Theme From Flood

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Screenshot from Flood Promo as this song plays

song name Theme from Flood
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Flood, Flood + Apollo 18
year 1990
first played November 2, 1990 (122 known performances)
run time 0:27
sung by Marion Beckenstein, Joel Mitchell


  • John Linnell, from a 2009 interview with Rolling Stone: "It was indeed written as the introductory theme [for Flood]. ...It seemed appropriate to inaugurate our major-label debut by having the listener pass through a ceremonial archway."
  • Trombone parts performed by Rick McRae.
  • In 2007, the band Dashboard Confessional released an album of cover songs entitled The Wire Tapes Vol. 1, which begins with a cover of this TMBG song. Instead of introducing Flood, however, the lyrics have been changed: "It's a brand new record of songs we've covered / We hope you like them, here is Volume One."
  • In 2020, in honor of the 30th anniversary of Flood, David Cowles released a new video for this song, co-directed with Jeremy Galante. Watch it on Youtube.png .

Song Themes

Body Parts, Hands, Love, Non-John Vocals, Questions, Sea, Self-Reference, Title Not In Lyrics, Water, Weather


  • Watch it on Youtube.png - 2020 David Cowles video

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Theme From Flood is currently ranked #713 out of 1005. (112 wikians have given it an average rating of 7.71)