Song to Learn Immune System

[Lisa Jones Bromfield’s new song, Fight The Invader (The Immunity Song) was released by Clockwise Records as a digital single on February 22, 2011.]

Immunity is complex and can be confusing. This song can help straighten you out on specific defenses – those wonderful T-cells and B-cells that protect us and ….Fight the Invader!

This song teaches about the two main elements of the Specific Defenses portion of the Immune System. It includes a description of the processes of both cell-mediated and antibody-mediated defenses. Notice that the description of different t-cells and what they do is sung, while the description of all the ways antibodies (produced by B-cells) fight, is rapped [spoken], so if you hear it in your head, you’ll remember which is which. Also note how color is used on the lyric sheet to emphasize whether the song is talking about the recognition, fighting or preparation element of immunity through specific defenses.

[You can download the song immediately from CD Baby, iTunes or Amazon .

A free color coded lyric sheet is available here.]

Song about Circulation

You will surely have to trace the path of blood around the body for a test.  This song will help you learn it.

Bloodline, Lifeline

This song describes the circuit of blood through the body.  On the lyric sheet, deoxygenated blood is denoted in blue and oxygenated blood in red.  Recall that the pulmonary veins return oxygenated blood to the heart for distribution to the systemic circuit, so in the pulmonary circuit blue = artery, while in the systemic circuit red = artery.  Note that each chorus is different to describe the many necessities distributed by blood throughout the body.  Travel of blood through new sections of the body is noted in italicized green brackets.  Some students struggle with cardiac and circulatory subjects so spots for notes are interspersed throughout this song.

Hear a clip or download the song at one of the links on the right side of this page.  Get a lyric sheet here.

Song about Fertilization

We had to make this song a little sexy… check it out!

The Ballad of Cap and Corona

A song about the path taken by egg and sperm on their way to union and fertilization.  Note that on the lyric sheet descriptions of the egg are in blue, the sperm in red and the zygote in purple.  The song progresses following stanzas as numbered.  Follow the path of the lyrics once before listening to the song.

Hear a clip or download the song at one of the links on the right side of this page.  Get a lyric sheet here.

Another song for the reproductive system is: Menses, Menses (menstruation)

Song about Menstruation

Male or female, it pays to understand menstruation – check out this song!

Menses, Menses

This song describes the menstrual cycle which instigates the development and release of an egg from a follicle each month while preparing the endometrial lining to support a fertilized egg should this happen.  Bleeding is the loss of the endometrial lining that occurs when implantation of a fertilized egg does not occur and the cycle begins again.  By the way, reaching for chocolate during menstruation has some backing in the literature.  Chocolate contains analogs of oxytocin which at certain concentrations can cause both uterine contractions and the release of opioids or pleasure chemicals.

Hear a clip or download the song at one of the links on the right side of this page.  Get a lyric sheet here.

Another song for the reproductive system is: The Ballad of Cap and Corona (fertilization)

Song about the Renin-Angiotensin System

If you are going to be a nurse – or get an ‘A’ in Anatomy & Physiology, you must understand the renin-angiotensin system.  This song can help!

Renin is Runnin’

This is a song describing the renin-angiotensin system, an important system that helps regulate blood pressure.  Renin is an enzyme that sets off a chain of hormonal actions that increase blood pressure.  ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme and the reference in the chorus that it makes 2 from 1, describes ACE’s conversion of angiotensin 1 into angiotensin 2.  ADH stands for anti-diuretic hormone.  In the chorus, the colors run through the colors of the rainbow as they shift from one enzyme or hormone to another in the chain.

Hear a clip or download the song at one of the links on the right side of this page.  Get a lyric sheet here.

Also check out our song about the path of filtrate to excretion as urine: Groovin’ on the Nephron Line

Song about the urinary system

Quick – before you have to pee… listen to this song about the path of filtrate to excretion as urine.

Groovin’ on the Nephron Line

This song follows filtrate on its journey through a nephron to excretion. Notice that the vocal is low while passing through the descending loop of Henle and goes high again on the ascending loop. Note also that the reverb or wavery / distant quality of the vocal intensifies as the filtrate descends through the loop of Henle mirroring the increase in solute concentration as filtrate travels down the descending loop. Follow the lyrics as they trace the path of filtrate through the nephron.

Hear a clip or download the song at one of the links on the right side of this page.  Get a lyric sheet here.

Also check out our song about the Renin-Angiotensin System : Renin is Runnin’

Endocrine organs and hormonal balance song

Slow and steady – that’s hormones, and that can be learning.  Speed up learning with this song!

Hormones Rule

This song presents each of the endocrine organs along with their function and the hormones they produce.  A color is used to highlight hormones from one organ.  That color is also involved in the picture of the organ to the right of the lyrics.

Hear a clip or download the song at one of the links on the right side of this page.  Get a lyric sheet here.

Song to learn the cranial nerves

Get control of all 12 nerves by listening to this song!

Cranial Nerve Boogie

This song has a lot of extra ways to learn about the cranial nerves if you use the lyric sheet and pay attention to the tips listed at the top of the lyric sheet.  Different instruments are used to represent different nerves as well as some color coding.  Check it out and learn those cranial nerves!

Hear a clip or download the song at one of the links on the right side of this page.   Get a lyric sheet here.

Song to learn about reflexes

Remember the reflexes using this song!

Jerkin’ Me Around

This song is about reflexes.  Reflexes represent a time-saving short cut by which movement is elicited without you having to think about it, plan it or decide how to execute it.  These reflexes keep you from falling, move you away from painful stimuli and stop you from moving in a way that could be injurious.  Brackets on the lyric sheet identify the joint or body area in question.

Hear a clip or download the song at one of the links on the right side of this page.  Get a lyric sheet here.

We also have 2 other songs about the Nervous System : The Brain Song (form and function of the brain), and Cranial Nerve Boogie(The Cranial Nerves)

Song about muscle function

Wrap yourself around the intricacies of muscle fibers and muscle mechanics.  Listen to this song!

My Oh Myosin

This song describes the events that lead to muscle contraction, allowing the muscle movement required for breathing, heart beat, blood flow, digestion and writing on tests!  On the lyric sheet, the text color matches appropriately colored portions of the pictures.

Hear a clip or download the song at one of the links on the right side of this page.  Get a lyric sheet here.