Yes, Virginia...

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Yes, Virginia...
The Dresden Dolls - Yes, Virginia....jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 18, 2006
RecordedSeptember 10–20, 2005 at Allaire Studios, Shokan, NY (Recording)
November 2005 at Camp Street Studios, Cambridge, MA (Extra recording and mixing)
GenreDark cabaret
ProducerSean Slade, Paul Q. Kolderie, and The Dresden Dolls
The Dresden Dolls chronology
The Dresden Dolls
Yes, Virginia...
No, Virginia...
Singles from Yes, Virginia...
  1. "Sing"
    Released: March 31, 2006
  2. "Backstabber"
    Released: September 18, 2006
  3. "Shores of California"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Guardian3/5 stars[2]
PopMatters8/10 stars[4]

Yes, Virginia... is the second studio album by American dark cabaret band The Dresden Dolls, released in April 2006. The album was recorded in September 2005,[5] with some extra vocal work and the mixing done the following November.[6]

It is named after a reply to a letter run in the New York Sun in 1897 about the existence of Santa Claus (see "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"). The first single from the album was "Sing". The album made its debut at number 42 on the US Billboard 200, selling 19,000 units in the first week.[7] Other songs recorded during the studio session include "The Kill", "Boston", and "The Gardener", which were released on the No, Virginia... compilation in May 2008.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Amanda Palmer.

1."Sex Changes"4:11
3."Modern Moonlight"4:45
4."My Alcoholic Friends"2:47
6."Dirty Business"3:36
7."First Orgasm"3:49
8."Mrs. O."4:40
9."Shores of California"3:35
10."Necessary Evil"2:54
11."Mandy Goes to Med School"4:39
12."Me & the Minibar"4:35
iTunes bonus track
14."Two-Headed Boy" (Neutral Milk Hotel cover)3:20



Chart (2006) Peak
US Billboard 200
Austrian Albums Chart
French Albums Chart


  1. ^ Heather Phares. "Yes, Virginia... - The Dresden Dolls". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  2. ^ Betty Clarke. "The Dresden Dolls, Yes, Virginia". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  3. ^ Matt LeMay. "The Dresden Dolls: Yes, Virginia". Pitchfork.
  4. ^ Adrien Begrand. "The Dresden Dolls - Yes, Virginia..." PopMatters. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Count Down From Seven". Amanda Palmer. Retrieved 2008-04-19.
  6. ^ "What Would Perry Do". Amanda Palmer. Retrieved 2008-04-19.
  7. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. May 6, 2006. p. 40. Retrieved January 11, 2020.