — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 02:24, 14 August 2015 (EDT)
i noticed the fade-in deal with the earlier asbestos pressing last year too, it's pretty strange. also, just fyi, the sideways printing is how it's supposed to be; the originals are that way. -- 03:10, 14 August 2015 (EDT)