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The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time

by thezip (Vicar)
on Mar 14, 2007 at 04:49 UTC ( [id://604738]=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


OK, so I was assisting a fellow monk today in writing a Perl script to generate a random music playlist from multiple playlists.


This got me to thinkin' -- "Self, you being the music connoisseur that you are, what would your all-time favorites list look like?"


Well, that's where I started... and here's where I tragically ended up:


Update: Fixed columns, added readmore tags

thezip's Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time!

Rank Artist(s) Genre Song
1 Pink Floyd Classic Rock Wish You Were <<HERE
2 The do-bie Brothers Classic Rock It Keeps You Runnin'
3 The Beatles Classic Rock Yellow sub{}
4 Styx Classic Rock Blue Collar Man Page
5 M.C. Hammer Hip-Hop Can't `touch` This
6 The Doors Psychedelic Rock break; on Through
7 The Pretenders Punk <=> Invaders
8 Led Zeppelin Classic Rock D'yer nMak'r
9 James Brown Soul Papa's Got a Brand New BEGIN
10 Rocky Horror Picture Show Musicals The time() Warp
 
Hon.
Mention
Bob Hope Big Band Thanks for the Memory
Hon.
Mention
Glenn Miller Orchestra Big Band A String of Perls

(Could there be others?)



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Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by Popcorn Dave (Abbot) on Mar 14, 2007 at 05:11 UTC
    Sure :)

    The Sex Pistols: sub mission();

    Revolution. Today, 3 O'Clock. Meet behind the monkey bars.

    I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code

      Well if you have the Pistols you've gotta have the Clash, too!

      $should_i="stay" || $should_i="go"; (if($i=="go") {$trouble} && if ($i=="stay"){2*$trouble} };)

      syscall-ing $london;

      #FFFFFF Riot

      --
      Linux, perl, punk rock, cider: charlieharvey.org.uk.

        #FFFFFF Riot is awesome!

Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by marto (Cardinal) on Mar 14, 2007 at 11:10 UTC

      There's also the much older WPERL: The Perl radio station, written way back when we didn't have any of this fancy spoiler stuff.

      • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by grinder (Bishop) on Mar 14, 2007 at 07:28 UTC
    I get high on a buzz
    Then a rush when I'm plugged in you
    I connect
    When I'm flush
    You get love when told what to do

    Wonderful electric
    Wonderful electric
    Wonderful electric
    Cover me in you

    I'm in love
    I'm in love
    I'm in love with a strict machine

    Goldfrapp, Strict Machine

    • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by jhourcle (Prior) on Mar 14, 2007 at 21:10 UTC

    So long at it seems to be mostly bad puns, let's see if anyone can recognize the bands/songs from the code snippets:

    !( $this->isa( 'exit' )) until ($brooklyn) { } continue { sleep() } while ($america) { $america->DESTROY } `touch evil` @ways_to_die == 99 @fix == 1 $self->name eq 'mud' 7 + 7 == die unless $too_tough; if ( $you->buy('cd') ) { $self->get('porche') } require 'English' || die (! $self->believe() ) $technicolor->blur() $self == $hell

    And, for the case of no real code involved, but search engines probably won't help you: (okay, with the one word names, there's probably more than one artist who have songs with these titles)

    time if $pass && $fail split Test use less sleep push

    I guess one hint -- they're in alphabetical order by artist name (as I just browsed through my listings)

    Update: well, no one seems to have tried guessing in the ~40hrs it was up, so here are the answers:

Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by thezip (Vicar) on Mar 14, 2007 at 15:38 UTC

    Oh, and then there's the popular song from Electric Light Orchestra, "Eval Woman"...

    Update: Thanks MarkMoon
Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by TGI (Parson) on Mar 15, 2007 at 18:23 UTC

    Anyone else have a hard time coming out of code-fog to deal with the real world?

    Perl haze all in my brain Lately things just dont seem the same Perl haze all in my brain Lately things just don't seem the same Typin' funny, but I don't know why 'Scuse me while the sigils fly Perl haze all around Don't know if I'm comin' up or down Am I happy or just missing C? Whatever it is that Perl put a spell on me Perl haze all in my eyes Don't know if it's day or night You got me blowin', blowin' my mind Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?

    Apologies to Jimi.


    TGI says moo

Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by gloryhack (Deacon) on Mar 15, 2007 at 07:24 UTC
    Because I'm a parrothead, I have to suggest Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville: Wasted array again in Margaritaville.

      At first I took parrothead to mean involvement with the Perl 6 VM--Say, say, say immediately came to mind.

      Then my cultural literacy kicked in and saved me from further thoughts of Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.


      TGI says moo

      There's always The Spice Girls, and "wanna-array".

Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by tinita (Parson) on Mar 14, 2007 at 14:05 UTC
Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by bennymack (Pilgrim) on Mar 14, 2007 at 12:24 UTC

    Ok, I'll give it a shot.

