"I Sing the Body Electric" is a poem by Walt Whitman from his 1855 collection . Leaves of Grass
Its original publication, like the other poems in
Leaves of Grass, did not have a title. In fact, the line "I sing the body electric" was not added until the 1867 edition. At the time, "electric" was not yet a commonly used term. [1 ]
In popular culture [ edit ]
In 1969, author
Ray Bradbury published , a I Sing the Body Electric science fiction anthology named after the poem and including a short story by the same title. The short story was based on a 1962 that Bradbury had also written. Twilight Zone episode "I Sing the Body Electric" is the title of
a 1972 Columbia Records album by the jazz fusion group Weather Report. "I Sing the Body Electric" is the title and first line of a song from the 1980 musical film
. Fame "I Sing the Body Electric" was the theme song heard in the PBS fitness and aerobics series
Body Electric. "I Sing the Body Electric" was referenced by Susan Sarandon's character, Annie Savoy, in the 1988 movie
. Bull Durham "
I Sing the Body Electro" was the 1998 debut solo album of Kurtis Mantronik. "I Sing the Body Electric" is the title of a 2011 song by the
trip hop band Arms and Sleepers. The 2012 song, "Body Electric", from the third EP,
, of Paradise Lana Del Rey, alludes to Whitman in the lyric, "Whitman is my daddy." "I sing the body electric" is the song's chorus. [2 ] [3 ] "I Sing the Body Electric, Especially When my Power's Out" is a poem by American poet
Andrea Gibson (from the album 'Flower Boy') "I Sing the Body Electric" was used in an Episode of the popular podcast
Welcome to Nightvale, where it is somewhat parodied and made strange.
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