Who sang Istanbul Not Constantinople?

They Might Be Giants
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Where is Constantinople today?

The city of Constantinople is an ancient city that exists today in modern Turkey as Istanbul. First settled in the seventh century B.C. by ancient Greeks as Byzantium (or Byzantion), the city grew into a thriving port thanks to its prime geographic location between Europe and Asia, and the city’s natural harbor.

Who owns Constantinople now?

Today, it is the largest city and financial centre of the Republic of Turkey (1923–present). In 324, the ancient city of Byzantium was renamed “New Rome” and declared the new capital of the Roman Empire by Emperor Constantine the Great, after whom it was renamed, and dedicated on 11 May 330.

When did the Four Lads record Istanbul Not Constantinople?

The Four Lads original version. “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” was originally recorded by the Canadian vocal quartet The Four Lads on August 12, 1953. This recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 40082.

Who is the composer of Istanbul Not Constantinople?

Song Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Artist The Trevor Horn Orchestra Album Music From The Motion Picture Mona Lisa Smile Writers Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy Licensed to YouTube by

When did they change the city of Constantinople to Istanbul?

It was written on the 500th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans. The lyrics humorously refer to the official 1930 renaming of the city of Constantinople to Istanbul. The song’s original release, performed by The Four Lads, was certified as a gold record.

When was Istanbul Not Constantinople by they might be Giants released?

One of the better-known versions of “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” is the cover by the alternative rock band They Might Be Giants (TMBG), who released it on their album Flood in 1990. It was released as the second single from that album in the same year.