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I've often suspected that the lyrics of most pop songs could be written by a I have proof :)

Here's a song that uses the universal mathematical constant Pi as its lyrics.

Pi song

If you want to sing-a-long-a-digits, here are a few to get you started... :)


Some bonus Pi music/songs:

asked 06 Aug '12, 02:39

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....@Stingray, this is nutty as a fruitcake. Nice harmony, though. :D

(06 Aug '12, 02:49) Grace

Lol. The piano's one cool.

(06 Aug '12, 03:32) CalonLan

I like the Mathematical Pi song

(06 Aug '12, 09:46) Fairy Princess
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I have had two life-long puzzles I have been working on...One of them is trying to trisect an angle without anything but a pencil and a compass....The other is cracking Pi. I gave up on the angle one a while back-but Pi has still been a puzzle that I believe will be cracked one day.

Pi is an irrational number-it has no end to it, and just goes on forever and ever. I have tried all sorts of things with Pi- and also have toyed with it on Piano.

I know this is a weird pursuit, but it is just me. I do not even have a degree in Math- I just got hooked when taking geometry, and haven't quit.

God created everything and I figure that there must be some sort of way to make sense of irrational numbers. Pi is like the God particle of Math, I think.

There logically must be some sense to PI- it is, after all, the ratio of the radius of a circle to its circumference, and the circle is a perfect figure, in my eyes. Why would that ratio be irrational? It does not make sense. There has to be some way to make sense of this ratio, and other irrational numbers.

I already saw that video and it is kinda neat, Stingray. Thanks for bringing it up to us.

I don't agree with your premise, though. It is not logical.


Pop music is simple.

Computers can do simple things.

Therefore, computers can write pop songs.




answered 06 Aug '12, 04:26

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edited 06 Aug '12, 04:37

@Jaianniah - If there is a "God Particle" of Math, I would say it's the Golden Ratio (Phi) and its Fibonacci connections, rather than Pi. To me, Pi is just a shadow of Phi, and I've been told by a few non-physical beings that Phi is what to focus on in figuring out the inner workings of physical reality:

(06 Aug '12, 04:42) Stingray

I have considered that one, and you may be right...but Pi is pretty special, and of great practical use. You really do like to argue with me, don't you? :) ♥

(06 Aug '12, 04:45) Jaianniah

@Jaianniah - Perhaps you should take things a little less personally ;) Someone expressing a different point of view is simply someone expressing a different point of view, not a "argument" :)

(06 Aug '12, 04:54) Stingray

@Stingray- You are right. I do take things personally. Sorry....♥

(06 Aug '12, 04:57) Jaianniah

@Jaianniah - Regarding your edit, if you look carefully, you'll see a smiley at the end of my first sentence in my looks like this one ---> :)

I was lamenting the generally poor nature of today's pop song lyrics, not trying to imply that computers should write pop songs. Next time, I'll make such ironic statements more clear, perhaps by inserting something like the following sentence in near proximity...

This Is A Joke!


(06 Aug '12, 05:27) Stingray

@Stingray: Now who is taking things personally??? :) Please note smiley!

(06 Aug '12, 08:52) Jaianniah
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Very good melodies,dont know about the lyrics;) Thanks for sharing Stingray. Heres Bill Baileys view on lyrics in some of todays pop songs:) Bill Bailey Texting Song


answered 06 Aug '12, 04:40

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@Satori - Very funny...and I was actually in the audience that night :)

(06 Aug '12, 04:46) Stingray

@Stingray-Ha amazing Stingray.Whats the odds of that?Your a bit of a fan to then. I got to see him in Belfast around the same time.Im almost sure it was the same tour:)

(06 Aug '12, 05:03) Satori

@Satori - Yes, definitely a Bill Bailey fan :) He's an incredibly intelligent and thoughtful guy, as well as being an extremely funny comedian

(06 Aug '12, 05:22) Stingray

Love Bill Bailey , my nutty kinda man ♥

(06 Aug '12, 05:49) Starlight

@Stingray-Agreed on that,sounds like you know him,nice one:)

(06 Aug '12, 06:14) Satori

@Satori - No, don't know him. Just watched interviews, that's all :) For example:

(06 Aug '12, 06:20) Stingray

@Stingray-Thanks for the link, enjoyed watching that.Imagine someone coming up to him and asking him for change while he was busking,Lol very funny :)

(06 Aug '12, 08:22) Satori

@Stingray, @Satori, great clips! New discovery for me, love him! He is reminding me a bit of Eddie Izzard, one of my favorite people on earth. But....what is "busking"?