    Radiohead: Pearly

    o/Sweet tooth for while loops/

Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by jdporter (Paladin) on Mar 14, 2007 at 13:54 UTC
Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by Limbic~Region (Chancellor) on Mar 14, 2007 at 12:44 UTC
    thezip,
    Am I the only one who noticed that you have some of your artists and genres mixed? In any case, I usually just have classic rock streaming in the background as noise filler. When I have the luxury of turning up music, I tend to lean towards Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, etc.

    Cheers - L~R

      Thanks L~R! Its fixed now.
Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by YuckFoo (Abbot) on Mar 15, 2007 at 16:32 UTC
     my $name = 'mud'; # Primus
Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by Fletch (Bishop) on Mar 14, 2007 at 14:26 UTC

    Of course for the HTML writing monks wouldn't it be "&nbsp; Invader"?

    Update: No one's mentioned Code Monkey yet . . .

    Or the obscure: "Pony Boy" by the Allman Brothers Band . . . :)

Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by poqui (Deacon) on Mar 15, 2007 at 21:43 UTC
    Type O Negative: Black
    KMFDM: Juke Joint Jezebel
    Parliament: Flashlight
    Blue Man Group: Time to Start
    Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    B52's: Devil in my Car
    Joan Osborn: One of Us
    Caulfields: Devil's Diary
    Tom Tom Club: As Above So Below
    David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust

    Honorable mentions:
    -- David Bowie: Space Oddity
    -- Veruca: Number One Blind
    -- Nickel Creek: Seven Wonders
    -- B52's: 53 Miles West of Venus
    -- Red Hot Chili Peppers: Funky Monks
    -- B52's: Dirty Back Road
    -- Type O Negative: Christian Woman
    -- David Bowie: Starman

    29 years experience as a hacker
    ONE DEGREE
Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by dwhite20899 (Friar) on Mar 18, 2007 at 00:48 UTC
    Rush, 2112 - "We are the priests of the Temples of Syrinx, our great computers fill the hallowed halls..."
Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by Argel (Prior) on Mar 16, 2007 at 19:09 UTC
    I'm really hooked on several of the anime InuYasha theme songs:

    Change the World (V6)
    My will (dream)
    Fukai mori (a.k.a. Deep Forest) (Do As Infinity)
    No more words (Ayumi Hamasaki)
    Dearest (Ayumi Hamasaki)
    Yura Yura (a.k.a. Rock) (Every Little Thing)
    Grip! (Every Little Thing)
    Itazura na Kiss (a.k.a. Mischievous Kiss) (day after tomorrow )
    Every Heart (BoA)
    Ai no Uta (a.k.a. Song of Love) (Every Little Thing)
    One Day, One Dream (Tackey & Tsubasa)

Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by lowphive (Monk) on Mar 17, 2007 at 00:44 UTC
    until ($brooklyn) { } continue { sleep() } no sleep till brooklyn - beastie boys $self->name eq 'mud my name is mud - primus $self == $hell there was a song on the kids soundtrack by slint i think where the guy is yelling "i'm in hell!" not sure what it was called @ways_to_die == 99 probably not right, but it reminds me of 99 luftballoons (! $self->believe() ) heh, maybe whitney houston? i believe that childeren are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. kinda obscure.
Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by Ojosh!ro (Beadle) on Apr 25, 2007 at 13:12 UTC
    Do you mean your favourite hack-background noise? Or rather the songs that make you go 'perl' ?

    For my favourite background noise:

    1. VNV-Nation: Saviour (vox)
    2. Project Pitchfork: Timekiller
    3. VNV-Nation: Standing (still)
    4. Laibach: WAT
    5. Jim Groce: Leroy Brown
    6. Wumpskut: Thorns (Distant voices)
    7. Type O-negative: My girlfriends girlfriend
    8. Slayer: Disciple
    9. Big Black: Kerosene
    10. Rammstein: Sonne
    I have to admit though, I normally put my entire multimedia disk on shuffle. So everything from Iron fist to Puff the magic dragon passes the revue.
    Perlized songs? Hmmm..
    1. less o-: My girlfriends keyboard?
    2. PSP-Nation: Save your (work)
    3. ...
    That's never going to work...
    Andromeda (ascendant, you know, with captain Hercules) running in the background seems to work well too...

    if( exists $aeons{strange} ){ die $death unless ( $death%2 ) }
Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by Moron (Curate) on Apr 23, 2007 at 15:53 UTC
    "Perl's a DWIMmer" ("sung" by Elkie Brooks)
    __________________________________________________________________________________

    ^M Free your mind!

Re: The Top 10 Perl/Programming Songs of All Time
by LanX (Saint) on Jul 26, 2009 at 12:14 UTC
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