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"Math Rock" (And/Or Songs Containing Numbers or Math Terms)

This topic is wide open. Could be actual Math Rock, with complex rhythms or weird time signatures, such as the band American Football with their song Never Meant: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_NfnXdXpjL0

 

OR you could also include songs containing numbers and/or Math terms in either the title or the lyrics, such as Love Minus Zero / No Limit by Bob Dylan.

 

Whatever! Oh, and no worries if you post something that someone else has already posted here. That would just be Math Rock Squared! 🤓

 

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Three Times a Lady - Lionel Ritchie

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Knock Three Times -- Tony Orlando & Dawn

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Seven Days a Thousand Times   Lee Brice

 

 

 

 

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                3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds          Jefferson Airplane

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Forget the downbeats.  I have enough trouble keeping up with the count.

 

So in the light, how about Take Five by Dave Brubeck?

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@vitom712041wrote:

Forget the downbeats.  I have enough trouble keeping up with the count.

Thanks for that! Makes me feel a little better about being polyrhythmically challenged. 

 

@nyadrn wrote: Sounds good to me!

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@MaVolta

Good one!

 

@Loulit wrote: There are like a million of these. (Pun intended.)

Haha 🤓love it! So how about this one:

 

Million Years Ago -- Adele

 

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                           Million Reasons              Lady Gaga

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I suspect much of the music by The Beatles would qualify in the changing beat / odd rhythms category! I think it became something of a signature for their music, but I don't know how to figure it out.  These songs change rhythm, and I'm sure there are many others.

 

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Strawberry Fields Forever  (try figuring that one!)

 

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Happiness is a Warm Gun was absolutely all over the place when it comes to time signature.

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                       1984              David Bowie

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Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield

 

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                               99 Miles from L.A.           Johnny Mathis

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50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon

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19th Nervous Breakdown

The Rolling Stones

 

There are like a million of these. (Pun intended.)

 

 

 

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Revolution #9

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@millineutronwrote:

This topic is wide open. Could be actual Math Rock, with complex rhythms or weird time signatures, such as the band American Football with their song Never Meant: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_NfnXdXpjL0

 

OR you could also include songs containing numbers and/or Math terms in either the title or the lyrics, such as Love Minus Zero / No Limit by Bob Dylan.

 

Whatever! Oh, and no worries if you post something that someone else has already posted here. That would just be Math Rock Squared! 🤓

 


Sounds good to me!

 

 

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The Eleven ==== Grateful Dead

 

This song is all about math - and psychedelic, hippie nonsense.  And odd musical time signatures.  Common time in music is sometimes also called 4/4 - that’s 4 beats in 1 measure.  The Eleven is an odd time signature known as 11/12.  They drop the last beat.  So instead of the beat going 1234, 1234, 1234 it goes like this: 123, 456, 789, 10 11.  That drives the beat really fast and the Dead would morph common time into The Eleven and back again over the course of, usually, about 10 minutes.  Lots of fun.

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@vitom712041

Niiiice! I'm pretty sure Mickey Hart was one of the early rock drummers to experiment with polyrhythms etc, and was influenced by the Nigerian percussionist, Babatunde Olatunji, who came to America in the late 50's. Thanks for the great explanation of 11/12 time, although I can't always find the downbeats myself as I'm listening. Tricky stuff! The Elevenhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J5McdXcZKbw

 

Another very polyrhythmically talented drummer is Danny Carey of Tool. For example, on their song Forty Six & 2https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t8CWXPXujXc

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1-2-3. Len Barry

 

” 1-2-3, oh, that's how elementary it's gonna be C'mon, let's fall in love, it's easy (it's so easy) Like takin' candy (like takin' candy) from a baby“

 

 

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