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Science songs

Discussion in 'Science' started by p1j39, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. p1j39

    p1j39 New commenter

    This has probably been done to death but I have not log been a poster here.
    I'm lookin to make a cd of hit singles to show my students just how important science is to our culture. I need song titles that have a scientific leaning. The only 'rule' is that they have to be top 40 singles and not 'obscure' album tracks.
    To get you started:
    Electricity - Suede
    Super Massive Blackholes - Muse
    Einstein a go go - Landscape
    E = mc2 - Big Audio Dynamite

    Can any one help, please?
  2. p1j39

    p1j39 New commenter

    'long' not 'log'
    When will I learn to type?
  3. Atomic - Blondie
    Genetic Engineering - OMD
    Biology - Girls Aloud
    Chemistry - Semisonic
    Under Pressure - Queen/David Bowie
    Are 'Friends' Electric? - Gary Numan
    Science - Paul Weller

  4. Danger! High Voltage - Electric Six
    She's Electric - Oasis
    Chain reaction - Diana Ross
    Lithium - Nirvana

  5. Gravity - Embrace
    Two atoms in a molecule - Noah and the Whale (possibly an obscure album track though!)
    Man on the Moon - REM
    Galvanize - Chemical Brothers

    Sure I can think of more!

  6. p1j39

    p1j39 New commenter

    Fantastic suggestions found nemo. Please keep them coming.
  7. ScienceGuy

    ScienceGuy Established commenter

    Blood Sugar and Tarantula - Pendulum (Axle grinder as well if you include engineering!)
    Animal - Def Leppard / R.E.M.
    Blood - Editors
    Bodies - Drowning Pool
    The Bomb - The Bucketheads
    Bottle Rocket - The Go Team
    Brain - Jungle Brothers
    Breathe - The Prodigy
    and for all the chemists out there
    Burn Baby Burn - Ash

  8. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Space Topic

    Into the Void-Black sabbath
    Telstar-The Tornadoes
    Life on mars-David Bowie
    Starman-David Bowie
    Space Oddity-David Bowie
    Walking on the Moon-Police
    Starship trooper-The bird who was married to lloyd Webber!
    Star trekkin-The Firm
    galaxy song-Eric Idle /Monty Python
    The Martian Boogie-Brownsville Station
    The environment
    Pollution-Tom Lehrer (video available on youtube)
    Big yellow taxi-Joni Mitchell (environment)
    Crazy horses-The Osmonds
    Earth Anthem-The Turtles
    The 3 R's-Curious George
    Earth day every day-John Denver
    Don't go near the water-The Beach boys
    Catch the Wind-Donovan


    has loads of silly songs about science and other subjects
    More of the same here

  9. ScienceGuy

    ScienceGuy Established commenter

    A few more
    The caterpillar - The Cure
    Oxygen - Willie Mason
    Diesel Power - The Prodigy
    Electrical Storm - U2
    Fire - The crazy world of Arthur Brown / Kasabian
    Flux - Bloc Party
    The Fly - U2
    Gold - Spandau Ballet
  10. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

  11. I can think of a few sorry if any repeats, I checked the best I could!
    John Otway -Bunsen Burner
    Coldplay -The scientist
    the Killers-Spaceman
    Queen- Under Pressure
    Muse-Muscle museam
    Radiohead -Paranoid Android
    Elbow-The bones of you
    Savage Garden -to the moon and back
    Pendulum- propane nightmares
    yeah yeah yeah-skeletons
    The strokes -Reptilia
    And some obscure album tracks:
    Freezepop-Science Genius Girl
    The white stripes-Jimmy the exploder
    The Hives-Genepool Convulsions
    British Sea Power -Atom
    The Divine comedy -Laika's theme
    Ryan adams -Nuclear
    Snow Patrol-I am an Astronaut
    The Tears -Apollo 13
    The music-drugs
    Biffy clyro -Love has a diameter (A bit maths-y this one!)
    Queens of the stone age-better living through chemistry
    The smiths -oscillate wildly
  12. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I suppose anything by The Chemical Brothers!
  13. mrswallow

    mrswallow Occasional commenter

    'The Lesson' by Jurassic 5

  14. Does anyone have any a quiz (kind of name that tune) featuring these songs
    It would be really good for thelast lesson before xmas or last day of term?

  15. ScienceGuy

    ScienceGuy Established commenter

    A few more from me
    Gravity's Rainbow - Klaxons
    Heart - Pet Shop Boys
    Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
    Higher State of Conscousness - Josh Wink (maybe better for psychology!)
    Highly Evolved - The Vines
    Illuminate - Orbital
    In Bloom - Nirvana
    Infected - Bad Religion
    Infinity - Guru Josh
    Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
    Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

  16. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Heartbeat-Buddy Holley/Nick Berry

    Blue Moon -Just about every rock and roll singer from the 60s
    Both Sides Now-Joni Mitchell (song about clouds)
    Under pressure-Queen
    Love is like oxygen-The Sweet

  17. russellarnott

    russellarnott New commenter

    I'd go for anything by Man or Astroman? With song titles like:
    The Miracle of Genuine Pyrex, Spferic Waves, Uranus, and Song Of The Two-Mile Linear Particle Accelerator Stanford University Stanford California. You can't go wrong - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihTAMUwCqQY
    In terms of science, these guys win methinks. They "cloned" themselves for their last US tour, so they could play 3 gigs at different venues across the states each night. When they reformed for a one off show in 200, their show climaxed with them wheeling a home made Tesla-Coil on stage arcing 1000s of volt.
    And there's the Why Does The Sun Shine? by They Might Be Giants - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbgul1NpEA8
    There's also the North Pole from Brighton who's songs discuss aspects of the scientific methodology. In every copy of their EP, there's a page from the Journal of Microbiology. Download their album here http://polarisoverhead.wordpress.com/
    I also like Chemistry by Semisonic
  18. ScienceGuy

    ScienceGuy Established commenter

    Jack names the planets - Ash
    LFO - LFO
    Little Fluffy CLouds - The Orb
    Lizard - Mauro Picotto
    Mach 5 - The Presidents of the USA
    Melt - Leftfield
    Mercury - Bloc Party
    The Metal - Tenacious D
    The Trees - Rush
  19. ScienceGuy

    ScienceGuy Established commenter

    Oxygene - Jean-Michel Jarre
    Peaches - The Stranglers
    Pigs - Cypress Hill
    Piranha - The Prodigy
    Plastic - Portishead
    Poison - Alice Cooper / Bel Biv Devoe / Prodigy
    Pressure - Skindred / The Enemy / Paramore
    Pulstar - Vangelis

  20. I am a scientist -The Dany Warhols

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