September 30, 2010

Science Song of the Week #19: "Collider" by Les Horribles Cernettes

This week's featured song is more in the "just for fun" category than the "learn a whole lot of science in four short minutes" category. But there are some good reasons to give this one a turn in the spotlight. First, the video appears to have been filmed on location at CERN, the Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire (European Council for Nuclear Research). Second, the group has an awesome name, Les Horribles Cernettes, which shares its acronym of LHC with another CERN-based entity of some renown. Third, LHC can legitimately claim to be the "first band on the web" -- not just the first science-song band, but the first band, period!

Below is a video of their signature hit, "Collider" (lyrics here), about a woman who is lonely because her physicist boyfriend spends all of his waking hours at the lab, smashing atoms.

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