They Might Be Giants

American alternative rock band

They Might Be Giants are an alternative rock band that live in Brooklyn, New York. The five original band members, John Flansburgh, John Linnell, Dan Miller, Danny Weinkauf and Brian Doherty, officially formed the band in 1982.

They Might Be Giants
From left: John Flansburgh and John Linnell
Background information
Also known as
  • TMBG
  • El Grupo De Rock and Roll
OriginBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Years active1982–present

The band has been given two Grammy Awards, one for the children's album Here Comes the 123s and the other for the theme song of Malcolm in the Middle.

Charting singlesEdit

Year Title Chart positions Album Notes
US Modern Rock UK Singles Chart Australian ARIA Charts
1987 "Don't Let's Start" - - - They Might Be Giants First charting single
1988 "Ana Ng" 11 - - Lincoln
1990 "Birdhouse in Your Soul" 3 6 125 Flood Highest-charting single
1990 "Twisting" 22 - -
1990 "Istanbul" - 61 -
1992 "The Statue Got Me High" 24 - - Apollo 18
1994 "Snail Shell" 19 - - John Henry
1996 "Everything Right is Wrong Again" - - - Then: The Earlier Years
2001 "Boss of Me" - 21 29 Music from Malcolm in the Middle
2001 "Man, It's So Loud in Here" - - 87[1] Mink Car
2010 "Birdhouse in Your Soul" - 70 - Flood Re-entry following the song's use in an advertisement for Clarks Shoes


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