Kevin Ahern's Wildly Popular Metabolic Melodies, Verses and Mildly Popular Limericks


I write the Metabolic Melodies and Verses for the BB100, BB 350, BB 450/550 and BB 451/551 classes I teach at Oregon State University. You can download full recordings of my songs for free here. If you'd like to watch my lectures featuring these songs, you can select from collections of them HERE, HERE, and HERE. Some recent press the Metabolic Melodies have gotten is HERE and HERE. Note - If you're looking for other DaVinci Press offerings, you'll find them HERE.

BIG News- I've just released the brand new Merry Metabolic & Miscellanic Melodies book AND for the first time ever, it includes a FREE VERSION. This is the complete compilation of ALL OF THE METABOLIC MELODIES LYRICS in one format. The free version is a PDF and you can get it HERE. The print version (which I hope you will support with your $) is available HERE.

HOT News- "Kevin Ahern's 1001 Punniest Limericks" is now available HERE

"Biochemistry Free and Easy"is a textbook for the iPad co-written with my wife, Indira Rajagopal. It is a free download HERE.A free PDF version for other systems is available there too. An ecampus course for credit I teach that uses the book can be seen HERE and registered for HERE.The book is also used by two FREE iTunes U courses I've created HERE and HERE

"Kevin and Indira's Guide to Getting Into Medical School" is a book I co-wrote with Indira. Free electronic versions (iPAD and PDF) are available HERE or in print HERE.
A free iTunes U course based on it is available HERE.

"A Limerick a Day For a Year" is a collection of limericks I wrote in 2012 (samples HERE). Complete collections are available HERE/ HERE / HERE / HERE
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"A Limerick a Day For Another Year" is its even more popular sequel for 2013. Pick it up HERE

I love to hear from fans of all of these efforts. I can be reached easily via email, Facebook, YouTube, or you can follow me on Twitter (@ahernk1).
My professional page is HERE. My CV is HERE, and a page of links to mostly free goodies I offer is HERE.

Latest / Greatest Metabolic Melodies

  1. If You Drive a Monster Car ("When You Wish Upon a Star") - Lyrics
  2. What'll I Chew? (The Puppy Song) ("What'll I Do?") - Lyrics
  3. VooDoo ("My Guy") - Lyrics
  4. The High Cost of Loving ("And I Love Her") - Lyrics
  5. Hyundai, Hyundai ("Monday, Monday") - Lyrics
  6. The Colonoscopy Song ("Oh Christmas Tree") - Lyrics
  7. Fairway Eleven ("Stairway to Heaven") - Lyrics
  8. An Inequality ("My Very Good Friend") - Lyrics
  9. The Bad Instructor Anthem ("Star Spangled Banner") - Lyrics
  10. National Merit Scholars ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer") - Lyrics
  11. White Christmas ("White Christmas") - Lyrics
  12. Health Care Is Coming ("Morning Has Broken") - Lyrics
  13. The Crappiest Weather ("Happy Together") - Lyrics
  14. Tweet ("Smile") - Lyrics / MP3
  15. The Sad Story of Thad ("Theme Song from The Beverly Hillbillies") - Lyrics
  16. A Course With No Aim ("A Horse With No Name") - Lyrics

Kevin's Sweet Sixteen
My own favorite lyrics are ranked below. Notably, three are about Oregon.

  1. Under the Rainbow ("Over the Rainbow") - Lyrics / MP3
  2. Central Dogma Zen ("Those Were the Days, My Friend") - co-written with Indira Rajagopal) - Lyrics / MP3
  3. I Lost a Lung ("I Left My Heart in San Francisco") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  4. Gluconeogenesis ("Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  5. Enzymes ("Downtown") - Lyrics / MP3
  6. At the Coast, Oregon's Fine All the Year ("It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year") - Lyrics / MP3
  7. Let It Rain ("Let It Snow") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  8. The Sad Story of Thad ("Theme Song from The Beverly Hillbillies") - Lyrics
  9. A Gay is No Danger ("Away in a Manger") - Lyrics / MP3
  10. Biochemistry Pie ("American Pie") - Lyrics / MP3
  11. Elemental Learning ("Sentimental Journey") - Lyrics / MP3
  12. Around the Nucleus ("Across the Universe") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  13. What'll I Chew? (The Puppy Song) ("What'll I Chew?") - Lyrics
  14. Sheik to Sheik ("Cheek to Cheek") - Lyrics / MP3
  15. At Dairy Queen ("At Seventeen") - Lyrics
  16. Tweet ("Smile") - Lyrics / MP3

