Music for QA and R&D
February 17, 2017 8:53 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend songs with lyrics expressing "quality assurance" and "research & development?" Like, I vaguely remember a dub reggae song (but not the title or artist) that went, "Top quality dub! This is the best quality music!" that would be perfect, if I could only find it, and then there's Research which is kinda on point-ish. More? Help?
posted by pH Indicating Socks to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Songs expressing the general themes of say, "carefulness" or "innovation" could also work.
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 8:57 PM on February 17, 2017


Still Alive from Portal absolutely references R&D
posted by Jacen at 9:20 PM on February 17, 2017 [3 favorites]


Migos record label is Quality Control, and they sometimes reference it in their songs in lyrics, or with a tag ("QC, the label"), or yelling DJ. Sorry, no specific song suggestions.

See this and this.
posted by so fucking future at 10:08 PM on February 17, 2017 [1 favorite]


The song "Baby Boy" by Sean Paul has an interjection where someone yells "certified quality".
posted by kevinbelt at 4:29 AM on February 18, 2017


Guided by Voices' "I Am a Scientist" seems possibly applicable, depending on the type of research.
posted by limeonaire at 4:44 AM on February 18, 2017 [2 favorites]


If you are talking about software, "Bugs" by Pearl Jam might fit the bill for QA.
posted by coppermoss at 5:44 AM on February 18, 2017


Jurasic 5 - Quality Control
posted by Gortuk at 6:13 AM on February 18, 2017 [2 favorites]


Harder, better, faster, stronger by Daft Punk
posted by TheCavorter at 7:30 AM on February 18, 2017


Donald Fagen's IGY comes to mind

Trust machines to make big decisions
Programmed by fellas with compassion and vision
Well be clean when their work is done
We'll be eternally free and eternally young

posted by STFUDonnie at 8:12 AM on February 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


Always Safety First by NRBQ
posted by neustile at 8:39 AM on February 18, 2017 [2 favorites]


Hey! I Am a Scientist by the Dandy Warhols (which I found through Limeonaire's answer) wins for R&D! QA...?
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 11:51 AM on February 18, 2017


Quality by Barenaked Ladies! Dopey song, but just right for my purposes! Thanks, everyone!
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 12:23 PM on February 18, 2017


Positively negative testing blogger QA Hates You often has good suggestions.
posted by Sheydem-tants at 12:55 PM on February 18, 2017


Epica, The Cosmic Algorithm.
posted by Sonny Jim at 2:20 PM on February 18, 2017


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