Tom Lehrer wrote his Elements Song – to the tune of the Major General’s Song from The Pirates of Penzance – in 1959, when the periodic table contained just 102 elements. For 2019, the international year of the periodic table, we thought it was time to bring it up to date to include the 16 elements confirmed in the 60 years since.

Science presenter, comedian and ‘geek songstress’ Helen Arney updated the song for her stage show Festival of the Spoken Nerd, and we brought in the Waterbeach Brass Band to accompany her with a new arrangement by Alan Gout.

But we need your help for the video. We’re looking for a different person or group to represent each chemical element, and all we need is a video clip of you saying/singing/shouting the name of an element. You could do this alone, or with a group; you could be in your office, lab, classroom or anywhere else! So get your camera out, pick an element from the list below and send your clips to chemistryworld@rsc.org or tweet them to @ChemistryWorld.

We’ll update the list regularly to take out the elements we already have clips for.

We still need videos for the following elements:

34 - Se - selenium

35 - Br - bromine

41 - Nb - niobium

65 - Tb - terbium

68 - Er - erbium

69 - Tm - thulium

71 - Lu - lutetium

72 - Hf - hafnium

73 - Ta - tantalum

84 - Po - polonium

90 - Th - thorium

100 - Fm - fermium

102 - No - nobelium

105 - Db - dubnium

107 - Bh - bohrium

108 - Hs - hassium 

110 - Ds - darmstadtium

111 - Rg - roentgenium

114 - Fl - flerovium

115 - Mc - Moscovium

116 - Lv - livermorium