Biochemistry-Related Songs

Metabolism

  1. Gluconeogenesis ("Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  2. Photosynthesis is Divine ("Scarborough Fair") - Lyrics / MP3
  3. The Citric Acid Cycle ("When Irish Eyes Are Smiling") - Lyrics / MP3
  4. To Make a Cholesterol ("When Johnny Comes Marching Home") - Lyrics / MP3
  5. They Call the Stuff Urea ("They Call the Wind Mariah") - Lyrics / MP3
  6. The Sound of Glucose ("A Few of My Favorite Things") - Lyrics / MP3

Structure/Function

  1. Enzymes ("Downtown") - Lyrics / MP3
  2. Hemoglobin's Movin' Around ("Santa Claus is Coming to Town") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  3. The Three R's of DNA ("Dream a Little Dream of Me") - Lyrics / MP3
  4. (The) Bloody Things ("CokeĀ® It's the Real Thing") - Lyrics / MP3
  5. The Way They Work ("The Way We Were") - Lyrics / MP3
  6. Ode to Bicarbonate ("Song Sung Blue") - Lyrics / MP3
  7. The Amino Alphabet Song ("Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star") - Lyrics / MP3
  8. Chromatin ("Sunshine on My Shoulders") - Lyrics / MP3
  9. God Bless These Complexes("God Bless America") - Lyrics / MP3
  10. Deoxynucleotides ("Ticket to Ride") - Lyrics
  11. B-DNA ("YMCA") - Lyrics / MP3
  12. Hark the Sucrose ("Hark the Herald") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  13. The Codon Song ("When I'm 64") - Lyrics / MP3
  14. Histones ("The Flintstones") - Lyrics / MP3
  15. Hyaluronic Acid ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer") - Lyrics / MP3
  16. N-A-D ("Penny Lane") - Lyrics / MP3
  17. The Ribosome ("America the Beautiful") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  18. Structural Lullaby ("Brahms Lullaby") - Lyrics / MP3
  19. Prostaglandins! ("Oklahoma!") - Lyrics / MP3
  20. Major Groovy ("Feelin' Groovy") - Lyrics / MP3
  21. Oh Little Protein Molecule ("Oh Little Town of Bethlehem") - Lyrics / MP3

Processes

  1. Central Dogma Zen ("Those Were the Days, My Friend" - co-written with Indira Rajagopal) - Lyrics / MP3
  2. Catalyze ("Close to You") - Lyrics / MP3
  3. Thank Goodness My Blood is Clotting ("Don't Sleep in the Subway Darling") - Lyrics / MP3
  4. Translation ("Maria" from West Side Story) - Lyrics / MP3
  5. The Vision Thing ("The Star Spangled Banner") - Lyrics / MP3
  6. Transcription ("Frosty the Snowman") - Lyrics / MP3
  7. The Restriction Enzyme Song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee") - Lyrics
  8. My Old Enzymes ("Auld Lang Syne") - Lyrics / MP3
  9. I've Just Run a Gel ("I've Just Seen a Face") - Lyrics
  10. The Tao of Hormones ("The Sound of Silence") - Lyrics / MP3
  11. The New Serine Protease Song ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer") - Lyrics / MP3
  12. The Book of Life ("The Look of Love") - Lyrics / MP3
  13. I Wanna Hold Your Strands ("I Wanna Hold Your Hand") - Lyrics
  14. Good Protein Synthesis ("Good King Wenceslaus") - Lyrics / MP3
  15. Serine Protease Song ("Blackbird") - Lyrics / MP3
  16. When Acids Are Synthesized ("When Johnny Comes Marching Home") - Lyrics / MP3
  17. When Acids Get Oxidized ("When Johnny Comes Marching Home") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  18. Glucagon is Coming Around ("Santa Claus is Coming to Town") - Lyrics / MP3
  19. Fatty Acids in Our Cells ("Halls of Montezuma") - Lyrics / MP3
  20. God Rest Ye Merry Dieters ("God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") - Lyrics / MP3

