Yes, the end of the world is upon us, if you believe the Mayans whose calendar runs out on December 21, 2012. Oh, and it just so happens to be a Friday, so it’s the perfect night to throw an End of the World Party!
No party is complete without music and a mind blowing playlist for the night is a must. Especially when it’s your last night! Ever! So make it count. If I were throwing an End of the World Party, and I still might, these would be my top choices. Of course I’d also throw in some smart ass songs like “Tomorrow” from the Annie soundtrack, which would be great for a laugh.
On my list, there is no Prince’s “1999,” Nena’s “99 Red Balloons” or R.E.M.’s “End of the World as We Know It,” I mean, those are GIVENS. Of course you’re going to play them at the party. You don’t need me to tell you that. Besides, that would make my list like every other apocalyptic song list on the internet, and how boring is THAT?
Hurry, you only have 14 days to upload these to your iPod.
Top 12 Songs for your End of the World Party Playlist:
12.. War Pigs – Black Sabbath
It’s dark, it’s loud and it’s Sabbath. Nothing says apocalyptic meltdown like War Pigs.
11. Alive – Pearl Jam
The perfect anthem to live out your final moments to.
Not exactly about the end of the world, but the lyrics, “Do you want to die?” will make you question your mortality.
An oldie but a goodie, this one is still pretty eerie. The Grim Reaper is never a welcomed party guest.
It’s dead man’s party, who could ask for more? Everybody’s coming leave your body at the door.
One of my favorite U2 hits, it definitely has that “we’re all gonna die” vibe to it. Perfect. Besides, who wouldn’t want to go out while listening to U2?
Because Chris Cornell simply has to make any Top 10 list I could possibly come up with, here he is with an acoustic, moody, version of Black Hole Sun.
5. The Day the World Went Away – NIN
Nothing like scaring the bejeezus out of your party guests. This one just SOUNDS like the end of the world.
4. Rapture – Blondie
Blondie, Fab Five Freddy dance their way into the rapture.
3. The End – The Doors
One of the best “goodbye” songs we can think of.
2. Great Gig In the Sky – Pink Floyd
Total bonus points if you play the video below, an end of the world simulation set to the emotional song. If you haven’t seen this one before, WATCH IT NOW. Sleep good tonight.
1. Ænema – Tool
Simply said, LEARN TO SWIM. Another awesome, freakier than hell video to play at your party. Lots of F-bombs, but we’re sure the apocalypse will bring that out in people.
What songs would be included on YOUR Top 12 End of the World Party songs?