Battle of the Bands Istanbul

Istanbul(Not Costantinople) according to Wikipedia


The Four Lads – Istanbul (not Constantinople)

They Might Be Giants – “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”

There are the contestants. Here are the instructions…

Listen to the two songs.
Decide which song you like the best.
Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:
Stephen at STMcC Presents Battle of the Bands

Arlee at Tossing It Out

Mike at Mike’s Ramblings

Cathy at Curious As A Cathy

Mary B at Jingle Jangle Jungle

Ai at Ai Love Music</strong>

6 Comments on “Battle of the Bands Istanbul

  1. Regardless of who does this song, it’s a great song. I liked The Four Lads’ version better, mainly because I’m more familiar with it, but I like the slower pace.

  2. The first version of this song I ever heard was the one by They Might Be Giants and I loved it. I thought it was an original until I heard other older versions of the song. The Four Lads do a great version, but Giants have such a cool arrangement (love the violin!).

    My vote has to go to They Might Be Giants.

    Hope you’ll check out my current Battle.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  3. An earlier comment might have gone to spam because I included a link. Just checking.

  4. Mike,

    At first I couldn’t put my finger on the song this one reminds me of and then it hit me. The melody makes me of “Puttin’ On The Ritz”. 🙂 I think I prefer the original artist to the modern sound. Please give my vote to THE FOUR LADS! Thanks for stopping by to vote in my current BOTB, my friend!

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