Energy

  1. In My Liver ("And I Love Her") - Lyrics / MP3
  2. Oh Delta Gee ("Oh Danny Boy") - Lyrics / MP3
  3. En-er-gy ("Let It Be") - Lyrics / MP3
  4. The Muscle Energy Song ("I Will") - Lyrics / MP3
  5. The Cell's Lament ("Yesterday") - Lyrics / MP3
  6. We All Need Just a Little ATP ("Yellow Submarine") - Lyrics / MP3
  7. I'm a Little Mitochondrion ("I'm A Lumberjack") - Lyrics / MP3

Metabolic Verses

  1. Credit Where Credit's Due HERE
  2. Prokaryotes vs. Eukaryotes HERE
  3. The Citric Acid Cycle HERE
  4. The Glyoxylate Cycle HERE
  5. The Pentose Phosphate Pathway HERE
  6. Enzyme Inhibitors HERE
  7. Fatty Acid Oxidation HERE
  8. Fatty Acid Synthesis HERE

Student Experiences

  1. Biochemistry Pie ("American Pie") - Lyrics / MP3
  2. My 'A' ("My Way") - Lyrics / MP3
  3. Distance Ed ("Mister Ed") - Lyrics / MP3
  4. Evolution ("Revolution") - Lyrics
  5. BB Wonderland ("Winter Wonderland") - Lyrics / MP3
  6. Student Nightmares ("Norwegian Wood") - Lyrics / MP3
  7. Mellow Woes of Testing ("Yellow Rose of Texas") - Lyrics / MP3
  8. This Song's For BB Three Five Oh ("This Land is Your Land") - Lyrics / MP3
  9. Anthem for BB 350 ("She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain") - Lyrics / MP3
  10. Thank God There's a Video ("Thank God I'm a Country Boy") - Lyrics / MP3
  11. Biochem is Beautiful ("Everything is Beautiful") - Lyrics / MP3
  12. BB You're the Sh*ts ("Green Acres") - Lyrics / MP3
  13. I Studied So Hard Last Night ("I Saw Her Again Last Night") - Lyrics
  14. I Should Have Studied Harder ("I Should Have Known Better") - Lyrics
  15. Oh Daddy Dear ("Danny Boy") - Lyrics / MP3
  16. Things You Should Remember ("In My Life") - Lyrics / MP3
  17. National Merit Scholars ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer") - Lyrics
  18. A Course With No Aim ("A Horse With No Name") - Lyrics
  19. The Bad Instructor Anthem ("Star Spangled Banner") - Lyrics
  20. Just Go Do It ("I Am Woman") - Lyrics
  21. Biochemistry, Biochemistry ("Oh Christmas Tree") - Lyrics / MP3
  22. The End of the Term ("The End of the World") - Lyrics
  23. Online Movie ("Feelin' Groovy") - Lyrics / MP3
  24. Students Rejoice ("Joy to the World") - Lyrics

