Find me songs about elements (in Contests)


AdminShade November 16 2011 1:02 PM EST

I'd like to challenge you to find me songs about, or having the title of, elements of the periodic table.


The 2 songs I already have:
3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
Davit Guetta feat. Sia - Titanium

Every good song (which has not been mentioned before of course) gets you 25k. If I also happen to like the song, it gets you even more! Depending on how much I like it, the prize will go up to 100k. Even though I promised myself not to get duplicates of elements, the songs from Evanescence and Sting made me break this rule. :)

As for updates:
Lochnivar: Nirvana - Lithium: 100k
Fishead: Spandau Ballet - Gold: 100k
Ranger: No Doubt - Platinum Blone Life: 50k
Fishead: Prince - Diamonds and Pearls: 50k
Fishead: Evanescence - Lithium: 50k
Shades' dad: Within Temptation - Iron (he gets no prize)
ScrObot: Sting - Fields of Gold - 100k


Lochnivar November 16 2011 1:05 PM EST

Nirvana - Lithium

Demigod November 16 2011 1:15 PM EST

Colbie Caillat - Oxygen

Lochnivar November 16 2011 1:15 PM EST

Silver - Moist
Copper Head Road - Steve Earle

Demigod November 16 2011 1:20 PM EST

I forgot about Steve Earle's Copperhead road -- that one deserves 100k.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] November 16 2011 1:27 PM EST

u2 gets a double whammy with:

silver & gold

Lochnivar November 16 2011 1:34 PM EST

Iron Man - Black Sabbath
One Tin Soldier - I prefer the 'Me First and the Gimme Gimme's' version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjLCtn07F0o - starts at the 7:26 mark

QBRanger November 16 2011 1:58 PM EST

(Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music! ----Teresa Brewer
Maxwell's Silver Hammer ----The Beatles
Kryptonite ----3 Doors Down
Neon Nights ----Atlanta Rhythm Section
Mercury Blues ----David Lindley or Alan Jackson
Platinum Blonde Life ----No Doubt
Uranium Rock ----Warren Smith or The Cramps
My Iron Lung ----Radiohead
Aluminum ----White Stripes or Barenaked Ladies
Think Zinc ----T. Rex
One Tin Soldier ----Original Caste or Coven
Copperhead Road ----Steve Earle
Magneto & Titanium Man ----Paul McCartney & Wings
Love Is Like Oxygen ----Sweet
Fool's Gold ----Stone Roses
Lithium ---- Nirvana
Gunpowder & Lead ----Miranda Lambert

ScrObot November 16 2011 2:02 PM EST

"Meet the Elements" from They Might Be Giants' excellent fourth kid-oriented album, Here Comes Science.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy0m7jnyv6U

ScrObot November 16 2011 2:06 PM EST

And Kryptonite is not a real element... ;) But if you're including it, "Jimmy Olsen's Blues" by The Spin Doctors is the "pocketful of kryptonite" song. (=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrQCro68sRU

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] November 16 2011 3:40 PM EST

Soilwork - Mercury Shadow

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] November 16 2011 3:55 PM EST

Soilwork - Neon Rebels too, don't see any others in my collection.

Fishead November 16 2011 4:21 PM EST

Lithium by Evanescence
Gold by Sandau Ballet
Diamonds (carbon?) And Pearls by Prince

Lochnivar November 16 2011 4:27 PM EST

To cover all the ones that people can't find:

Absent Elements - Finger Eleven

This one is gonna payoff huge! I reckon we'll maybe hit 20 which would put this song's value at 25k * (118-20) = 2.45mil, give or take.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 16 2011 6:33 PM EST

Every song from Noxious Emotion's "Elements" album.

