Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Electricity Playlist of Phyz

Wow. Electricity seems to be very well represented in the world of popular music.

My Blog of Phyz colleague, Dan Burns, has apparently been making music playlists for years. So I'm giving it a go, too. Seems like great fun. With today's seemingly limitless access to music and the magic of search engines, prospects are good that a number of tracks can be identified for any particular topic. The trick is to steer clear of "E" (explicit lyrics songs).

Playlists can be set to shuffle during lab activities in class, if you're inclined to do such. I put out a call on Twitter, and my initial list of 30 sounds more than doubled. Crowd-sourcing!

My Physics classes just worked through a couple of electrostatics labs and several circuits labs are coming up. I fear the music well may run dry when it comes time to assemble a magnetism playlist.

Here is the electricity playlist (as of today):

The Electricity Playlist of Phyz
Are Friends ElectricGary Numan1979
Be Direct With MeGeneral Electric1966
The Body ElectricRush1984
Brighter than the SunColbie Caillat2011
Chain LightningRush1989
Chain LightningSteely Dan1975
City ElectricAnberlin2015
Danger! High VoltageElectric Six2003
Dry LightningBruce Springsteen1995
Electric AvenueEddy Grant1982
Electric BlueThe Cranberiies1996
Electric BlueIcehouse1987
Electric ChapelLady Gaga2011
The Electro Co.U21980
Electric FeelMGMT2007
Electric LoveBØRNS2014
Electrical StormAna Free2013
Electrical StormJoseph Arthur2009
Electrical StormMatt Walters2013
Electrical StormU22002
ElectricityThe Glands2018
ElectricityOrchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark1988
ElectricityElton John2004
Electricity Iration2008
ElectricityJoni Mitchell1972
Electricity (acoustic)Silk City & Dua Lipa2018
Electricity, ElectricityGoodness1996
Greased Lightning"Grease" Original Cast1978
GypsyFleetwood Mac1982
High VoltageAC/DC1975
Hold on TightElectric Ligh Orchestra1981
LightningAlex Goot2012
LightningLittle Mix2015
LightningREO Speedwagon1972
LightningState Champs2018
LightningThe Wanted2012
LightningCash Cash2016
The Lightning StrikeA Silent Film2015
Lightning StrikeSnow Patrol2008
Lightning StrikesAngel Taylor2009
Lightning StrikesDawn and Hawkes2015
Lightning StrikesR52015
Lightning StrikesWinnie2017
Lightning StrikesYes1999
Low Spark of High Heeled BoysTraffic
PureLightning Seeds
She's ElectricOasis1995
ShockPsychedelic Furs1987
Shock Me Into LoveLenka2011
Shock the MonkeyPeter Gabriel1982
Shock to the SystemYes1991
SparkTori Amos1998
SparkAmber Run
SparksJames Bay2015
This is What You Came ForCalvin Harris2016
Thunder and LightningPhil Collins1981

If I missed a gem, let me know in the comments. 

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