9:30 Coffee Break: Periodic Table of Elements

Periodic Table of the Elements birthday cake
A Periodic Table of the Elements birthday cake (Mike Fritz - Creative Commons)

This morning on Random Vinyl, we spun "I Just Want to Celebrate," a track by Rare Earth, and it got us thinking about the periodic table of elements. How many symbols do you remember? Pb? Au? Or how about K?

You don't have to remember what those letters stand for, but it got us thinking about how many bands, songs and artist names include references to the periodic table of elements. (Need a refresher? There's no shame in it; visit Wikipedia's Periodic Table page.)

So for today's Coffee Break, we're asking: What songs do you want to hear that reference the periodic table either in the song title or the artist name? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Carbon/Silicon "The News"
Black Sabbath "Iron Man"
Nirvana "Lithium"
They Might be Giants "Meet the Elements"
Freda Payne "Band of Gold"
Foxygen "Shuggie"

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