Friday, July 5, 2013

#ChemSummer Carnival: Single-Substance Summer Song Playlist

Ahhh, summer. Sunshine, grilling outdoors, beach trips, and the ever-present summer music playlist.

You're no doubt familiar with the genre: 

Top 100 Smooth Jazz Elevator Classics! 
Top 50 Classic Rock Beach Anthems! 
Top 20 Best-of-the-Moment Blink-and-You'll-Miss-'Em Hits!

Well, with C&EN Benevolent Online Overlord Rachel calling a #ChemSummer blog carnival, how could I resist? Let's work together to build a chemistry-themed summer playlist!
Here are the rules for this one:

- To keep it interesting, nominate only single-word, single-substance song titles (Abbreviations are OK).
- No generic descriptors like "elements," "chemistry," "stuff," or "drugs."
- Commonly-used names, like "aspirin" in place of "acetylsalicylic acid" acceptable. 
- Since I'm running this show, I have final judgment over all entries. No whining.

I'll update the list as entries come in, assigning credit where due. Please check the (ever-growing) list to limit duplicate entries!

The 2013 Single-Word Single-Substance Summer Playlist

1. "Glycerine" - Bush
2. "Cocaine" - JJ Cale / Eric Clapton / The Cruel Sea
3. "Lithium" - Nirvana / Evanescence / The Hit House
4. "TNT" - AC/DC / Tortoise
5. "Heroin" - Lou Reed / Velvet Underground / Bongripper
6. "Boron" - The Cow Exchange / Ole Mathisen
7. "Alcohol" - Brad Paisley / Barenaked Ladies / Gogol Bordello           (thanks, Matt!)
8. "Nicotine" - Anet / Trai'D
9. "Acetone" - Mudhoney
10. "Gold" - Prince / Spandau Ballet / Owl City / Emmylou Harris / Interference on the Once / Genius / GZA  (thanks, Anon and multiple others!)
11. "Formaldehyde" - Editors / Dr. Atomik / Six Feet Under   (thanks, David Bradley!)
12. "Sulfur" - Slipknot                                                               (thanks, David Bradley!)
13. "Diamonds" - Rihanna / L'il Jon                                     (thanks, David Bradley, CMO!)
14. "Titanium" - David Guetta                                             (thanks, Lisa Jarvis!)
15. "Arsenic" - The Loved Ones / The Hit House                    (thanks, David Bradley!)
16. "Carbon" - Tori Amos  / The Hit House / VNV Nation    
17. "Water" - The Who / Brad Paisley / Breaking Benjamin / The Roots /ohGr   
(thanks, Sam Lemonick and Anon x 2!)
18. "Oxygen" - New Found Glory / Willy Mason / Michael Gira / Jean Michel Jarre / Bjork / Colbie Caillat                    (thanks, MB, Nessa, Anon, Glen, and many more!)
19. "Salt" - Lori McKenna     
20. "Kerosene" - Miranda Lambert / David Bridie     (thanks, David Bradley and Renee!)
21. "Buckminsterfullerene" - Radiation City              (thanks, David Bradley!)
22. "Cholesterol" - Adam McNaughtan   
23. "Silver" - The Pixies                                          (thanks, ColoumbicExplosion!)
24. "Melatonin" - Silver Sun Pickups / Radiohead       (thanks, ColoumbicExplosion and Anon!)
25. "Strychnine" - The Sonics                                    (thanks, Rik!)
26. "Mica" - Mission to Burma                                   (thanks, ColoumbicExplosion!)
27. "Gasoline" - Audioslave / The Dead Weather       (thanks, ColoumbicExplosion and Piotr!)
28. "Ecstasy" - ATB / PJ Harvey
29. "Melanin" - David Hause                                (thanks, David Bradley!)
30. "NaCl" - The McGarrigles                            (thanks, C&EN staff!)
31. "Ethanol" - Windy City Gentleman                (thanks, Agilent staff!)
32. "Nacre" - Annemarie Borg 
33. "Nitrous" - Twisted Insane
34. "Toluene" - Megurine Luka     
35. "Phosphorus" - Eufonius / Soil & Eclipse                (thanks, MB!)
36. "Nitroglycerin" - Movits!   
37. "Tylenol" - Ben Kweller
38. "Oxycontin" - L'il Wyte / Esham                            (thanks, S.O. and Glen!)
39. "Polyethylene" - Radiohead                                   (thanks, Rob Westervelt!)
40. "Soma" - The Smashing Pumpkins / The Strokes        (thanks, Glen!)                 
