• Question: What is your favourite science song and can you recommend any?

    Asked by HazelTheMiniScientist to Connor, Jillian, Lidunka, Sarah, Steven on 21 Jun 2015.
    • Photo: Steven Thomson

      Steven Thomson answered on 21 Jun 2015:

      My favourite science song is definitely ‘The Periodic Table Song’ by Tom Lehrer (also sometimes called ‘The Elements’), which you might have heard of already – it’s quite well known!

    • Photo: Connor Macrae

      Connor Macrae answered on 21 Jun 2015:

      It is a bit cringey but I love this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Sar5WT76kE

      It’s a load of guys at NASA doing a ‘Gangnam Style’ cover!

    • Photo: Jillian Scudder

      Jillian Scudder answered on 21 Jun 2015:

      I really enjoy They Might Be Giants’ “The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas”, and their follow-up song “The Sun Is A Miasma of Incandescent Plasma (ignore what we said before)”.

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      Lidunka Vocadlo answered on 22 Jun 2015:

      @HazelTheMiniScientist It’s not a song, but I do like Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Opus 32. I have to be careful though because he actually wrote it about astrology not astronomy – and we certainly don’t believe in astrology !!

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      Sarah Beasley answered on 23 Jun 2015:

      Not a song, but there’s this hilarious series called ‘Look Around You’. It makes fun of old science videos, look it up!

      …That’s probably not particularly relevant. But I was also going to go with The Elements 🙁