(06 Aug '12, 09:09) Grace

@Satori - Yes, I bet that incident launched a few desires :) I love how he sneaks in some deep references from time to time in his routines. e.g. ideas about freewill and determinism applied to renting a car :)

(06 Aug '12, 09:37) Stingray

@Grace - Busking is playing music or performing in the street for donations

(06 Aug '12, 09:39) Stingray

@Stingray - Hilarious! Thank you! LOL!

(06 Aug '12, 09:50) Grace

@Stingray-Thanks thats Classic, lol.Yes he is very unique for these insights of his :) A multi-talented comedian:)

(06 Aug '12, 11:26) Satori

Thanks for the link Stingray:)

(07 Aug '12, 06:27) Satori

@Stingray! :D Great link. Great laugh! Wonderful interpretation of Hawkings. Never got all the way through even A Briefer History of Time myself, and I remember wondering if he got a bit lax in the end, but figured hell, I'll never know. LOL!

(07 Aug '12, 09:15) Grace

@Stingray-Thanks, pure brilliance from Bill.I must try the Pringle-sandwich for centering lol :)

(07 Aug '12, 12:28) Satori
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Not so great though is it! I disagree Stingray - beautiful music comes from the heart and is inspired.


This has got me thinking about the relationship between Maths and Music - a teacher who is brilliant at the piano told me that some people play with the heart (they feel the music) and others play using a mathematical pattern type thinking. I think I should be able to tell the difference but I've never noticed or pursued it to find out more.


answered 06 Aug '12, 03:10

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edited 06 Aug '12, 07:19


@Catherine, then again "beautiful" is a perception of reality. I wonder what reality do people listening to MTV crap have. But then again they do listen to it and like it and it gets played in clubs. So if I were to enter music business, I could probably become famous by combination of 3 tones. lol

(06 Aug '12, 03:35) CalonLan

@Calonlan - yes, you're right - there is no accounting for taste.

(06 Aug '12, 03:40) Catherine

Takes all kinds to make a world , how boring if everyone liked exactly the same thing ;-)

(06 Aug '12, 05:25) Starlight

@Starlight, imagine there would be nothing to give you headache. haha

(06 Aug '12, 05:42) CalonLan

@CalonLan , nothing does ;-)

(06 Aug '12, 05:45) Starlight

@Starlight - You're right of course.

(06 Aug '12, 05:54) Catherine

@Catherine ♥♥♥

(06 Aug '12, 06:02) Starlight

@CalonLan-You could become famous Calonlan ;) There is many bands that have.Here is a band that are famous for it and actually make a joke out of it with the name of one of their albums;) :)

(06 Aug '12, 06:25) Satori

@Catherine- Dont know if this is revelant.I used to play bass in a band.When we started out we had no vocalist so it was easy to get lost.We mostly played rock music in 4/4 time.I used to count the bars in the song and I would signal to the other guys before the changes came in.After a while this became instinctive so I didnt have to signal.:)

(06 Aug '12, 07:30) Satori

@Satori - very interesting Satori - I'm no good at Maths or Music so all comments welcomed. Patterns in music are interesting but I'm way out of my depth in any conversation about it.

(06 Aug '12, 08:09) Catherine

@Catherine - Same here. I love music, even sing, but can't read a note, try as I may. I did once learn to play Crazy Train on the bass though. :) Now that was fun.

(06 Aug '12, 08:39) Grace

I'm looking for a vacancy in a Frog Choral Group , anyone have a link ;-) ♥♥♥

(06 Aug '12, 22:56) Starlight
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