Dec. 08, 2010

Sing a Song of Black Death

by Leslie Taylor

What better subject matter for a catchy pop song than the black death? Sung to the tune of Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl, this parody tells about the bubonic plague, which killed 25 million people -- one third of Europe's population.

See more fantastic music video lessons (mostly history) at the historyteachers' YouTube Channel

About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is the online editor at and She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be. She is also Science Friday's former web editor.

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