Music Monday: They Might Be Giants’ “Istanbul”

This week’s song holds a special place in my heart. I was literally humming They Might Be Giants’ “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” during my SAT’s (the day before, Craig Ferguson of the Late Late Show used the song for one of their lip-synch mini-monologues, and it stuck in my head). The song goes back well before TMBG to 1953, with The Four Lads recording it originally; however, TMBG’s version is faster, more infectious, and with plenty of accordion.

Let’s go inside the land of Turkey (well, actually, MTV Europe in the 1990s) with TMBG’s “Istanbul”…

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