Health

  1. I Lost a Lung ("I Left My Heart in San Francisco") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  2. At Dairy Queen ("At Seventeen") - Lyrics
  3. Dieter's Song ("Story of Love") - Lyrics / MP3
  4. It's a Toothache Baby ("It's Too Late") Lyrics / MP3
  5. Your Poor Veins ("You're So Vain") - Lyrics / MP3
  6. Health Care Is Coming ("Morning Has Broken") - Lyrics
  7. I'm Heavin' on a Jet Plane ("I'm Leavin' On a Jet Plane") - Lyrics
  8. New Pain Reliever ("Daydream Believer") - Lyrics
  9. I'll Be Thin at Christmas ("I'll Be Home For Christmas") - Lyrics / MP3
  10. The Ointment Song ("My Valentine") - Lyrics / MP3
  11. Kidney Stone ("Take Me Home, Country Roads") - Lyrics
  12. Don't Get the Bends ("You've Got a Friend") - Lyrics / MP3
  13. Prostate ("YMCA") - Lyrics
  14. (Give Us) Real Things ("(Coke) It's the Real Thing") - Lyrics/ MP3
  15. I Caught Your Cold ("I Got You Babe") - Lyrics
  16. The Weight I Gained Last Week ("The Way You Look Tonight") - Lyrics / MP3
  17. You've Gotta Lose That Gut ("You're Gonna Lose That Girl") - Lyrics
  18. I'm Ill ("I Will") - Lyrics / MP3
  19. Viagra ("Maria") - Lyrics / MP3
  20. The Vegetarian Song ("Blowin' in the Wind") - Lyrics / MP3

General Science

  1. Elemental Learning ("Sentimental Journey") - Lyrics / MP3
  2. Around the Nucleus ("Across the Universe") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  3. Under the Ocean ("Over the Rainbow") - Lyrics / MP3
  4. Transposon ("Delta Dawn") - Lyrics
  5. Avogadro's Number is a Huge One ("Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime") - Lyrics / MP3
  6. Complementary Bases ("California Dreamin'") - Lyrics
  7. Tidal Pool Song ("Jingle Bells" by Indira Rajagopal) - Lyrics / MP3
  8. Fishy Tales ("If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands" by Indira Rajagopal) - Lyrics
  9. Henderson Hasselbalch ("My Country 'Tis of Thee") - Lyrics / MP3
  10. Swimmin' Round in Puget Sound ("Yellow Submarine") - Lyrics / MP3
  11. His Hair is Everywhere ("Here, There, and Everywhere") - Lyrics
  12. The E. coli Song ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer") - Lyrics / MP3
  13. Brain Farts Just Happen In My Head ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head") - Lyrics / MP3
  14. If You're Molecular and Know It, Clap Your Hands ("If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands") - Lyrics / MP3
  15. The Battle Hymn of Biochemistry ("The Battle Hymn of the Republic") - Lyrics
  16. This Biochemistry ("My Country 'Tis of Thee") - Lyrics

Non-Science Songs

Social Commentary

  1. A Gay is No Danger ("Away in a Manger") - Lyrics/ MP3
  2. Sheik to Sheik ("Cheek to Cheek") - Lyrics / MP3
  3. Tweet ("Smile") - Lyrics / MP3
  4. Trader Joe's Tonight ("Strangers in the Night") - Lyrics / MP3
  5. With a Little Hemp From My Friends ("With a Little Help From My Friends") - Lyrics / MP3
  6. An Inequality ("My Very Good Friend") - Lyrics
  7. If You Drive a Monster Car ("When You Wish Upon a Star") - Lyrics
  8. She's Staying Home ("She's Leaving Home") - Lyrics / MP3
  9. I Gotta Go Without Facebook ("I Couldn't Live Without Your Love") - Lyrics
  10. They Are Watching You ("Every Breath You Take") - Lyrics
  11. White Christmas ("White Christmas") - Lyrics
  12. Happy Days Are Here For All ("Happy Days Are Here Again") - Lyrics
  13. We're Screwing the World ("Hello Little Girl") - Lyrics
  14. Dumb Baby Names ("Sweet Baby James") - Lyrics
  15. All My Junk Mail ("All My Loving") - Lyrics
  16. Turn Off That Damn Cell Phone ("The Long and Winding Road") - Lyrics / MP3
  17. I've Just Changed My Face ("I've Just Seen a Face") - Lyrics
  18. Porn Free ("Born Free") - Lyrics
  19. The Walgreens Song ("If I Fell") - Lyrics / MP3
  20. Money Guy ("Honey Pie") - Lyrics
  21. When Ole Mitt Was Running Bain ("If I Only Had a Brain") - Lyrics
  22. The Second Romney Song ("Drive My Car") - Lyrics
  23. Pay Per View ("Paper Moon") - Lyrics / MP3
  24. All We Need Are Votes ("All You Need is Love") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  25. Paperless Writer ("Paperback Writer") - Lyrics
  26. Mother Nature's Done ("Mother Nature's Son") - Lyrics
  27. Gay Waiter ("Day Tripper") - Lyrics
  28. Ring Tones ("Meet the Flintstones") - Lyrics
  29. Wakin' Up is Hard to Do ("Breakin' Up is Hard to Do") - Lyrics / MP3
  30. She Likes You ("She Loves You") - Lyrics
  31. Can't Buy Enough ("Can't Buy Me Love") - Lyrics
  32. They Pillaged the Financial Markets ("She Came in Through the Bathroom Window") - Lyrics
  33. I'm at the Wal-Mart ("I Am the Walrus") - Lyrics
  34. You Never Gave Me a Login ("You Never Give Me Your Money") - Lyrics
  35. Maybe I'll Sue ("Baby It's You") - Lyrics

