(Note: SSF does not believe in the apocalypse, or at least not the one slated for this Friday. She does, however, await the day when either a) God steps in and stuff or b) WHEN THE SLOTHS RISES FROM THE SEWERS AND THE BLOODTHIRST BEGINS! Yes. You read that sentence right).
So, let’s pretend this was your last week on Earth. What songs would you listen to? As in, THE LAST SONGS YOU WILL EVER HEAR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, MAN!
1. My Chemical Romance - Kids From Yesterday
This band had once said it wants to be the band still dancing when the bombs go off. So they’re definitely a band you want playing at the End of Days. For now, I choose “Kids From Yesterday” because it’s a nice, calming, and emotionally charged rock track. If I was in charge of making a slideshow to conclude the End of Days, I would put this song in the background.
2. Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
Between you, me, and the spirit of John Lennon, this is my favorite Beatles track. There’s something about how it was mixed and the mysterious lyrics that make it timeless. And it does have a nice, end-of-the-world theme - “Play the game, existence till the end of the beginning”.
3. Prince - Let’s Go Crazy
(Note: Couldn't play the original "Let's Go Crazy" because Youtube and Prince hate each other. But Incubu's cover of it is pretty boss.)
Oh come on. You know that the End of the World is a time to live it up. Let’s all remember that we have to go nuts. And hey, at least you got friends!
4. Kansas - Dust in the Wind
After partying it up with Prince, I feel like I’d deserve a moment of quiet reflection. A moment to walk around and think about stuff. And what better way to do that than with “Dust in the Wind”? It’s only for a moment…then the moment’s gone.
5. REM - It’s End of the World as We Know It
The most appropriate song for this week, of course. What better way to complete the End of Days than with REM’s most famous song? And even if (well, when) the world doesn’t end this Friday, we should still listen to REM. First it starts with an earthquake and...you know the rest. And if that isn’t enough reason to end your life with REM, then did you know that the last album Kurt Cobain listened to was REM? That’s right. I just blew your mind.
So. What songs are you going to listen to at the end of the world?
Later (unless a meteor falls from the sky and kills us all or the Mayans did their math wrong and the world ends tonight or sloths do rise from the sewers and THE BLOODBATH DOES BEGIN!)