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Music video for "Seven"
My house is full of sevens.

song name Seven
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Here Come The 123s, Podcast 32A
year 2008
first played April 19, 2008 (80 known performances)
run time 2:09
sung by John Linnell, John Flansburgh harmonizes; Henry Linnell and Desi Tomaselli on speaking roles of the "Sevens"


There’s a track on Here Comes the 123s that was originally going to be an Else song. The drum loop from it was provided by the Dust Brothers and we built up the track on top of that and then, ultimately, it just turned into this song about the number seven without really changing the music at all. It seemed liked it would work really well with this lyric about seven. I mean, the lyric could only be for that project, but the music didn’t have to change at all to move from the grown-ups to the kids.
  • According to an interview with John Flansburgh, Henry's tracks were recorded at the Linnell house.
  • The video was directed by David Ahuja. In the video, the narrator's house is pink, not green.
  • John Flansburgh and Dan Miller voice the "Sevens" in live performances.

Song Themes

Bells, Colors, Doors, Food, Friendship, Mathematics, Numbers, Questions, Real Estate, Recycled Material, Songs With Handclaps, Spoken Word, Telecommunication, Windows


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