25+ Science Songs that will rock your playlist

Add these cool science songs to your playlist, so you can geek out and rock on at the same time.

Cool Songs about Science - a formula for a perfect party

Science is awesome. Music is cool. Ergo songs about science are both? This playlist of awesome and cool science songs supports that hypothesis.

I’ve included below my favourite (yet still kid-friendly) science songs. Most of these songs are great songs in their own right – educational songs don’t have to be cheesy! These songs would be perfect for a mad scientist party, or just add them to your kids’ regular play list, so you can rock on and geek out!


Awesome & Cool Songs about Science


1. A Star Is Born, Literally (a Science Parody) | asapScience

This is like, my favourite song, ever. I love sneaking it on in the midst of other ‘normal’ songs and watching people’s faces when they realise it’s not the original. It’s worth checking the music video out too – the cartoon characters help it make more sense.


2. History of Everything {aka The Big Bang Theory theme song} | Barenaked Ladies

Have you seen the new TV show “The Big Bang Theory”? It’s pretty cool. So is it’s theme song. This isn’t the official music video, but I like it better than the real one. 🙂


3. Rocket Man | Elton John

This cult classic song was always going to be on my list, but I’ve fallen in love with it all over again thanks to this new music video by Iranian filmmaker and refugee Majid Adin, where he reimagines “Rocket Man” to tell a new story of adventure, loneliness and hope. Oh my goodness, pass the tissues!


4. (I Wanna Be Like) Madam Curie | Renee & Jeremy 

A toe-tapping testament to a trail-blazing two-time Nobel prize winner, this song gets stuck in your head in an awesome role model way…


5. What is a Shooting Star? | They Might Be Giants

This song clarifies a common misconception, plus, it’s not often you hear a song sung in a round!


6. Phytoplankton | Elizabeth Mitchell

Totally adorable song about these tiny organisms that generate about half the atmosphere’s oxygen!


7. The Molecular Shape of You | A Capella Science

Just listening to this song makes me feel smarter….


8. Astronomically Correct Twinkle, Twinkle | minutephysics

This song, and it’s endearing video clip, adds a few extra details to a very familiar tune.


9. A Word For That | Barenaked Ladies

This one’s for budding doctors who want to expand their anatomical vocabulary.


10. Lab Rules (New Rules Science Parody) | asapScience

This is another fun science parody from asapScience that (IMHO) improves on the original. My kids haven’t actually heard Dua Lipa’s ‘New Rules’, so they think Lab Rules is the original, lol.


11. Space Oddity | David Bowie {recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield}

This revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station, is very cool.


12. Why Does the Sun Really Shine? | They Might Be Giants

This is a follow up song to Why Does the Sun Shine? (also by They Might Be Giants), but I like this one better. It’s not often that you hear miasma of incandescent plasma mentioned in a song.


13. Goldilocks Zone | Frances England

This is such a sweet little song about the search for an earth-like planet in that elusive Goldilocks zone.


14. The New Periodic Table Song | asapScience

Try singing along to this one without getting your tongue tied!


15. A Glorious Dawn {Symphony of Science} | Carl Sagan ft. Stephen Hawking

A musical tribute to two great men of science – Carl Sagan and his cosmologist companion Stephen Hawking. “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe”. Woah, this song dives deep.


16. Evo-Devo | A Capella Science

This is how we go from single cells to people. Genius!


17. Science is Real | They Might Be Giants

“A scientific theory isn’t just a hunch or guess. It’s more like a question that’s been put through a lot of tests.” Be still my heart.


18. Dear Future Onion: A Brief Intro to the Carbon Cycle {Science Parady} | Everyday Science

Such a super cute song! It’s basic biochemistry….


19. Stuck to You {The Science Song} | Josh Ritter

“It is not love that makes the flowers grow, but a complex electron transfer process known as photosynthesis when chlorophyll reacts with the light of day”. Love this song!!


20. Portrait (He Knew) | Kansas

This song about Albert Einstein is pure 1970’s music genius.


21. Meet The Elements | They Might Be Giants

TMBG rock out with this catchy tune that explains a bit more about what some of the more common elements are and do.


22. Science Love Song | asapScience

This is what happens when scientists try serenading.


23. All About That Base (No Acid) | A Capella Science 2

Oh how I do love a good science parody… This one is basic!


24. The Scientific Method {Ready Jet Go theme song} | Craig Bartlett & Jim Lang / PBS Kids

Firstly, I love this show – it’s great for introducing scientific concepts to young kids. And secondly, I love this theme song! It’s so catchy…


25. Our Greatest Challenge | Symphony of Science

This song connects with my inner environmentalist. I love the optimism, whilst acknowledging the climate crisis. “The evidence is clear. The globe is getting too warm. We can avoid climate catastrophies. We can do this. We can change the world.”  

26. C is for Conifers | They Might Be Giants

OK, this one falls more in the ‘cheesy educational song’ category, than the ‘cool music that also happens to be about science’ category, but I’m adding it anyway cause we love it. We sing this song whenever we go hiking and there are conifers around!


27. Galaxy Song | Monty Python {with Professor Brian Cox and Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking}

Monty Python’s humorous ditty puts everything into perspective. I’ve chosen this live recording as Professors Brian Cox and Stephen Hawking at the end are cherries on top of the cake (plus, in true Monty Python style, the original music video has an inappropriate scene). Note: there is a word in the last line of this song that is offensive in some countries but OK in others – please listen through first and decide for yourself if this song is appropriate for your kids.


I’ve added all of these songs (and more) to a YouTube Music playlist called ‘Cool Songs about Science’.

Cool Songs about Science - perfect as background lab music, for a mad scientist party, or just add to your kids regular playlist so they can rock on and geek out

Do you know any other cool songs about science that I should add? Please tell us in the comments below!


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