The editors of Physics Today take you on a shuffle and a dip into the long tradition of giving a lyrical voice to science. This grab bag of songs concludes with a lyric-writing contest.
We are grateful to several individuals for their help. Walter Smith, whose website (http://www.physicssongs.org) is a treasure trove, provided much kind assistance. Tom Lehrer, Laura Greene, Lynda Williams, and Michael Mendelson graciously shared some of their original material with us.