Songs in the Key of e (~2.71828)

So, I was listening to my iPod earlier, and I realized that I have a lot of geeky music on it (which I love). It occurs to me also that there’s probably a lot of geeky music out there that I haven’t heard. So the concept of the post is simple: I’m-a list some of my favorite science geek songs, and if there’s anything I’ve missed, let me know. Just science this time ’round; I might do lit-geek stuff later (and I’ve already got a similar post on superhero songs in the work at the other blog). So, just off the top of my head, in no particular order, there’s…

  • Jonathan Coulton – “That Spells DNA” – Genetics
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – “Pancreas” – Anatomy/Endocrinology
  • They Might Be Giants – “Mammal” – Zoology/Taxonomy (I’ve heard a slightly convincing argument from a certain solid state professor that “Particle Man” is about Particle Physics, in which “Triangle Man” is the Del operator, but I’m not sure how well that flies)
  • They Might Be Giants – “Why Does the Sun Shine?” – Astrophysics
  • Moxy Früvous – “The Mitosis Waltz” – Cell Biology
  • Moxy Früvous – “Entropy” – Thermodynamics
  • Thomas Dolby – “She Blinded Me With Science” – General Science
  • Oingo Boingo – “Weird Science” – General Science
  • MC Hawking – Pretty much everything: “Big Bizang,” “Entropy,” “UFT for the MC,” “Fuck the Creationists,” “What We Need More of is Science,” “E=MC Hawking” – Astrophysics, Cosmology, Evolutionary Biology, General Relativity, Thermodynamics, Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Skepticism, General Science
  • Tom Lehrer – “The Elements” – Chemistry (A classic)

What are your favorites?

One Response to Songs in the Key of e (~2.71828)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wandered across your blog…There’s an indie band called “Red Queen Hypothesis” that’s worth a listen…they’ve a song called “The Age of Proboscideans” which is worth a listen.

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