Our GeekTech playlist includes a growing selection of any song that has a geeky vibe, be it a reference to the periodical table, expressing love for your computer, what happens when you get a blue screen of death, or even just singing out about surfing the internet. At time of writing the ‘Songs For Geeks‘ playlist has around 30 tracks, here is a selection of just a few of them:
This fun three-minute-long song details the love between a user and their computer, explaining how a computer is always there for you, serving up predictable errors within a safe domain. It’s fairly geeky, we’d say.
Elton John’s 1972 hit Rocket Man, featured on the album Honky Chateau, was the geeky track selected by former aerospace engineering student and GeekTech’s resident spaceflight junkie James Mulroy.
This space-rock song describes the outerspace feelings of an astronaut whose had to leave his family behind as he heads to Mars. The popular song was performed by Elton John at the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998.
Taken from Blackalicious’ second full-length album Blazing Arrow, Chemical Calisthenics was one of the geeky tracks suggested for the playlist by PCWorld associate editor Patrick Miller.
Patrick’s selection is the twelth track on the hip-hop album and is over three minutes of elemental rapping–literally. The song is all about the periodic table and features such lines as, “the theory is that all matter is composed of at least three fundamental particles”, and “by now you’ve guessed electrons are probably negatively charged”. Geeky indeed.
Daft Punk’s Technolgic is taken from the French duo’s 2005 album Human After All. This track was suggested for the geeky playlist by yours truly, and you can see why by looking at its name alone.
The four minute song relays many modern-day technology activities, including playing a file, burning files, dragging and dropping, and zipping and unzipping. The song went on to feature in an iPod TV ad, and later it appeared in Tap Tap Revenge for the iPhone and console game DJ Hero.
The above is just a selection of what’s included in our GeekTech ‘Songs For Geeks‘ playlist. Other tracks on offer include Fat Boy Slim’s Slash Dot Dash, Blue Screen Of Death by Tom Smith, Code Monkey from Jonathan Coulton, iGeneration by MC Lars and even the Cantina Band music from Star Wars.