41. "LSD" - Hawkwind / Funeral Dress / Tiger5hark / Hallucinogen
42. "Morphine" - Michael Jackson                          (thanks, Anon!)
43. "Cyanide" - Deathstars / Metallica                    (thanks, Helen and Brian!)
44. "Chloroform" - Spoon                                        (thanks, Glen!) 
45. "L-Dopa" - Big Black                                       (thanks, Piotr!)
46. "Emerald" - Thin Lizzy                                        (thanks, ColoumbicExplosion!)
47. "Caffeine" - Faith No More                                 (thanks, Piotr!)
48. "NO2" - Phish                                                 (thanks, Anon!)
49. "D.M.S.O." - Dead Kennedys                         (thanks, Anon!)
50. "Silver" - Juno Reactor                                     (thanks, Piotr!)
51. "Nitrogen" - Juno Reactor / Zero Cult                  (thanks, Piotr + MB!)
52. "Palladium" - Weather Report                             (thanks, Piotr!)
53. "Quartz" - Marillion / Hit House                          (thanks, Piotr and Anon!)
54. "Ruby" - Silver Apples                                         (thanks, Piotr!)
55. "Coal" - Michael Penn                                         (thanks, Glen!)
56. "Alcool" - Ufomammut                                        (thanks, Piotr!)
57. "Alkohol" - Impaled Nazarene                              (thanks, Piotr!)
58. "Methamphetamine" - Eyehategod / Old Crow Medicine Show  (thanks, Piotr and Casey!)
59. "Copper" - Shellac  / Tones on Tail / The Pass      (thanks, Barney, Darrell, MB!)
60. "Dramamine" - Modest Mouse                               (thanks, Renee!)
61. "Haemoglobin" - Placebo                                       (thanks, Renee!)
62. "Aluminum" - The White Stripes / Barenaked Ladies     (thanks, Renee and Andrew!)
63. "EtOH" - The Avalanches                                      (thanks, Renee!)
64. "Topaz" - The B-52s                                               (thanks, Renee!)
65. "Iodine" - Dallas Crane / Icon for Hire                    (thanks, Renee and Anon!)
66. "Nylon" - Grinspoon                                               (thanks, Renee!)
67. "Aspirin" - Seka Aleksic                              
68. "Penicillin" - Jim Jones / ENDO                    
69. "Mercury" - Counting Crows / Throwing Muses / Bloc Party / The Hit House
70. "Iron" - Woodkid / Calvin Harris / Ensiferum
71. "Tritium" - Andres Fresko and Andrei K
72. "Adrenochrome" - The Sisters of Mercy / Emeralds        (thanks, Darrell!)
73. "Chromium" - The Church                                                 (thanks, Darrell!)
74. "Novacane" - Frank Ocean / Beck                                     (thanks, Teri!)
75. "Novocaine" - Alice Cooper                                              (thanks, Teri!) 
75. "Adrenaline" - Bush / Shinedown / Cam'ron / The Roots
76. "Testosterone" - Bush
77. "Cellulose" - Stegosaurus Rex                                           (thanks, Bruce Turnbull!)
78. "Sucrose" - The Delgados                                                 (thanks, Bruce Turnbull!)
79. "AZT" - The Kinsey Sicks / Cephalic Carnage 
80. "Memantine" - Vegas Martyrs
81. "Levothroid" - Vegas Martyrs
82. "Barium" - Made by Robot                                                  (thanks, Seb Spain!)
83. "Sand" - Einst├╝rzende Neubauten / Horse the Band (thanks, Seb and Piotr!)
84. "Escitolopram" - Vegas Martyrs
85. "Ritalin" - Forever the Sickest Kids / Paolo Nutini / The Simpsons
86. "Bromine" - Rushmore
87. "Tungsten" - Malvina Reynolds
88. "Ether" - Gang of Four / Nas                                               (thanks, Seb Spain!)
89. "Styrofoam" - Fugazi                                                            (thanks, Seb Spain!)
90. "Graphene" - Midwives of Discord
91. "Indigo" - Moloko                                                                 (thanks, Martyn!) 
92. "Tetrahydrocannabinol" - Esham
