Moving To The Sun

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song name Moving to the Sun
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song, Reflex #23, The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) (EP), TMBG Clock Radio, Flood + Apollo 18
year 1992
run time 2:19
sung by John Flansburgh


  • John Flansburgh explained in a 1996 interview with Michael Small for HotWired that "Moving to the Sun" came out of an experiment to write a song using only one chord.
  • "It's a paranoid modest proposal. And people should check out the Hammond B3 organ hearing test in the middle." -Flansburgh in Reflex Magazine, April 1992
  • 93 miles times a million more equals 93 Million Miles.
  • Released in 1992, International Space Year, with TMBG as NASA's official "musical ambassador."

Song Themes

Falling, Mathematics, Plans, Space, Temperature, Trade Names, Transportation


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Moving To The Sun is currently ranked #370 out of 910. (34 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.38)