Here are some pro- and anti-nuclear energy songs. There are far more nuclear war songs than nuclear energy ones, but we tried to limit these to just the ones about nuclear energy. Though a few war ones slipped in anyway…
It was really hip to be anti-nuclear between 1975 and 1995, and so most nuclear energy songs are anti-nuclear ones and come from this era.
A super-chill tune all about the Fermi 1 accident where a liner of a core catcher broke off and blocked the coolant inlets of a few assemblies, causing them to overheat and melt. Fermi 1 was an early sodium-metal cooled fast neutron reactor.
A nice folky song by one of my childhood favorite groups. This one prefers the comforting glow of the woodfire, never mind that biofuel combustion kills about 4 million people per year with air pollution, according to the WHO.
A truly excellent sounding electronic song from the pioneers of techno. Sadly, they're German...so, yeah.
Tongue-in-cheek song about being radioactive.
The Ballad Of Nuke Power. I cripple and maim and cause death and decay" Musically excellent for sure. Carne is Carnesore Point - where Ireland were considering building a reactor.
Kind of a power ballad. Your body is a danger to the human race! They should slap "contaminated" right across your face!
A song about a nuclear scientist thinking about how bright the future will be because of nuclear catastrophe.
Some anti-nuclear activists singing at an anti-nuclear event
There are pro-nuclear songs too
Utterly unique and beautiful Thorium Opera.
Nuclear reactor rap.
A beautiful song by some beautiful nearly-naked men from New Zealand's most iconic topical pop group.
EBR-I Music Video feat. Eric Meyer.
These talk about nuclear energy.
A highly technical Christmas song with a bunch of truly funny reactor operator stuff. Definitely written by a nuclear professional.
A calypso song pondering the tradeoffs involved when humans harness great physical powers.
A country song about how atomic power was given by the mighty hand of God and should be used for good rather than destruction.
A catchy country song about mining uranium for the AEC. This is the era where everyone started finding lots of uranium and we stopped focusing on breeder reactors.
An early rock song about making money by uranium mining.
Gotta have at least a few nuclear war songs
Honestly I think that even though this one is obviously about nuclear war, it's gotta be my favorite. If they push that button, your ass has got to go! Whatchu gonna do without your ass?
A song encouraging people to accept Jesus before they get bombed to oblivion.
Some songs briefly mention something about nuclear energy.
Have no fear for atomic energy, 'cause none of them can stop the time. Hi Brett.
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