TO WANT MATHEMATICAL SONGS?

(82 Posts)
babytrasher Sun 09-Dec-12 21:46:22

Not really anything unreasonable, but the quickest / surest way to tap the collective genius of MN...

I am Head of Maths in a school with a tradition of teachers giving each other CDs of favourite music at Xmas. I am really keen to put together a "Maths Music" CD; and also to some of the students who would appreciate the concept. So far I have come up with about 25 mins towards a full 80 min CD:

Don MacLean: American Pi,

Katie Melua: 9.0 x 10 (to the power of) 6 Bicycles.

Nena: 10 Squared - 1 Squared Red Balloons (Does anyone have a copy of, or a link to, the original & much darker German version, 99 LuftBallon )

Lou Bega: Mambo No 5.

The Band: The Shape I'm In.

The Carter Family: The Circle Shall Be Unbroken.

There are quite a lot of songs with numbers in the title, but I am particularly looking for mathematical concepts or significant numbers.

If I can fill a CD, I will post the final playlist along with acknowledgements of the suggesters.

Many biscuit s

Transformers (theme tune from the tv show)

The final countdown

Softlysoftly Sun 09-Dec-12 22:48:17

Breakeven by the script

Distance by Karsh Kale (Realise album)

Isachronic tones sound therapy - sleep music relaxation album (may be a bit obscure? But uses patterns for brain stimulation, got me through labour!)

Meridian - a state of trance 550

Miles away - madonna

Perfect - mason Vs princess superstar

Power - Kanye West

Shape of my heart - Sting

212 - Azalea Banks, although you may want the clean version, she's over fond of the c word, a MNer perhaps wink

That was fun! Though the alphabetisation shows I was trawling my iTunes smile

flow4 Sun 09-Dec-12 22:53:58

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQej8AOjEHc Math Song, Tom Lehrer

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOmazuzCXCg Bizarre Love Triangle, New Order

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwU8QeW4ofU Money, Pink Floyd

smile

EugenesAxeChoppedDownANiceTree Sun 09-Dec-12 23:21:13

Haven't read all posts but there's that 3, 6, 9, the goose drank wine song - The Clapping Song in fact. Not really maths in the title though. Errrrm...

Sine your name - Terence Trent D'Arby
Sine of the Times - Prince (is that a song?)
Be-cos - The Beatles
Circle of Life - Elton John

EugenesAxeChoppedDownANiceTree Sun 09-Dec-12 23:26:35

And I was trying to think of a Floyd one to justify my name... very tenuous but there is 'Set The Controls For The Heart of the Sun'.

youngermother1 Sun 09-Dec-12 23:37:07

Not directly linked, but i like this

youngermother1 Sun 09-Dec-12 23:37:57

sorry, this

GreatCongas Sun 09-Dec-12 23:48:34

Someone mentioned one direction. Their math song is actually from chris moyles program and I think they had a maths song each week with a different singer/band

madwomanintheattic Sun 09-Dec-12 23:48:41

There's a great Pythagorean theorem song sung to the tune of Justin bieber's 'baby'... It's all over you-tube and used by all the maths teachers I know...

marcopront Mon 10-Dec-12 01:34:03

On YouTube there are lots of quadratic equation songs.

As another head of maths I might steal your idea. Thanks.

BertieBotts Mon 10-Dec-12 01:57:15

Money by Pink Floyd, Eugene?

BertieBotts Mon 10-Dec-12 02:14:18

Adele - Turning (Times) Tables
Carly Simon - Coming Around Again (probably too tenuous)
Taylor Swift - The probability of us getting back together is zero grin
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Spice Girls - Two Become One grin
Coldplay - X&Y (Title song from their album)

I don't know why but I'm thinking Snow Patrol or Keane probably have something with a good title or lyrics?

BertieBotts Mon 10-Dec-12 02:17:15

Tribute by Tenacious D might work too as it has the recurring lyric "The greatest song in the world"

cafecito Mon 10-Dec-12 02:52:28

Jurassic 5 have some great tracks

cafecito Mon 10-Dec-12 02:59:24

Jurassic 5..
ignition sequence
lesson 6 the lecture
quality control pt 2
power 106 promo
concrete schoolyard

cafecito Mon 10-Dec-12 03:02:06

the counting song and this masterpiece batty bat

redandyellowbits Mon 10-Dec-12 03:17:22

Theorem by Kineto (it's about Fermats Last Theorem)

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermat%27s_Last_Theorem

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Mon 10-Dec-12 03:18:14

Anything by Maroon 5. I'll have a ponder at my tunes in the morning (well, when I get up, hopefully having slept...) and see what I can find.

Though a link to the Pythagorus tube done to Justin Beiber would be appreciated, it might get DD understanding it a bit better...

MamyPoko Mon 10-Dec-12 03:25:17

Substitute - The Who

cafecito Mon 10-Dec-12 03:27:40

*has to be awake at 7am.. stays awake at 3.30am watching movies online about Fermat's proof...

damn you mumsnet! grin

complexnumber Mon 10-Dec-12 03:51:46

You make me feel (Mighty real): Sylvester

The Logical Song: Supertramp

Don't explain, be obtuse: Nina Simone

Complex: Gary Numan

FelicityMerriman Mon 10-Dec-12 04:02:43

Not sure if it has already been mentioned but Dodecahedron by Beth Jeans Houghton.

SantaClaragirl Mon 10-Dec-12 04:06:59

Take it to the limit - Eagles
No limit - 2 unlimited

ipswichwitch Mon 10-Dec-12 04:14:03

3 times a lady- Lionel Ritchie ( I think)

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