Welcome to the "Wikipedia of science songs," covering the expanding universe of educational music since 2004! Whether you're looking for a new YouTube rap video about genomics or a decades-old song about the periodic table, you've come to the right page!

For help with song searches, check out our video tutorial and/or the search tips below. Educators may also wish to read our blog post on incorporating the SAS&M database into your courses and/or our article in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (now freely available to all!).

• You may search one or more fields at a time. If you enter text in multiple boxes, you will get results that match ALL conditions. Example: if you type tree in the Song Title field and Bill in the Performer/Songwriter field, only songs whose title includes tree AND whose performer or songwriter includes Bill will be shown.

• Spelling counts! That is, searches will only match exact sequences of characters. Example: a search for the performer Bungee Jumping Cows yields no matches because the official group name is Bungee Jumpin' Cows. However, searches are not case-sensitive.

• Single words, or even parts of words, often work better in searches than multi-word phrases. (For example, entering mitochondri will match mitochondrial, mitochondria, and mitochondrion.)

• Keywords/phrases may be found either in a song's title or in its lyrics, provided that the lyrics are stored in our database.

• When searching for short keywords, consider adding a space before and/or after them. For example, a keyword search for pi will return hundreds of songs, since this string matches apical, epinephrine, pine, etc. A search for [space]pi[space] will reduce the number of hits considerably.

• Additional tips are posted on our database F.A.Q. page.

SEARCH OUR DATABASE OF 7000+ SONGS   (last update: Sept. 7, 2016)

      (i.e., the song upon which a parody is based)

      (e.g., youtube.com [omit http://www.])

      (mouse over orange stars on search results page)

Additional (optional) search restrictions:
Only include songs intended for students between ages and . (Songs for "all ages" or adults will not be included if the range is narrowed to less than 0-99.)


Are we missing some songs? Please send your suggestions to crowther@uw.edu! Please include as much of the following information as possible:
    • Song title
    • Song template (parody title)
    • Album title
    • Performer
    • Writer(s)
    • URL for audio
    • URL for lesson plan
    • URL for lyrics
    • URL for score (sheet music)
    • URL for video
    • URL for purchase