Dr. Evil

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song name Dr. Evil
artist They Might Be Giants
releases More Music From Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me OST, Dr. Evil (Promo), Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants, They "Might Be" Giants, What We Did This Summer, A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants: Melody, Fidelity, Quantity, 50,000,000 They Might Be Giants Songs Can't Be Wrong, Long Tall Weekend (2023 remaster)
year 1999
first played May 15, 1999 (28 known performances)
run time 1:50
sung by Robin Goldwasser


  • Written for the Austin Powers movie series, as Dr. Evil's theme song. The song was featured in the opening credits of The Spy Who Shagged Me and appeared on the movie's second soundtrack album.
  • John Flansburgh in a 2001 WNYC interview:
That was a very strange story because the song actually was recorded in demo form, very much at the last minute. It got to Mike Myers and he basically did the thing that stars can do, he was like "I don't want to change a thing." It was really interesting for us, we were thinking that Shirley Bassey or some big rock star was gonna sing it. [...] The version that's in the movie was actually recorded in my kitchen. Robin engineered it herself. We actually had to go and do a gig. It was basically the demo that became the final.
  • A producer from the Austin Powers movies suggested re-writing "Doctor Worm," but this was written instead.
  • The producer from the movies is also a TMBG fan. (See the movie Gigantic and/or the special features.)

Song Themes

Evil, Games, Intelligence, Espionage, Medical, Non-John Vocals, Oxymorons, Paradoxes, And Contradictory Statements, People (Imaginary), Questions, TV And Movie Themes, Titles And Honorifics


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