The Elements: suddenly trendy after 51 years

November 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

Via Denim and Tweed, here is Daniel Radcliffe singing Tom Lehrer‘s The Elements:

I have to say he did a decent job.  Here’s Lehrer’s version from 1959:

Apparently no video of Lehrer singing The Elements has survived, but here he is in person with The Vatican Rag, in honor of the Pope’s recent statement that — if there is no contraception involved — using condoms may be allowable to prevent the transmission of HIV.  Video starts at 00:19.

More videos of Lehrer songs, and an interview, here.

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