Chronology:Ana Ng

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Song name Run time Releases Year Differences from other versions
Ana Ng (Demo) 1:48

Dial-A-Song ? Slightly different lyrics throughout, accordion and synth-based intrumentation. Ends with Flansburgh stating the words painted on a bridge.
Ana Ng 3:23

Lincoln, Ana Ng (Single), Then: The Earlier Years, Direct From Brooklyn, Best Of The Early Years, Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants, A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants: Melody, Fidelity, Quantity 1988 Lisa Klapp says the "I don't want the world..." line.
Ana Ng (Live NYC) 3:20

Live!! New York City 10/14/94, TMBG Clock Radio 1994 Live recording. See also the Severe Tire Damage version, below.
Ana Ng (Alternate Version) 3:24

Live!! New York City 1994 The same recording as the Live!! version, overdubbed like the Severe Tire Damage version but retaining the drum intro.
Ana Ng (Kit Kat Acoustic Break) 3:53

Kit Kat Acoustic Break 1996 Acoustic version with Linnell on accordion and Factory Showroom-era backing band. Flansburgh sings bridge and backup vocal.
Ana Ng (Live STD) 3:00

Severe Tire Damage, TMBG Clock Radio 1998 Although this song is identical to the version on Live!! New York City 10/14/94 apart from cutting off the intro, it was treated to an overdub for Severe Tire Damage. In the bridge on Live!!, Linnell sings no words and imitates the sound of radio static. However, this version replaces that with an overdub of Flansburgh yelling the "I don't want the world..." line through his guitar pickup. Why this was edited is not known.
Ana Ng (Live At Large) 4:17

At Large 2012 Recorded live in fall 2011
Ana Ng (Every Other Beat) 1:42

They Might Be Giants Instant Fan Club 2018 2018 Internet meme-inspired edit of the original studio recording of "Ana Ng" with every other beat removed