Just for fun, here are ten songs about mathematics. Am I missing any good ones? Post them in the comments.
1. Finite Simple Group (of Order 2) by the Klein Four Group (lyrics). This excellent song was written and performed by graduate students at Northwestern University, where I did my graduate work. I think it is funny that I noticed the familiar stairwell before I noticed the familiar professors (in the background).
3. A Song About Pi by Irving Kaplansky, sung by Lucy Kaplansky (my blog post about the song)
5. One Geometry (rapped to the tune of Snoop Dogg and Pharrell William’s “Drop it Like it’s Hot”) by Steve Sawin (AKA Slim Dorky) (lyrics). I posted this video about the Poincare conjecture on the day that Perelman was chosen as a Clay Millennium prize winner—an award that he famously turned down.
6. Down With That (Bolzano Weierstrauss Rap) by Steve Sawin (AKA Slim Dorky) (a previous blog post has links to the lyrics)
7. Lobachevsky by Tom Lehrer (I gave links to other math songs by Tom Lehrer in a previous blog post)
8. I Will Derive (to the tune of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”) (lyrics)
9. Mathematical Pi (sung to the tune of Don McLean’s “American Pie”) by Ken Ferrier and Antoni Chan (lyrics)
10. Calculus Rhapsody (to the tune of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”) by Mike Gospel and Phil Kirk (lyrics)
[Edit] OK, I said 10, but I forgot to add this one when I made the post live. Thanks to Blair for reminding me…
11. The twelve days of Christmath by Vi Hart (be sure to check out all of Vi Hart’s videos)
Bonus video. This isn’t a song, and it isn’t really about math. It is just a hilarious video about numbers.
24 is the highest number from Mr. Show