A maths themed playlist for Pi Day

Sometimes Rich volunteers me for bake sales or photographing the summer fair and then other times he asks me to help him with a maths themed playlist. Never a dull moment…

March 14th is generally celebrated as Pi Day, it’s more popular in the States but Rich’s school takes the opportunity to celebrate an informal ‘Maths Day’ and he came up with the idea to have a maths/numbers themed music playing during lessons. He also thought it would be a good idea to have snacks so I made sugar cookies in the shape of numbers. There was a lot of cookies but I had a new playlist to get me through.

I wasn’t going to share, however when I mentioned a maths themed playlist at work they were all for it and we’ve listened to it twice in as many days to figured why the hell not.

Our maths playlist

All songs feature numbers or maths themes, such as shapes.

  1. …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
  2. It Takes Two by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
  3. Three is a Magic Number by The Jellydots
  4. 4 Minutes by Madonna feat. Justin Timberlake
  5. Mambo No. 5 (a Little Bit of…) by Lou Bega
  6. Six by Six
  7. 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton
  8. 2 Become 1 by Spice Girls
  9. Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams
  10. 99 Red Balloons by Nena
  11. 1,2 Step by Ciara and Missy Elliott
  12. Shapes of Things by David Bowie
  13. I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) by The Proclaimers
  14. 1999 by Prince
  15. Two Can Play That Game by Bobby Brown
  16. A Million Love Songs by Take That
  17. Sunny and 75 by Joe Nichols
  18. American Pie by Don McLean
  19. 5,6,7,8 by Steps
  20. Year 3000 by Busted
  21. Disco 2000 by Pulp
  22. 22 by Taylor Swift
  23. Circle of Life from The Lion King
  24. One Jump Ahead from Aladdin
  25. Zero to Hero from Hercules

World Maths Day is 15 October, so save the playlist for later and let me know which songs you’d add in the comments!

About the author
Staci West is an obsessive compulsive traveller who is currently dealing with a chronic case of coffee addicition. Symptoms include blackouts from online shopping sessions, a ferocious passion for everything colourful and energy levels that exceed a normal human capacity. On the advice of her carer and companion, Kendall her yellow labrador, she created L&L, a down to Earth lifestyle blog, as a distraction for her pathological need for shoes.

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