Kate Bush’s “Pi”
Kate Bush’s new album, Aerial, has a song named “π” (pi, if you can’t read that). It’s a very nice song, but she’s wrong about the digits of pi.
The lyrics list 118 digits of pi, but comparing that with the calculated value of pi in Mathematica (which I trust more than Kate Bush), shows that she has a couple of digits wrong, and she left out a chunk of 22 digits.
Arranged for comparison, with Kate Bush as (a) and Mathematica as (b), we have:
This is just wrong
Kate skipped this section
The final section is correct
It seems really bizarre to me for Kate to write a song about someone obsessed with pi, and then get the digit sequence wrong.
In any case, it’s a great album. Highly Recommended.