Life In Oregon

  1. Under the Rainbow ("Over the Rainbow") - Lyrics / MP3
  2. At the Coast, Oregon's Fine All the Year ("It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year") - Lyrics / MP3
  3. VooDoo ("My Guy") - Lyrics
  4. Let It Rain ("Let It Snow") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  5. Crappy Days Are Here Again ("Happy Days Are Here Again") - Lyrics / MP3
  6. Make It Stop ("Let It Snow") - Lyrics / MP3
  7. The Crappiest Weather ("Happy Together") - Lyrics
  8. Getting Wetter Every Day ("Getting Better All the Time") - Lyrics
  9. Month of Rain ("King of Pain") - Lyrics
  10. Oregon City Song ("Desperado") - Lyrics / MP3

Miscellany

  1. What'll I Chew? (The Puppy Song) ("What'll I Chew?") - Lyrics
  2. Composting Song ("Dixie") - Lyrics/ MP3
  3. The Ballad of Andy Karplus ("That's Amore") - Lyrics / MP3
  4. OSU Alma Mater Song Revised ("Carry Me Back to OSU") - Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  5. BB Alma Mater ("Carry Me Back to OSU") - Lyrics / MP3 /
  6. We've Got to Punt the Ball Away ("You've Got to Hide Your Love Away") - Lyrics
  7. Fairway Eleven ("Stairway to Heaven") - Lyrics
  8. The High Cost of Loving ("And I Love Her") - Lyrics
  9. Hyundai, Hyundai ("Monday, Monday") - Lyrics
  10. A Waste of Money ("A Taste of Honey") - Lyrics
  11. The LPSC Song ("Wabash Cannonball") Lyrics / MP3 / YouTube
  12. I Can't Charge My Cell ("I've Just Seen a Face") - Lyrics
  13. They're Number One (Beaver Baseball Song) ("Here Comes the Sun") - Lyrics / MP3
  14. Anthem of the Ginseng and Tonics ("My Way") - Lyrics
  15. Yelp ("Help") - Lyrics
  16. On Audrey ("On Broadway") - Lyrics
  17. How Songs Stick in My Brain ("Gilligan's Island Theme") - Lyrics
  18. Food Fight ("She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain") - Lyrics
  19. Science Song Verse ("Gilligan's Island Theme") - Lyrics
  20. Old Banana ("Oh Susannah") - Lyrics
  21. Thank You, Mary Ann ("Those Were the Days, My Friend") - Lyrics
  22. A Song for Barbara H ("She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain") - Lyrics
  23. You're Turning 50 ("My Way") - Lyrics
  24. New Teacher Song ("Battle Hymn of the Republic") - Lyrics
  25. BB Office Battle Hymn ("Battle Hymn of the Republic") - Lyrics

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