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Songs for the Apocalypse

Posted: February 19, 2011 in music, pop-culture

A while back I posted a list of eight songs that would be good to listen to as you watch it all burn down.   I have been expanding on this by adding other Apocalypse appropriate songs to a playlist on youtube.

Recently added was….

Three Little Birds by Bob Marley to remind oneself that every little thing is going to be all right. It probably won’t, but sometimes a little self-delusion can be just what the doctor orderd.

Dancing with Myself by Gen X (Billy Idol’s old band) because first Punk just screams apocalypse and also one should be ok with hanging out with themselve after all we know and love is dead.

Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum because it celebrates leaving this world and going on to something else.

Somewhere over the Rainbow by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole because it is awesome.

You know the scene from many  a movie.  The giant spaceship erupts the sky,  the gigantic wall of molten lava speeds towards you, or you watch a giant mushroom cloud raid neon green droplets.  You know the end is immediate so you might as well watch the last few fireworks.

For a song to make it to a list to play at this profound moment would take something special; a little joy, a little sadness, and a little bit of hope.

My current list.

1. I saw her standing her there by The Beatles sample lyric “No I will never dance with another”. Best if you are with a loved one.

2. Ramblin Man by the Allman Brothers. Because that is what we the survivors are about to embark on, a long ramble.

3. Something by CCR because anything by them is also good for ramblin.

4. All along the Watch Tower by Jimi Hendrix For all the obvious reasons.

5. Stuck in the Middle with You by Steelers Wheel because it makes one happy to be surrounded by madness.

6. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by the Eurythmics because it has got a great sense of sur-realism and stubbordness.

7. It’s the End of the World (And I Feel Fine) by R.E.M. because it is too glaring a choice to not include, plus it is the perfect song to dance on everyone’s graves to.

8.  Revolution by the Beatles a joyous song about things falling apart.