Friday Playlist: Weird Science

A soundtrack for your laboratory/spaceship/bedroom.

Songs about magic and technology (and everything in between).

Illustration by Minna


  • emseely November 2nd, 2012 11:05 PM

    Ok, I am having feelings of nostalgia about schoolhouse rock– I did not have friends in elementary school so I would watch it instead of having play dates. I loved interplanet Janet the most.

  • litchick November 2nd, 2012 11:26 PM

    Ahhh I luv song #8!!! I can’t wait to give the other songs a try, too. :) Thanks for all the new music!

    The illustration is awesome, btw!

  • raphaelle November 2nd, 2012 11:32 PM

    I love Fucked Up! Their show at Sled Island a couple of years ago is the most fun I’ve had at a concert probably ever.

  • SpencerBowie November 3rd, 2012 12:33 AM

    OMG! TMBG! I love Science is Real!!! I saw them for only $17 freakin bucks in Birmbingham, AL about two years ago and they were AWESOME! Played old, new, and a lot of great stuff from Science is Real!

    ‘Electric Car’ is a perfect song too! Love!

    SCIENCE! :)

  • katieparade November 3rd, 2012 4:32 AM

    guided by voices! this is an amazing mix

  • Mary the freak November 3rd, 2012 8:45 AM

    I love rookie playlists. they always introduce me to the best music ever. <333

  • Moxx November 3rd, 2012 9:26 AM

    no Oingo Boingo? :(

  • OuterSpaceMagic November 3rd, 2012 9:52 AM

    Aw. No – ‘The big Bang’ by BNL !

    It would have been good!


  • katrinaexplainsitall November 3rd, 2012 11:17 AM

    Oh I love how science-y this playlist sounds. The tracklist collage is lovely, by the way! I feel like the Bill Nye theme song should be on this playlist though~

  • DreamBoat November 3rd, 2012 9:33 PM

    AHHH SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK! omgeezus dying. Schoolhouse Rock basically educated me and fldslks this is perfect <3

  • WhereforaWhile November 3rd, 2012 11:42 PM

    No Andrew Bird? Imitosis is one of my favorite sciencey songs!

  • TheAwesomePossum November 3rd, 2012 11:45 PM

    Wow I love this! “A Song About Quarks” by Hank Green would really have fit in here too.

  • tallulahpond November 4th, 2012 6:29 AM

    She’s a Colour Scientist by Robots in Disguise would fit in well with this!

  • sparklybandit November 4th, 2012 7:29 AM

    OMG WHAT ABOUT INCUBUS’ ALBUM S.C.I.E.N.C.E???????????????????????/

  • Maddy November 4th, 2012 9:34 AM

    Totally forgot Semisonic’s “All About Chemistry” :)

  • RainingMiceAndMen November 4th, 2012 1:10 PM

    They Might Be Giants was basically my soundtrack through 8th grade! Soooo excited when I saw they were on here!

  • jams November 5th, 2012 9:57 PM

    haha i am the biggest tmbg fangirl. this is an awesome playlist!

  • mmvemt November 10th, 2012 3:56 AM

    This playlist is flawlessss you guys should have download links for the entire mixes omg I want all of them (ノ´∀`)

  • duckie November 12th, 2012 12:04 PM

    really though, how can there be a playlist called ‘weird science’ that doesn’t include the
    oingo boingo song, weird science!

  • Glittery Spaces November 17th, 2012 4:57 PM

    wow awesome playlist! but i need to know where the artwork is from because it’s amazing!

    • Anaheed November 27th, 2012 2:08 AM

      It’s from a Chris Ware book!

  • kolumbia February 3rd, 2013 1:57 PM

    These Rookie playlists are making catching up on all my English homework a lot less gruesome!