Song Titles From The Periodic Table Of Elements

I remember the first time I laid my eyes on the periodic table of elements and thought to myself, “what an awesome discovery this is!” Naturally, the first periodic table that I bought was colored, with each group having a distinct color.

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Yeah, something like this, except during my time Seaborgium was known as Unnilhexium.

Fast forward to today when I find myself not using the table anymore. I kinda missed the idea of looking at the atomic numbers and chemical symbols of elements — yeah yeah, I know, geeky stuff. Suddenly, this EDM song comes blasting on the radio, and I find myself bopping to the tune. It’s “Titanium” by David Guetta featuring Sia.

Almost immediately, I remember that titanium is an element. And then my mind started to wonder: Are there any other songs with element names as the title? As it turns out, there are quite a few.

Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you this list of song titles from the periodic table of elements!

Please note that I tried to be as exhaustive as possible in my research of these songs:

  • I chose songs with titles that used the element name and nothing else. Therefore, you won’t see “Tin Man” by America, or “Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down.
  • I didn’t include songs that were meant to refer to the elements themselves. Examples include educational songs about the elements or “Copper” by Shellac.
  • I didn’t include songs from artists that only have a few fans. Only those with a considerable number of views on YouTube are included in this list.

Ready to listen to the songs and learn some chemistry on the side? Check out the list of songs arranged according to their order on the periodic table of elements!

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Helium
Plain White T’s

Lithium
Nirvana

Carbon
Tori Amos

Oxygen
Lincoln Brewster

Neon
John Mayer

Aluminum
Barenaked Ladies

Sulfur
Slipknot

Titanium
David Guetta feat. Sia

Iron
Nicky Romero feat. Calvin Harris

Silver
Pixies

Iodine
Leonard Cohen

Iridium
Dark Tranquillity

Platinum
Snoop Dogg feat. R. Kelly

Gold
Spandau Ballet

Mercury
Bloc Party

Arsenic
The Loved Ones

Uranium
Kraftwerk

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He is a licensed Chemical Engineer, and has had work experience in the industry (Cotabato Sugar Central Company Inc. and San Miguel Brewery Inc.). He is the co-owner and administrator of the Davao City gateway blog DavaoBase.com. His passions are web development and music.

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