No wonder we failed Earth Science. Thanks a lot, Paula Abdul.
 5 Famous Songs That Prove Musicians Don’t Understand Science

Songwriters like to use metaphors in their lyrics, and the natural world lends itself easily to prose. It’s so much more effective at tugging the heartstrings to compare your relationship to a volatile chemical or the listener to a colorful pyrotechnic display than to say what you mean straightforwardly. Of course, we don’t expect our musicians to moonlight as physicists — hell, we’re lucky if they finish high school. So sometimes they get their science wrong.
Incredibly, laughably wrong.

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No wonder we failed Earth Science. Thanks a lot, Paula Abdul.

 5 Famous Songs That Prove Musicians Don’t Understand Science

Songwriters like to use metaphors in their lyrics, and the natural world lends itself easily to prose. It’s so much more effective at tugging the heartstrings to compare your relationship to a volatile chemical or the listener to a colorful pyrotechnic display than to say what you mean straightforwardly. Of course, we don’t expect our musicians to moonlight as physicists — hell, we’re lucky if they finish high school. So sometimes they get their science wrong.

Incredibly, laughably wrong.

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