Other Songs With References To TMBG

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Songs by other artists with references to TMBG:

The Atomic Planets

Car Seat Headrest

  • Cute Thing - "I accidentally spoke your first name aloud / Trying to make it fit in the lyrics of Ana Ng / Worked like a charm / We're getting old / When will we walk in the glow of each other's majestic presence? / Listen, hear my words / They're the ones you would think I would say if I was John Linnell / Or trying to be John Linnell."

Common Rotation

DJ Lunch Boy

  • Adam Ant vs. XTC - This is a mashup of "Apollo 9" by Adam Ant, "Love at First Sight" by XTC and "XTC vs. Adam Ant".

Draco and the Malfoys

Jimmy Eat World

  • A Praise Chorus - "Don't, Don't, Don't Let's Start" is sung in the middle of the song

Keep Left

  • Man Bites Dog - "You say that you don't wanna see me, don't let's start, man bites dog and dog bites car."

Logan Whitehurst & the Junior Science Club


  • They Might Be Giants vs. Lyrical Giants - A rather interesting mix of several songs by TMBG with several by the rap group Lyrical Giants. This track is featured on an album of other "versus" tracks such as this one.

Modest Mouse

  • Paper Thin Walls - contains the line "Laugh hard, it's a long ways to the bank." Issac Brock of Modest Mouse confesses to "stealing" a line from TMBG in the guest audio commentary on the Season 4 DVD of Home Movies, in the episode TMBG guest-starred on.

Paul and Storm

  • If They Might Be Giants Were the Ice Cream Man (sung in intentionally atrocious faux Linnell & Flansburgh voices, to boot)

TODCRA Productions

  • We're not They Might Be Giants

"Weird Al" Yankovic

The following artists take their name from TMBG songs:

  • Dr. Worm
  • For Science
  • Mr. Me (broken up)
  • Sapphire Bullets
  • That Blue Thing
  • TriangleMan

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