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The Sounds of Science

  1. Aug 4, 2006 #1

    J77

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    ...in the context of songs.

    Rules: songs must have some science type references in the lyrics (the relevant part of which could be posted...)

    I'll start:

    The Sounds of Science - Beastie Boys

    Dropping science like when Galileo dropped his orange

    Race for the Prize - Flaming Lips

    Two scientists were racing
    For the good of all mankind
    Both of them side by side
    So Determined
    Locked in heated battle
    For the cure that is their prize
    But it's so dangerous
    But they're determined

    Theirs is to win
    If it kills them
    They're just humans
    With wives and children

    Upwards to the vanguard
    Where the pressure is too high
    Under the microscope
    Hope against hope

    Forging for the future
    But to sarcrifice their lives
    Both of them side by side
    So determined

    Theirs is to win
    If it kills them
    They're just humans
    With wives and children

    Theirs is to win
    It will kill them
    They're just humans
    With wives and children
     
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  3. Aug 4, 2006 #2

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    Wonderful World - Sam Cooke

    Don't know much Biology
    Don't know much about Science books
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    Maxwell's Silver Hammer - The Beatles

    Joan was quizzical; studied pataphysical
    Science in the home.
    Late nights all alone with a test tube
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    She Blinded me with Science - Thomas Dolby
     
  4. Aug 4, 2006 #3

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    Lesson 6- The Lecture by Jurassic 5

    Edit.
    OK, let's begin!

    Compound: A substance composed of two or more elements chemically combined in definite proportions by weight.
    Mixture: Two or more substances that are not chemically united, such as air.
    Solution: A uniform mixture of varying proportions of a solvent and a solute.

    For many of our students, this is the lesson you've been waiting for.
    Lesson... Six.
    Left channel.
    Right channel.
    Hydrogen, H, +1.
    Sodium, Na, +1.
    Magnesium, Mg, +2.
    Aluminum, Al, +3.
    Potassium, K, +1.
    Calcium, Ca, +2.
    Chromium, Cr, +2, three, six.
    Any physical difficulty with a record, or a turntable, is taken care of.
    Do you think that Led Zeppelin and Frank Sinatra would go together?
    Edit.
    No.
    Combinations of music.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2006 #4

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    Rocket Man - Elton John

    And all this science I don't understand
    It's just my job five days a week
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    Little Neutrino - Klaatu
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    Calling Occupants (of Interplanetary Craft) - Klaatu (also covered by The Carpenters) (SETI)
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    Anus of Uranus - Klaatu
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    Space Oddity - David Bowie
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    The last two might be stretching things a bit.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2006 #5

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    Time Becomes by Orbital

    There is the theory of the mobius, a twist in the fabric of space where time becomes a loop.

    (Voiced by Worf :biggrin: )

    And then Jordi:

    when we reach that point, whatever happened will happen again...
     
  7. Aug 4, 2006 #6
    "Re:Evolution" by The Shamen

    oh and "Scientas" and "Space Time"
     
  8. Aug 4, 2006 #7
    Well, there's Coldplay's The Scientist for one

    Particle Man by TMBG

    Science by System of a Down

    Science Fiction from Rocky Horror (heck, alot from that would qualify)

    The Future's So Bright by Timbuk 3
    "I studied nuclear science..."

    Walter Egan's Magnet and Steel
    "For you are a magnet and I am steel..."

    OK, that last one might be stretching it a bit
     
  9. Aug 4, 2006 #8

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    Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    Galileo Galileo
    Galileo Figaro

    Magnifico co co co....

    :tongue: :biggrin:
     
  10. Aug 4, 2006 #9
    My first post here.....

    i have chosen SOAD song called Science:

    Making two possibilities a reality
    Predicting the future of things we all know
    Fighting off the diseased programming
    Of centuries, centuries, centuries, centuries
    Science fails to recognise the single most
    Potent element of human existence
    Letting the reigns go to the unfolding
    Is faith, faith, faith, faith
    Science has failed our world
    Science has failed our mother earth
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Letting the reigns go to the unfolding
    Is faith, faith, faith, faith
    Letting the reigns go to the unfolding
    Is faith, faith, faith, faith
    Science has failed our world
    Science has failed our mother earth
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Spirit-moves-through-all-things
    Science has failed our mother earth

    I do not totally agree with lyrics, but still....
     
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  12. Aug 4, 2006 #11

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    I suppose Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science" is too obvious, eh?

    :)

    Zz.
     
  13. Aug 4, 2006 #12
    Uh... Weird Science?

    I guess that's even more obvious that Dolby. :redface:


    Brain Transeau, one of my favorite artists, once did a track called "The Fibonacci Sequence," but I think it's pretty awful. Not just because he samples in the quote, "mathematics is the language of nature" a bunch of times in it, and I become irritated at the claim that mathematics is a language in the first place. And not just because the sample is from the movie Pi, which approaches similar levels of awfulness. But it's just so coarse and aggressive that it can hardly be considered music. Like most techno. o:)
     
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