93. "Argon" - Ole Mathisen                                                        (thanks, Seb Spain!)
94. "Chlorine" - Ole Mathisen / The Hit House / Jeans Wilder      (thanks, Seb Spain, MB!)
95. "Fluorine" - Ole Mathisen                                                        (thanks, Seb Spain!)
96. "Radon" - Ole Mathisen                                                          (thanks, Seb Spain!)
97. "Uranium" - Ole Mathisen / Kraftwerk                                (thanks, Seb Spain and ACS UGrad Office!)
98. "Bismuth" - Ole Mathisen                                                        (thanks, Seb Spain!)
99. "Sodium" - Ole Mathisen / Alex Dimou                                     (thanks, Seb Spain, MB!)
100. "Codeine" - Trampled by Turtles / Jason Isbell / Barracudas
101. "Neon" - John Mayer                                                              (thanks, James Banal!)
102. "Thebaine" - Rachael Sage
103. "Ephedrine" - Quincy Punx / No Knife / Factory 81
104. "Sugar" - FloRida / System of a Down / Tori Amos                (thanks, Agilent Staff, Robin!)
105. "Telluride" - Laura Stevenson                                                (thanks, Paco!)
106. "Osmium" - Marshall Law                                                      (thanks, DHChemist!)
107. "Cadmium" - Henry Kaiser                                                       (thanks, DHChemist!)
108. "Granite" - Pendulum                                                                (thanks, DHChemist!)
109. "Magnesium" - Johnny Action Figure                                      (thanks, Anon!)
110. "Mescaline" - Robert Francis                                                    (thanks, Glen!)
111. "Lysine" - Max Tundra                                                            (thanks, Glen!)
112. "Clonazepam" - Esham                                                            (thanks, Glen!)
113. "Psilocybin" - Esham                                                                (thanks, Glen!)
114. "Phencyclidine" - Esham                                                          (thanks, Glen!)
115. "A-Thujone" - Esham                                                             (thanks, Glen!)
116. "Methylenedioxymethamphetamine" - Esham                           (thanks, Glen!)
117. "Dimethyltryptamine" - Esham                                                 (thanks, Glen!)
118. "THC" - Jhameel                                                                     (thanks, Nessa!)
119. "Uranium" - Commodores                                                        (thanks, Anon!)
120. "Platinum" - Mike Oldfield                                                         (thanks, Anon!)
121. "Helium" - Skyclad / Plain White T's                                         (thanks, Anon, MB!)
122. "Argon" - The Hit House / Owen                                              (thanks, Anon!)
123. "Iridium" - The Hit House / Dark Tranquility                             (thanks, Anon and Baltic!)
124. "Beryllium" - The Hit House / Computer Music All-Stars          (thanks, Anon!)
125. "Krypton" - The Hit House                                                       (thanks, Anon!)
126. "Plutonium" - The Hit House                                                      (thanks, Anon!)
127. "Basalt" - The Hit House                                                             (thanks, Anon!)
128. "Radium" - The Hit House                                                           (thanks, Anon!)
129. "Zirconium" - The Hit House                                                       (thanks, Anon!)
130. "Obsidian" - The Hit House                                                         (thanks, Anon!)
131. "Anthracite" - The Hit House                                                    (thanks, Anon!)
132. "Hydrogen" - Thea Gilmore / MIOOIN                                     (thanks, Anon, MB!)
