My current favorite song, "Trouble Hunters," is based on the Battle of Trenton, during the American Revolutionary War. (That famous painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River was right before this battle.) It's by a Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist named Astronautalis.
I recommend you listen to the song without watching the video, and then watch the video while listening. Two amazingly different experiences. His latest album features a song titled "Dimitri Mendeleev" about the discovery of the Periodic Table of Elements. I am currently wearing this t-shirt: