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Saturday video break: Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Song #61 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”, originally by Four Lads and covered by They Might Be Giants. Here’s the original:

Unlike some of the other songs on this list, I did know that TMBG’s famous song was a cover. I hadn’t ever heard the original, however, and like a bunch of other obscure original versions, I find it lacking when compared to the better known version. Let’s sing along with They Might Be Giants, shall we?

Or if you prefer, the same song rendered with Tiny Toons characters:

Oh, yeah. Since there really isn’t anything I can add to this, let me instead point you to John and John’s appearance on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me as the guests for the “Not My Job” segment. Enjoy!

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