Null Hypothesis, the UK "Journal of Unlikely Science" has rounded up a cool list of indie science-related music for their Geek Pop 08 Festival. My fave is the pop song "The Scientist" by Tales from the Birdbath, not only because it captures the often long hours of data collection, but because the scientist is a "she".
From the lyrics:
She falls asleep at her machineListen to "The Scientist"
While her husband and children dream
Her tired eyes and tired hands
Search for the data she has planned
- Tales from the Birdbath web site with lots of downloadable MP3s
- Tales from the Birdbath Myspace profile