ScrObot November 16 2011 6:36 PM EST

A whole mess more (album name in parenthesis):

Sting - Lithium Sunset (Mercury Falling)
Tori Amos - Carbon (Scarlet's Walk)
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - Carbon Prevails (The Social Network Soundtrack)
Juno Reactor - Nitrogen Part 1 and Part 2 (Shango)
Bjork - All Neon Like (Homogenic)
Buckethead - Aluminum Clouds (Funnel Weaver)
Praxis - Sulfer and Cheese (Profanation)
Future Sound of London - Calcium (Accelerator)
Praxis - Cannibal [Heart Shape of Iron Blade] (Metatron)
Dire Straits - Iron Band (On Every Street)
Rob Zombie - Iron Head (The Sinister Urge)
Weird Al Yankovic - Mr. Frump in the Iron Lung (Weird Al Yankovic)
Foster the People - Life on the Nickel (Torches)
Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole [Copper] (Head Like a Hole EP)
Daft Punk - Indigo Silver Club (Homework)
Juno Reactor - Silver (Beyond the Infinite)
Ozzy Osbourne - Silver (Black Rain)
Genesis - Silver Rainbow (Genesis)
Fleetwood Mac - Silver Springs (The Dance, B side of Go Your Own Way single)
The Smashing Pumpkins - Silver**** (Siamese Dream)
Stone Temple Pilots - Silvergun Superman (Purple)
Autechre - Silverside (Amber)
Plaid - Silversum (Double Figure)
Robert Plant - Tin Pan Valley (Mighty Rearranger)
Orgy - Platinum (Candy***)
Sting - Fields of Gold (Ten Summoner's Tales)
Lamb - Gold (Lamb)
Tori Amos - Gold Dust (Scarlet's Walk)
Fleetwood Mac - Gold Dust Woman (Rumours) (also covered by Hole)
Metric - Gold Guns Girls (Fantasies)
Primus - Golden Boy (Brown Album)
Mindless Self Indulgence - Golden I (Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy)
David Bowie - Golden Years (Station to Station) (also covered by Marilyn Manson)
Metallica - The Ecstasy of Gold (S&M)
Captain Bogg & Salty - Treading the Seas for Pirate Gold (Emphatical Piratical)
Counting Crows - Mercury (Recovering the Satellites)
Meat Beat Manifesto - Asbestos Lead Asbestos (Subliminal Sandwich)
Oysterhead - Radon Balloon (The Grand Pecking Order)
Count Zero - Radium Eyes (Never Be Yourself)

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 16 2011 6:37 PM EST

I really like Nobelium.

Admiralkiller November 16 2011 6:55 PM EST

crazy bout a mercury...forget who sings it...some guy and stuff..

Admiralkiller November 16 2011 6:56 PM EST

Heart of Gold- Neil Young

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] November 16 2011 7:14 PM EST


"Crazy 'Bout a Mercury" is Alan Jackson.

King November 16 2011 7:28 PM EST

Tom Lehrer's - The Element Song

The majority of the periodic table used as the lyrics.

QBRanger November 16 2011 9:02 PM EST

The song is not called 'crazy about a mercury'. It's real name is Mercury Blues. Written by K. C. Douglas and Robert Geddins in 1949.

And it was performed by many others including Alan Jackson.

Including the Steve Miller Band, Canned Heat, Norton Buffalo, David Lindley, Meat Loaf, and Dwight Yoakam.

Alan Jackson's version was the most popular according to the music Billboard charts.



AdminShade November 17 2011 4:36 PM EST

I've checked a few and also really like a few.
Haven't had the time to really send prizes but I'll do that somewhere around/in the coming weekend.

p.s. that nirvana song definitely will get a 100k prize!

AdminShade November 24 2011 11:57 AM EST

I think I've found a candidate for Gold:

Gold by Sandau Ballet

AdminShade December 6 2011 2:07 PM EST

This thread is not forgotten! (so don't worry)

AdminG Beee December 6 2011 3:43 PM EST

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSAaiYKF0cs&noredirect=1

The Pope [Serenity In Chaos] December 6 2011 4:07 PM EST

gold by prince

The Pope [Serenity In Chaos] December 6 2011 4:13 PM EST

neon by john mayer
Tungsten, by Malvina Reynolds
Bruce Cockburn - Radium Rain
THE LOVED ONES - ARSENIC

Tabaldak December 8 2011 8:45 PM EST

Chrome - Trace Atkins
Critical Mass - Nuclear Assault
Golden Cobra - Limp Bizkit
Man on the Silver Mountain - Rainbow
Neon - Chris Young
One Tin Soldier - Coven
Sulfur - Slipknot

Fishead December 8 2011 10:36 PM EST

Silver and Gold, Burl Ives
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