The Biggest One
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|song name||The Biggest One|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||(She Was A) Hotel Detective (EP), Don't Let's Start (Album), Miscellaneous T, Then: The Earlier Years|
|first played||December 31, 1989 (1 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh|
- "An unlikely song of self-pity" -- from the Then: The Earlier Years liner notes.
- Flansburgh discussed the coffee shop mentioned in this song (located at 441 Metropolitan Ave ) in a 2006 interview with Edible Brookyln :
When I moved here twenty-two years ago the only restaurants were breakfast places for guys loading trucks at the beef slaughterhouses on North 6th and the few remaining heavy industries. My favorite was a truck stop called Doc’s Sugar Bowl, which was only open 4 am to 10 am. I don’t think there was a way to get a cup of coffee in the neighborhood after 10 am on this side of the BQE.
- The second verse borrows some lyrics from Gloria Gaynor's late-70's disco hit, "I Will Survive."
- All instances of this song up until its release on 1997's Then: The Earlier Years contain an audio glitch at 0:07.
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The Biggest One is currently ranked #656 out of 910. (48 wikians have given it an average rating of 7.63)