They Might Be Giants, an alternative rock band that has found recent success among the younger set with albums like "No!" and "Here Come the ABCs," has always had a flair for the quirky. In 1990, the band released the single "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)," a swingy tune about a city that changed its name. Most people assume that the song was written by They Might Be Giants; in fact, it was written by Jimmy Kennedy and Nat Simon in the early 1950s and first recorded by The Four Lads in 1953.
Children who've enjoyed the kid-centric They Might Be Giants albums will love hearing this classic track -- and lots of parents will be instantly transported back to their own youth. Plus, it's a mini history lesson. What's not to love?