Here Come the 123s

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Here Come the 123s
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Studio album by They Might Be Giants
ReleasedFebruary 5, 2008 (2008-02-05)
Recorded2006–2007
GenreChildren's music
Length44:33
LabelDisney Sound /Idlewild
ProducerThey Might Be Giants, Pat Dillett
They Might Be Giants chronology
The Else
(2007)
Here Come the 123s
(2008)
Here Comes Science
(2009)

Here Come the 123s is the third children's album (and thirteenth studio album) by They Might Be Giants. It is the sequel to the group's 2005 album Here Come the ABCs. The songs are edutainment music aimed at kids, this time dealing with numbers. Like ABCs, there is a CD and DVD.[1] It was initially set to be released on October 2, 2007, but was pushed back to February 5, 2008.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Common Sense Media4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA[4]
Paste3.5/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media(5.2/10)[6]
Robert ChristgauA-[7]

Soon after its release, the album rose to the #1 position in the Amazon.com Children's Music Bestsellers,[8] and even rose into the top 10 overall music bestsellers on the site.[9] The album won a Grammy award in 2009 for "Best Musical Album For Children".[10]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by They Might Be Giants, except as noted.

  1. "Here Come the 123s" – 0:08
  2. "Zeroes" – 1:06
  3. "One Everything" – 2:52
  4. "Number Two" (Danny Weinkauf) – 2:19
  5. "Triops Has Three Eyes" – 2:35
  6. "Apartment Four" – 1:21
  7. "High Five!" (Marty Beller) – 2:23
  8. "The Secret Life of Six" – 2:01
  9. "Seven" – 2:09
  10. "Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go to Work)" (Traditional) (featuring Mark Pender on trumpet) – 1:54
  11. "Figure Eight" – 2:36
  12. "Pirate Girls Nine" – 1:21
  13. "Nine Bowls of Soup" – 2:12
  14. "Ten Mississippi" – 0:51
  15. "One Dozen Monkeys" – 1:34
  16. "Eight Hundred and Thirteen Mile Car Trip" (They Might Be Giants/Timothy James Cawley) – 0:57
  17. "Infinity" (Dan Miller/Robert Sharenow) – 3:13
  18. "I Can Add" – 2:04
  19. "Nonagon" – 1:23
  20. "Even Numbers" – 2:35
  21. "Ooh La! Ooh La!" – 1:56
  22. "Heart of the Band" – 1:39
  23. "Hot Dog!" – 2:29
  24. "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme" – 0:57
  25. "One Two Three Four" (Amazon Bonus Track) – 1:11
  26. "John Lee Supertaster (Live)" (Amazon Bonus Track) – 3:09
  27. "Bed, Bed, Bed (Live)" (Amazon Bonus Track) – 2:13

DVD[edit]

  1. "Here Come the 123s"
  2. "The Zeroes"
  3. "One Everything"
  4. "Number Two"
  5. "Triops Has Three Eyes"
  6. "Apartment Four"
  7. "High Five!"
  8. "The Secret Life of Six"
  9. "Seven"
  10. "Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go to Work)"
  11. "Figure Eight"
  12. "Pirate Girls Nine"
  13. "Nine Bowls of Soup"
  14. "Ten Mississippi"
  15. "One Dozen Monkeys"
  16. "Eight Hundred and Thirteen Mile Car Trip"
  17. "I Can Add"
  18. "Nonagon"
  19. "Even Numbers"
  20. "Ooh La! Ooh La!"
  21. "Heart of the Band"
  22. "Hot Dog!"
  23. "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme"
  24. "One Two Three Four" (Amazon Bonus Track)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonathan Cohen. "They Might Be Giants Prep New Kids DVD". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2007-04-30.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Here Come the 123's - They Might Be Giants". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  3. ^ Rupp, Jacqueline (2008-02-05). "Here Come the 123s - Music Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  4. ^ Russo, Tom (2008-02-29). "Here Come the 123s Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  5. ^ "They Might Be Giants - Here Come the 123's CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  6. ^ Wolk, Douglas (2008-02-07). "They Might Be Giants: Here Come the 123s". Pitchfork Media.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: They Might Be Giants". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  8. ^ "Amazon.com Children's Music Bestsellers". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
  9. ^ "Amazon.com Music Bestsellers". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
  10. ^ 51st Annual Grammy Awards Nominations List Archived 2009-02-07 at the Wayback Machine.

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