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Things I Love: They Might Be Giants

By Glinda

The Wiggles certainly have their place in any child’s music catalogue, as does Raffi.   But for my daughter’s go to dance music, it’s gotta be TMBG.  I was never a huge fan of theirs when they were producing regular old pop music, but when they started recording the kid stuff, my fangirl status was cemented.  They mix humor along with education, and who doesn’t like that?  Nobody, that’s who. 

I can’t stand the faux-folk, stripped-down, guitar-driven stuff that somehow has become so popular on the toddler circuit, and the female singers are the worst offenders (Elizabeth Mitchell and Lisa Loeb, I’m lookin’ at you).  I don’t know why, but listening to them does not make me want to shake my thang, rather it is akin to having your hair ripped out of your head, strand by strand. I appreciate percussion instruments, that’s all I’m saying.

So I’m going to post this video from TMBG that is my daughter’s favorite, and I promise you will be singing it to yourself for the rest of the day.  Yes, its that catchy.  And cuter than hell, too.

4 Responses to “Things I Love: They Might Be Giants”

  1. marvel Says:

    Flood is a great album.

    I haven’t collected any of TMBG children’s albums, though I have sent them as gifts! Perhaps I should start.

  2. Obi-Wandreas Says:

    Also highly recommended are the Sandra Boynton albums – Dog Train, Blue Moo, Philadelphia Chickens etc.. Her music is performed by such artists as BB King, Blues Traveler, The Bacon Brothers, The Spin Doctors, etc. Most of it is music that, if you weren’t paying too close attention to the lyrics, would easily pass for adult music. One of my favorites is “I Need a Nap” – a duet by Kate Winslet & Weird Al Yankovic

  3. Bpetro Says:

    I called my daughter over so that she could listen to this song. The first thing she said when it was over? Again! We spent the next 1/2 hour listening to some of their other kids songs. Thanks for the recommendation!

  4. Merry Says:

    My favorite TMBG is The Mesopotamians.

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