Tom Lehrer’s The Elements song (listen) mentions all elements up to Nobelium, and ends with the appology

These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard,
And there may be many others, but they haven't been discovered.

Now that’s a bit dated. We can’t ignore trans-uranic elements when every bedroom in developed countries contains Americium-241, and now that official names have been ratified for all elements through period 7, I can hope that an updated song will be available.

Are there any such songs, whether a revision of the original or based on a new melody, or any known efforts underway to complete one?

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    $\begingroup$ I have downvoted. I personally really don't think this is on topic here, it is not an actual chemistry question. (But I'll hold back on the close hammer.) Would you consider coming to chat for these things? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 10, 2017 at 12:15
  • $\begingroup$ While I believe this is on topic, downvoted because the answer is found by simply googling. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 10, 2017 at 14:29
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    $\begingroup$ Americium is in the original song though... $\endgroup$
    – Muzer
    Commented Feb 10, 2017 at 14:38
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this isn't a question for the main site. This is the sort of thing which should be asked in chat. $\endgroup$
    – bon
    Commented Feb 10, 2017 at 16:33
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    $\begingroup$ @mhchem No, a good moderator sits back and only handles extremely clear-cut cases or those in which unresolved flags have been raised. It is the community’s job to decide whether this is on-topic or nur and it currently has accumulated three close votes (and two leave-open votes in the review queue). I think, it’s safe to say the community’s split on the subject. $\endgroup$
    – Jan
    Commented Feb 10, 2017 at 20:24

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The NEW Periodic Table Song (Updated)

  • $\begingroup$ Whilst this song may technically be on similar subject matter, it's nothing like the original song. Much like many of his works, it was inherently comedic. $\endgroup$
    – Puppy
    Commented Feb 10, 2017 at 20:21

The Wikipedia page you linked to, links to the song's text which has an alternative ending containing 3 more elements.

[Alternate ending:]

Lawrencium and Hahnium and lastly Rutherfordium
If there are any others, I'm afraid I haven't heardium


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