I thought I’d compile a list of songs related to biomedical science. These were all found in my iTunes library. I’ve missed off multiple entries for the same kind of thing, as indicated.
- Grand Mal -Elliott Smith from XO Sessions
- She’s Lost Control – Joy Division from Unknown Pleasures (Epilepsy)
- Aneuryism – Nirvana from Hormoaning EP
- Serotonin – Mansun from Six
- Serotonin Smile – Ooberman from Shorley Wall EP
- Brain Damage – Pink Floyd from Dark Side of The Moon
- Paranoid Schizophrenic – The Bats from How Pop Can You Get?
- Headacher – Bear Quartet from Penny Century
- Headache – Frank Black from Teenager of the Year
- Manic Depression – Jimi Hendrix Experience and lots of other songs about depression
- Paranoid – Black Sabbath from Paranoid (thanks to Joaquin for the suggestion!)
- Cancer (interlude) – Mansun from Six
- Hepatic Tissue Fermentation – Carcass or pretty much any song in this genre of Death Metal
- Whiplash – Metallica from Kill ‘Em All
- Another Invented Disease – Manic Street Preachers from Generation Terrorists
- Broken Nose – Family from Bandstand
- Bones – Radiohead from The Bends
- Ana’s Song – Silverchair from Neon Ballroom (Anorexia Nervosa)
- 4st 7lb – Manic Street Preachers from The Holy Bible (Anorexia Nervosa)
- November Spawned A Monster – Morrissey from Bona Drag (disability)
- Castles Made of Sand – Jimi Hendrix Experience from Axis: Bold As Love (disability)
- Cardiac Arrest – Madness from 7
- Blue Veins – The Raconteurs from Broken Boy Soldiers
- Vein Melter – Herbie Hancock from Headhunters
- Scoliosis – Pond from Rock Collection (curvature of the spine)
- Taste the Blood – Mazzy Star… lots of songs with blood in the title.
- Biotech is Godzilla – Sepultura from Chaos A.D.
- Luminol – Ryan Adams from Rock N Roll
- Feel Good Hit Of The Summer – Queens of The Stone Age from Rated R (prescription drugs of abuse)
- Stars That Play with Laughing Sam’s Dice – Jimi Hendrix Experience (and hundreds of other songs about recreational drugs)
- Tramazi Parti – Black Grape from It’s Great When You’re Straight…
- Z is for Zofirax – Wingtip Sloat from If Only For The Hatchery
- Goldfish and Paracetamol – Catatonia from International Velvet
- L Dopa – Big Black from Songs About Fucking
Genetics and molecular biology
- Genetic Reconstruction – Death from Spiritual Healing
- Genetic – Sonic Youth from 100%
- Hair and DNA – Hot Snakes from Audit in Progress
- DNA – Circle from Meronia
- Biological – Air from Talkie Walkie
- Gene by Gene – Blur from Think Tank
- My Selfish Gene – Catatonia from International Velvet
- Sheer Heart Attack – Queen (“it was the DNA that made me this way”)
- Mutantes – Os Mutantes
- The Missing Link – Napalm Death from Mentally Murdered E.P.
- Son of Mr. Green Genes – Frank Zappa from Hot Rats
- Sweet Oddysee Of A Cancer Cell T’ Th’ Center Of Yer Heart – Mercury Rev from Yerself Is Steam
- Dead Embryonic Cells – Sepultura from Arise
- Cells – They Might Be Giants from Here Comes Science (songs for kids about science)
- White Blood Cells LP by The White Stripes
- Anything by The Membranes
- Soma – Smashing Pumpkins from Siamese Dream
- Golgi Apparatus – Phish from Junta
- Cell-scape LP by Melt Banana
Album covers with science images
Godflesh – Selfless. Scanning EM image of some cells growing on a microchip?
Circle – Meronia. Photograph of an ampuole?
Do you know any other science songs or album covers? Leave a comment!