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|song name||Mainstream U.S.A.|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Dial-A-Song, Power Of Dial-A-Song, Free When You Call From Work, Then: The Earlier Years|
|sung by||John Flansburgh|
- Flansburgh: "It's been a pinata for the band ever since a producer told us it was an example of how obtuse and unlistenable our material can be." (ICE Newsletter, 1996)
- "Back Off Boogaloo" is a 1972 single by Ringo Starr.
- "We Are The World" is a song from 1985 that raised over $50 million for famine relief.
- Features John Linnell on the free-hand acoustic guitar.
- Some Dial-A-Song recordings of this song are extended, featuring a stripped back, spoken-word repeat of the first verse, and another repeat of the chorus.
- John Flansburgh called this song "weird" in the April 8th, 1987 issue of the Indianapolis Star.
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Mainstream U.S.A. is currently ranked #857 out of 910. (33 wikians have given it an average rating of 6.48)