Playlist for the Apocalypse: What Tunes Are On Your List?

As Dec. 21, 2012, fast approaches, we want to hear what songs top your playlist for the end of the world, Sarasota!

While Feb. 3, 1959, has long been billed as “The Day the Music Died,” many are saying Dec. 21, 2012, will be the day the earth dies.

Doomsday predictions related to a planetary collision, the start of World War III and the ending of the Mayan calendar have long swirled around this upcoming date. Talk of the apocalypse has become so prevalent, there’s even a December212012.org website and an End of the World 2012 Facebook page with some 19,000 fans.

Whether you believe the predictions or not, the arrival of 12/21/2012 should be celebrated with a special song – or three. Don’t you think, Sarasota?

So, here’s what we’re asking: What are your favorite end-of-the-world songs for a playlist to mark the auspicious date? Maybe they're not about the end of the world, but they seem appropriate for the day.

We tried to come up with a semi comprehensive list considering for those of you who own a bomb shelter, you're going to have plenty of time to listen to a lengthy playlist:

  • “The End of the World As We Know It” – REM
  • Slayer’s Soundtrack To The Apocalypse (All Songs)
  • “Ring of Fire” – Johnny Cash
  • "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" — Death Cab For Cutie
  • "Calamity Song" — The Decembrists
  • "Dog Days Are Over" — Florence + The Machine
  • “Dragula” – Rob Zombie
  • “Eve of Destruction” – Barry McGuire
  • "The Funeral" — Band Of Horses
  • "Who Needs Sleep?" — Barenaked Ladies
  • "Knights of Cydonia" — Muse (and really, a lot of their songs)
  • "Nine in the Afternoon" — Panic At The Disco!
  • "Panic Switch" — Silversun Pickups
  • "In The End" — Green Day (and Linkin' Park)
  • "The End" — The Doors (and Pearl Jam)
  • "Hell Is Here" — Saves The Day
  • "Noro" — Brand New
  • "Ten Speed (Of God's Blood and Burial)" — Coheed & Cambria
  • "Uninvited" — Alanis Morissette
  • "Redemption Day" — Sheryl Crow
  • "Spaceman" — The Killers

OK, Sarasota! What songs are on your Doomsday playlist? Share them in the comments section!

Deb Flessner December 19, 2012 at 11:53 AM
"Volcano Girls" - Veruca Salt
Deborah Weatherby December 19, 2012 at 05:13 PM
"Don't Take me Alive" -- Steely Dan "Lunatic Fringe" - Red Rider "If I had a Rocket Launcher" - Bruce Cockburn


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