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April 15, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 8)

Science Songs

  • Humor
  • Some polish needed
I haven´t done a humor-related site in a while, so as I was writing the above review, it occurred to me that it was time for another one. The Science Songwriters Association (SSA) was formed in 1999 to promote science using songs. I´m quite a fan of this topic myself (www.davincipress.com/ metabmelodies.html), so I toured their site with keen interest. What I found was, for the most part, quite pleasing–numerous science songs in disciplines, including astronomy, physics, and chemistry. Many are very clever with words to the tune of popular songs. Some are completely new melodies and lyrics, and several recordings on CD are available for sale. While I was a bit disappointed in the lack of attention to the meter of the lyrics compared to the melodies, most of what I saw was fun and funny.
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