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David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is an English musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. He lives in New York City.






  • "Liquid Days" and "Open the Kingdom;" lyrics by David Byrne, music by Phillip Glass (1986)
  • Main title theme for Alive From Off Center, Season 1 (1984)
  • Something Wild, directed by Jonathan Demme: "Loco de Amor" song co-written with Johnny Pacheco; sung with Celia Cruz backed by Ray Barretto's band (1986)
  • Married to the Mob, directed by Jonathan Demme (1988)
  • A Young Man's Dream and a Woman's Secret, film by Philip Haas (1990)
  • The Giant Woman and The Lightening Man, film by Philip Haas (1990)
  • Producer: Elegibo, Margareth Menezes, tracks "Canto pra Subir" and "Abra a Boca", Mango/Island Records, 1990
  • "Sing" co-writing and backing vocals, song on Bernie Worrell's album Funk of Ages (1990)
  • Forestry, with Jack Dangers and Rudy Tambala (1992)
  • "Let The Mystery Be," "Dallas," and "Jolene" duet with Natalie Merchant on MTV Unplugged, 10,000 Maniacs (1993)
  • "God's Child" (Baila Conmigo) duet with Selena (1995)
  • "No Controles" vocals, Café Tacuba, Avalanche de Exitos (1996)
  • Jim White & David Byrne, Talk and Talk and Talk (2001)
  • "Rio" lyrics & vocal, Vinicus Cantuaria, Vinicius (2001)
  • "Lazy" lyrics & vocal, X-Press 2 (2002)
  • "Heart is a Lonely Hunter" lyrics and vocal, Thievery Corporation, The Cosmic Game (2004)
  • "Glass, Concrete & Stone" from the In Good Company soundtrack (2004)
  • Forro in the Dark, Bonfires of Sao Jao: vocals on two songs, "Asa Branca" and "I Wish (Bundle of Contradictions) (2006)"
  • "Hoy no le temo a la muerte" lyrics & vocal, La Portuaria (2006)
  • Score to Dead End Kids: A Story of Nuclear Power, film by Joanne Akalaitis
  • Producer: Mesopotamia, The B-52's
  • Producer: Waiting, Fun Boy Three
  • 2004 Contributed the song "My Fair Lady" under a Creative Commons license to The Wired CD.
  • Appears as himself in Fabricando Tom Zé (Fabricating Tom Zé), a Brazilian documentary about Tom Zé, directed by Decio Matos Jr. (2006)
  • Score to second season of Big Love, an HBO original series (2007)
  • Featured on the Baby Elephant single "How Does the Brainwave?" (2007)
  • Featured on the Paul Van Dyk track "Fall With Me" (2007)
  • Featured on The BPA track "Toe Jam" with Dizzee Rascal (2008)

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