A group of fans of the annual Top 2000 hits poll in the Genetics chair group is trying to get a song about evolution on the list. It’s the number ‘Endless forms, most beautiful’ by Finnish band Nightwish. According to the initiator Kim Ferguson, the lyrics are ‘a fantastic ode to evolution’ that pay homage to Darwin’s ideas. Nightwish also have a Dutch connection as the singer Floor Jansen is from the Netherlands. The Top 2000 is determined by votes by the general public. The Wageningen geneticists are using social media to try and get the song onto the list. You have until Monday 7 December 17:00 to vote for the evolution song on the NPO Radio 2 website. At least, if you’re into Nightwish’s symphonic metal. If you take a more sombre view of evolution in the age of Covid, there are alternatives: ‘Do the Evolution’ (Pearl Jam), ‘Apeman’ (The Kinks) or ‘Line in the Sand’ (Motörhead).