I’m sure you’ve heard that the Second Coming is happening this weekend, at least according to this guy.
I neglected to include the event in our list of the weekend’s best bets for entertainment, so this is your heads up that you might want to get all your fun in before 6 p.m. May 21. And if you’re into planning ahead, why not get together a soundtrack for the big return? We have songs for those left behind, songs for those who expect to ascend and a couple that look ahead to the end of the world (that’s coming in October, according to those in the know, so you have a few months to do all those things you’ve been putting off). There are many more soundtrack possibilities, so pitch in below in the comments section with your choices.
Now, on to the Rapturous musical playlist.
“Caught Up in the Rapture” – Anita Baker
Doesn’t everyone love this song? Even if you get left behind, Ms. Baker will soothe your disappointment.
“It’s Now or Never” – Elvis Presley
Because tomorrow might really be too late.
“Up Where We Belong” – Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
Seems a little presumptuous in this context, doesn’t it?
“I Think We’re Alone Now” – Tiffany
Yes, Tommy James did it first, but this version seems more apocalyptic somehow.
“Higher Ground” – Stevie Wonder
This one is just perfect, in nearly every way
“Rapture” – Blondie
Wouldn’t it be cool if the cars, bars and guitars-eating Martian came along on Saturday, too?
“Gloria” – U2
You might want to sing a few praises, and the chorus of this one is even in Latin: “Gloria in te Domine / Gloria exultate”
“End of the Road” – Boyz II Men
This one’s pretty self-explanatory.
“Let’s Go Crazy” – Prince
Religion and the end times permeate Prince’s catalog, including here. The song actually ends with the words “He’s comin’” and “Take me away.” You might say it concludes with the Rapture.
And a few more to fill out the playlist:
“Hot in Herre” – Nelly
“Take Me With U” – Prince
“Please Don’t Go” – K.C.& the Sunshine Band
“Up, Up and Away” – The Fifth Dimension
“Don’t Leave Me This Way” – Thelma Houston
“Too Much Heaven” – Bee Gees
“I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor
“(I Just) Died In Your Arms” – Cutting Crew
“The Sign” – Ace of Base
“40″ – U2
And don’t forget to tell us what would be on your Rapture playlist. Add your picks in the comments.