133. "PEG" - Steely Dan                                                                   (thanks, Robert!)
134. "Zinc" - Aydio                                                                            (thanks, MB!)
135. "Cobalt" - Pyxidis                                                                       (thanks, MB!)
136. "Manganese" - Thelonius Monk                                                   (thanks, MB!)
137. "Vanadium" - Rustless                                                                   (thanks, MB!)
138. "Scandium" - Solxis                                                                      (thanks, MB!)
139. "Calcium" - The Future Sound of London                                    (thanks, MB!)
140. "Potassium" - Autophase                                                             (thanks, MB!)
141. "Silicon" - The Sound of Guns                                                     (thanks, MB!)
142. "Benzin" - Rammstein                                                                  (thanks, Free Radical!)
143. "Tryptophan" - Neva Dinova                                                        (thanks, Glen!)
144. "Dopamine" - Front Line Assembly                                              (thanks, Glen!)
145. "Serotonin" - Simple Kid                                                               (thanks, Glen!)
146. "Bakelite" - Pollyanna / Leatherface / Black Light Burns
147. "CO2" - Jim and the Povolos / XXL   
148. "Propane" - The Wrens
149. "Vaseline" - Stone Temple Pilots                                                 (thanks, Krom!)
150. "Endorphin" - Burial                                                                     (thanks, Glen!)
151. "Ruby" - Kaiser Chiefs                                                                 (thanks, Anon!)  
152. "DNA" - Little Mix                                                                         (thanks, Mark!)
153. "Ice" - Sarah McLachlan                                                                 (thanks, Robin!)
154. "Petrol" - Ash                                                                                    (thanks, Andre!)
155. "Amphetamine" - Everclear                                                               (thanks, CMOGuy!)
156. "Methanol" - Izzy Stradlin                                                                 (thanks, lastpook!)
157. "DEAD!" - My Chemical Romance / The Pixies                             (thanks, lastpook!)
158. "DEA" - The American Dollar                                                           (thanks, lastpook!)
159. "TFA" - Catch 22                                                                                 (thanks, lastpook!)
160. "Amitriptyline": - John Vanderslice                                                            (thanks, Anon!)
161. "Ativan" - Atlas Sound                                                                              (thanks, Anon!)
162. "O2" - Sleater-Kinney                                                                            (thanks, Anon!)
163. "Chrome" - VNV Nation                                                                          (thanks, H!)
164. "Paradimethylaminobenzaldehyde" - North Sea Gas                                (thanks, AlphaGamma!)
165. "XTC" - Die Toten Hosen                                                                      (thanks, AlphaGamma!)
166. "Cs137" - Ludwig von 88                                                                      (thanks, Anon!)
167. "Benzene" - Kagamine Len                                                                   (thanks, Anon!)
168. "Nitrobenzene" - Kagamine Len                                                               (thanks, Anon!)
169. "Para-dichlorobenzene" - Kagamine Len                                                (thanks, Anon!)
170. "Chlorpromazine" - The Agonist                                                              (thanks, Baltic!)
171.

