Roy G. Biv

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Music video for "Roy G. Biv"

song name Roy G. Biv
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Here Comes Science, CD/DVD Sampler, Podcast 52
year 2009
first played October 3, 2009 (29 known performances)
run time 2:07
sung by John Flansburgh


  • The song's video was animated by Divya Srinivasan, who has animated several other videos for TMBG.
  • This track was first mentioned in a Myspace bulletin for Here Come The 123s. However, it did not make the cut to the track listing for the album, and it was shelved until TMBG's next album, the more color-appropriate Here Comes Science. The music video had already been made during the Here Come The 123s sessions, so it was simply reused as it had never been officially released.
  • Roy G. Biv is used mnemonically to remember the colors of the visible light spectrum (in order of increasing frequency): Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.
  • This song mentions letters, even though it wasn't on Here Come The ABCs.

Song Themes

Colors, Letters Of The Alphabet, Mythology, People (Imaginary), Religion, Supernatural, Science, Weather


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