Here is a list of song titles which unintentionally sound like they have something to do with mathematics. Song titles with numbers in them are not interesting enough. Neither are song titles like the Pet Shop Boys song ``Two divided by zero'' which are intentionally mathematical. The choice of songs is personal; in cases where several songs exist with the same or similar titles then I chose the one which was done by, in my opinion, the coolest band.

**Songs unintentionally about analysis**

- Smooth operator - Sade
- Take it to the limit - Eagles
- Delta blues - Son House
- On the boundary - Tori Amos
- Absolute condition - Husker Du
- There were no bounds - And Also The Trees
- Exotic functions - Throbbing gristle
- Entire - The Spinanes
- In a space - The Kinks
- Empty spaces - Pink Floyd
- Strange attraction - The Cure (this may be intentional)

**Songs unintentionally about numbers**

- Negative - Sister Machine Gun
- You make me real - Doors
- The real thing - Bongwater
- Even better than the real thing - U2
- Unreal - M. Gira
- Complex - Gary Numan (or perhaps he's an algebraic topologist?)
- Maybe its imaginary - Kirsty MacColl
- Three imaginary boys - The Cure
- Don't take Roots - Julian Cope
- Roots bloody roots - Sepultura
- Roots radicals - Rancid

**Songs unintentionally about algebra**

- Substitute - The Who
- The eliminator - Dick Dale
- The operation - Morrissey
- Identity - Swans
- The inversion - Clock DVA
- Disassociative - Marilyn Manson
- Ring ring ring - De La Soul
- In the flat field - Bauhaus
- Annihilate - Black Flag
- Degenerate - Moby
- Ideals - Ultravox
- Chains - The Beatles
- Simple things - All
- Simplicity - Corey Hart
- Two characters in search of a country song - Magnetic Fields
- I'm free - The Who
- Absolutely free - Frank Zappa (obviously Zappa has no relations)
- Generator - Gary Numan
- Primitive - Killing Joke
- How primitive are you? - Head of David
- I can't be satisfied - Muddy Waters
- Ain't got no class - Da Lench Mob
- Duality - In The Nursery

**Songs unintentionally about algebraic geometry**

- From the curve - Superchunk
- On the surface - Pere Ubu
- Endless variety - Walter Trout Band
- Rules and schemes - The Fixx
- Resolution - John Coltrane
- Regular people - Pantera
- Wuthering heights - Kate Bush (Kate dabbles in Arakelov theory)

**Songs unintentionally about number theory**

- Prime time - Alan parsons project
- Deviating from the norm - Cabaret Voltaire
- A different song - The Friends Of Natasha
- Forms in open spaces - Bill Nelson (as far as I know this is meaningless, but it sounds as if it could be the title of an academic paper)

**Songs unintentionally about discrete mathematics**

- Decomposing trees - Galaxie 500
- A forest - The Cure

**Songs unintentionally about logic and foundations**

- Do not adjust your set - The Ergot Derivative
- A subtle induction - Dark Angel
- Proof - Paul Simon
- 100% proof - Caravan
- Contradictions - Natalie Imbruglia
- Not logical - Jarboe (this is really intentional, but I wanted Jarboe in the list)
- The argument - The Sea and Cake

List compiled by Steven Galbraith.

http://www.isg.rhul.ac.uk/~sdg/mathsongs.html

**New additions**

- Subdivisions - Rush (Martyn Quick)
- Big generator - Yes (John Wilson)
- Radio Gaga - Queen (David Mireles)