Top 10 Songs about Chemicals


You already work in the chemical industry. You buy, sell or write about chemicals. Whether you want to or not, you probably wear them and even eat them and drink them. My colleague Doris writes in her blog about how we slap chemicals on our faces in lotions and potions. Now the ICIS Music Editors have compiled this playlist of Top 10 Songs on the theme of the Chemical Life and petrochemical price reporting in general.

1 Anything by “The Chemical Brothers” or “My Chemical Romance
2 Careless Whisper – George Michael
3 Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
4 Killing me Softly – The Fugees (just joking guys!)
5 It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley (last chance for a price hike)
6 The Carnival is Over – The Seekers ($100/barrel crude oil)
7 Stuck inside of Mobile (with the Memphis Blues again) – Bob Dylan (this one for Tobias with his phenol plant in Mobile)
8 N E C A (to the tune of YMCA – Village People)
9 Can we fix it? – Bob the Builder
10 Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead

Any more suggestions?

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4 Responses to Top 10 Songs about Chemicals

  1. Mark 10 January, 2008 at 10:15 am #

    There’s actually a Radiohead song called Polyethylene aswell.

  2. John 10 January, 2008 at 10:53 am #

    There’s one called Polythene Pam by the Beatles, and Plastic Fantastic Lover by Jefferson Airplane.

  3. S McGinn 5 February, 2008 at 9:12 pm #

    I couldn’t read on with out throwing some more. Here’s a few more with YouTube links:

    Toxic – Britney Spears (MTBE)

    I Can’t Drive 55 – Sammy Hagar (ethanol)

    Wipeout – The Ventures (US economy)

    Thanks for the Memories – Fall Out Boy (cheap crude)

    All Mixed Up – 311 (the US presidential run)

    Push It – Salt ‘N Pepa (green chemical industry)

  4. Plastics World 19 December, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    Top songs about plastic No. 2: Plastic by Juju and the Space Rangers – “They’ve got plastic everything these days”

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