Question by  carrie39 (22)

What is a good Istanbul song?

I need Istanbul songs.


Answer by  tweety (266)

Are you talking about THE song "Istanbul"? That song is actually called "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" and is a great swing number! The original version was by Four Lads, but there are quite a few cover versions that were released. You can listen to the song on Rhapsody.

Reply by ross1976 (196):
The cover version I like the best is by They Might Be Giants from the album "Flood". Sounds sweet!!  add a comment
Reply by icyblue (236):
I found over 20 covers of the song!! BTW it was originally written by Jimmy Kennedy.  add a comment

Answer by  sleepyjey (248)

I assume you wanna know about Turkish music. Turkey has great music style and it ranges from Classical, Folk, Kanto and also a lot of western genres like rock, metal, pop etc. You can find several videos on youtube and that may be a great way to start your hunt.


Answer by  mb (5482)

I only know one Istanbul song. It goes something like "Istanbul was Constantinople, Istanbul was Constantinople, why they changed it I can't say... people just liked it better that way. " This is a jazzy old song from the 1920's. It was featured on the soundtrack of Mona Lisa Smile and on Tiny Toons Adventures.


Answer by  Tracey62 (316)

The only song I could think of that was about Istanbul is this one: "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" great song with a catchy beat.

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