36 comments:

  1. morphine - mj
    soma - SP

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  2. NO2 - phish
    D.M.S.O - Dead Kennedys

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  3. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
    Fire - Bruce Springsteen
    This Lab is Your Lab - Mike Delaney

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  4. oxygen also by Bjork, Cerys Matthews
    kerosene also by David Bridie
    topaz by The B-52s
    iodine by Dallas Crane
    cocaine also by The Cruel Sea
    nylon by Grinspoon
    aluminium by The White Stripes
    haemoglobin by Placebo
    dramamine by Modest Mouse
    EtOH by The Avalanches

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  5. TNT (Tortoise)
    Novocaine (Alice Cooper)
    also Novacane (Beck, Frank Ocean)

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  6. Moloko - indigo
    JJ72 - snow

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  7. Osmium - Marshall Law
    Cadmium - Henry Kaiser

    I could go on, but I'm very much cheating as a professor I know has a website which lists every song he knows that contains an element in the name: http://www.mjmorris.staff.shef.ac.uk/elements/eofm2.html

    So that'll probably add another 100 to the list!

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    1. Oh, and something I can actually contribute myself:
      Mercury - Bloc Party
      Granite - Pendulum
      Sci-enide - The Prodigy (yeah, I know that's pushing it a bit)

      Shame, it's a single-word, single substance, otherwise there's:
      Infra-red - Placebo
      Crystallised - The xx
      Photosynthesise - Frank Turner
      Carbon Monoxide - Regina Spektor
      Propane Nightmares - Pendulum

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    2. Calling granite a single substance is pushing things a bit isn't it? There are at least 3 phases in granite - quartz, feldspar and mica

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  8. Iodine - Icon For Hire
    Magnesium - Johnny Action Figure

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  9. Lithium - Evanescense

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  10. Since you already have Esham listed, you should check out track listings from his album DMT Sessions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMT_Sessions). Plenty to choose from there!

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  11. "Uranium" - Commodores
    "Platinum" Mike Oldfield
    "Helium" - Skyclad
    "Special K" - Placebo
    "Sugar" - System Of A Down
    "Water" - Roots
    "Megaphone" - Parry Gripp

    here comes the cheating part ..haha

    "Argon" - The Hit House
    "Arsenic" - The Hit House
    "Beryllium" - The Hit House
    "Carbon" - The Hit House
    "Chlorine" - The Hit House
    "Iridium" - The Hit House
    "Krypton" - The Hit House
    "Lithium" - The Hit House
    "Mercury" - The Hit House
    "Plutonium" - The Hit House
    "Radium" - The Hit House
    "Zirconium" - The Hit House

    "Quartz" - The Hit House
    "Obsidian" - The Hit House
    "Anthracite" - The Hit House
    "Basalt" - The Hit House

    - tgtac

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  12. Hydrogen - Thea Gilmore
    Chemicals - Love and Death

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  13. Tea - Led Zeppelin
    Caffeine - Alice Cooper
    Caffeine - sung to the tune of Cocaine - Eric Clapton
    PEG - Steely Dan
    Gold - Emmylou Harris, also a title used by Spandau Ballet, Victoria Justice, Owl City, and Britt Nicole (I'm only familiar with the Emmylou Harris version, though).

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  14. Hey everyone: I added most of the tunes listed to this collaborative Spotify playlist:

    http://open.spotify.com/user/organometallica/playlist/1nPpIoBvB6FSqYmsZpX71A

    Enjoy!

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  15. Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs

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  16. Amphetamine - Everclear
    Diamonds - Lil Jon
    Pepper - Butthole Surfers

    And a fictional material...

    Kyrptonite -- Three Doors Down

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  17. Methanol - Izzy Stradlin
    DEAD! - My Chemical Romance/Pixies
    DEA - The American Dollar
    TFA - Catch 22

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  18. "Amitriptyline" - John Vanderslice

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  19. "Ativan" - Atlas Sound
    "O2" - Sleater-Kinney [yes, they mean oxygen]

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  20. Chrome and Carbon both by VNV Nation

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  21. "Solvent" - Skinny Puppy
    "wAteR" - ohGr

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  22. "Paradimethylaminobenzaldehyde"- North Sea Gas
    "Iron"- Ensiferum

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  23. Would "XTC" - Die Toten Hosen count?

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  24. "Gold" Genius/GZA
    "Cs 137" Ludwig von 88

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  25. Radiohead - "Melatonin" (I believe a B side or something like that)
    Gogol Bordello - "Alcohol"

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  26. as a cherry on the cake:

    "Anything you synthesize" - the American Dollar

    ;)

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  27. The Barenaked Ladies also have a song titled "Aluminum" :)

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  28. Not too late, right? Entry #34 (Toluene) is part of a song series which also includes the songs Benzene, Nitrobenzene, and Para-dichlorobenzene (all Kagamine Len).

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  29. #123 "Iridium" is also a song performed by Dark Tranquillity. A new entry: "Chlorpromazine" by The Agonist.

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  30. "Hemoglobin"- Beborn Beton
    "Silicon World"- Eiffel 65 (two words...I know I know...)
    "Fuel"- Metallica
    "Golddiggers"- Gunther
    "Platinum"- Orgy
    "Dirt"- Phish
    "Feuer und Wasser"- Rammstein
    "Fire"- Scooter
    "Fat"- Weird Al Yancovich
    "Ice Ice Baby"- Vanilla Ice (Its too good NOT to include!!! lol)

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