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To begin with, The Ensonglopedia of Science was not much more than a Twitter feed (@ensonglopedia) posting songs about science by a wide variety of artists (as well as being a twinkle of something much grander in the eye of a theatre-maker with scientific pretentions). This page is a catalogue of those songs.

For about a month, I put up a new song about science every day, and then I slowed down a little. More recently, while I've been putting in (largely successful) funding applications for the live show with the same title, it has slowed down a lot. I am intending on taking it up again, and your suggestions for more science songs would still be more than welcome. If you'd like to know a little more about why I started collecting science songs in this way, here's an article that I wrote.

I've decided to put all the songs on one page. This way, if you're looking for a song by a particular artist or on a particular topic, you can just search this page. Please let me know if you spot any broken links or other mistakes.

Here they are, then: your science songs so far, in the order I posted them on the aforementioned Twitter feed:

Date Artist Song Area(s) of science
Link
9/9/2015 Tom Lehrer The Elements Chemistry
YouTube link
10/9 Monty Python Galaxy Song Astronomy
YouTube link
11/9 Baba Brinkman Natural Selection Evolution
YouTube link
12/9 They Might Be Giants I Am A Paleontologist Paleontology (dinosaurs)
YouTube link
13/9 Tim Blais (A Capella Science) All About That Base (No Acid) Chemistry
YouTube link
14/9 Josh Ritter Stuck To You (The Science Song) General
YouTube link
15/9 Monkey Swallows The Universe Science  
YouTube link
16/9 Helen Arney The Sun Has Got His Huff on Cosmology
YouTube link
17/9 Kraftwerk Radioactivity Radioactivity
YouTube link
18/9 John Hinton The Type Entomology, taxonomy
YouTube link
19/9 We Are All Connected Symphony of Science  
YouTube link
20/9 GLaDoS Still Alive Robotics, medicine
YouTube link
21/9 The Fu Physics Rap: Newton's Laws Physics, gravity
YouTube link
22/9 The Aquabats! Doing Science! General
YouTube link
23/9 Crappy Teacher Cells Cells Biology
YouTube link
24/9 Horrible Histories Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection Evolution, biology
YouTube link
25/9 Flanders & Swann First And Second Law Thermodynamics
YouTube link
26/9 Bill Nye the Science Guy There's Science In Music! Musicology, acoustics
YouTube link
27/9 Moxy Früvous Entropy Thermodynamics
YouTube link
28/9 oingo boingo Weird Science General
YouTube link
29/9 Eric Idle Theme from The Infinite Monkey Cage General
YouTube link
30/9 Thomas Dolby She Blinded Me With Science General
1/10 Air Biological Biology
YouTube link
2/10 Mr. W Krebs Chemistry
YouTube link
3/10 The Dandy Warhols I Am A Scientist General
YouTube link
4/10 Beastie Boys The Sound of Science  
YouTube link
5/10 The British Humanist Choir From So Simple Evolution, biology
YouTube link
6/10 ? (parody of Greased Lightning) Momentum, physics
YouTube link
7/10 Hiddicop The Relativity Song Physics, relativity
YouTube link
8/10 ASAP Science The New Periodic Table Song (in order) Chemistry
YouTube link
10/10 Symphony of Science Science! (feat. Ali G) General
YouTube link
12/10 Trapped In Lab Pouiseuille's Law of Laminar Flow Fluid dynamics
YouTube link
14/10 Coldcut & Hexstatic Natural Rhythm Biodiversity
YouTube link
16/10 Johnny Acecraft Space, Man Astronomy
YouTube link
20/10 The Polecats Make A Circuit With Me Electricity, circuitry, engineering
24/10 Mal Webb The Sound of Love Acoustics
5/11 Symphony of Science The Quantum World Quantum physics
9/11 Thomas Culhane It's All Genetics Biology, DNA
14/11 TheofChurch Every Virus Needs A Vector Virology
17/11 National Science Foundation Science & Technology General, science communication
21/11 Danny Kaye The Square of the Hypotenuse Mathematics
29/11 Jonathan Mann Antimatter Physics
5/12 StoryBots We Are The Planets Astronomy, solar system
6/12 Ariel Wyner osmosis Physics, diffusion

 

...and a lot more since then as well. I promise I'll update this list soon...

Here's some of the other fantastic stuff you'll (eventually) find on this website: