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Why do songwriters get their science all wrong?

25 November 2014 Last updated at 12:54 GMT

Songwriters who drop scientific principles into their lyrics often get them wrong.

Why? Radio 4's Today programme gave presenter and former Blue Peter Scientist Steve Mould the task of looking at some of the worst offenders.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 25 November.