City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

Caught up in the Rapture

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.

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May 19th, 2011
2:26 pm

“End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”… how could you forget that one??


May 19th, 2011
2:44 pm

It’s the….that’s EXACTLY what I was typing on as you posted it…ha


May 19th, 2011
3:01 pm

“Only The Good Die Young” by Billy Joel


May 19th, 2011
3:34 pm

how ’bout a hymn?

I know not when the Lord may come
at night or noonday fair
or if I’ll walk the vale with Him
or meet Him in the air.
But I know in whom I have believed
and am persuaded the He is able
to keep that which I’ve committed
unto Him against the day.

Written by Daniel Whittle in 1883 when another group thought they had figured the “times, times times, times half-times”


May 19th, 2011
3:42 pm

Innervisions – One of my favorites of all time. Stevie Wonder is a monster talent and that’s saying a lot coming from a white boy, honky redneck, green bean eater from Eton.


May 19th, 2011
3:54 pm

Last Exit

May 19th, 2011
4:06 pm

A Postcard (From The End of the World) Big Atomic (Local Atlanta Band)
When the world Ends. The Dave Matthews Band
The Last Stop. The Dave Matthews Band

Last Exit

May 19th, 2011
7:18 pm

The End from The Doors
Break on Through from The Doors


May 20th, 2011
9:06 am

How about “Friends in Low Places” who are going to hell?


May 20th, 2011
9:23 am

Times like These- Foo Fighters


May 20th, 2011
9:56 am

Also can’t forget:

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
Goodbye Cruel World – Pink Floyd
99 Red Balloons – Nena
Hell – Squirrel Nut Zippers


May 20th, 2011
10:01 am

I want to know how they came up with 6pm and 6pm what time zone? Eastern, Central, Pacific, London time?

Texas Pete

May 20th, 2011
11:00 am

Britney’s “Till the World Ends” does have a funky beat despite her voice.


May 20th, 2011
12:27 pm

Dave Matthews Band – “When the World Ends”


May 20th, 2011
12:36 pm

It’s repentance time, better have an excuse: Nookie by Limp Bizkit.


May 20th, 2011
8:55 pm

@Sean…supposedly it’ll occur at 6 PM in every time zone. Don’t want to crowd up Heaven or Hell all of a sudden.

Why, it's a Ruger, thank you!

May 21st, 2011
1:41 am

“Eve of Destruction”….Barry McGuire


May 21st, 2011
7:15 am

In honor of Doomsday I would like to humbly submit to all my rocking “Doomsday Setlist”:

1)Last One To DieRancid
2)Last Night On EarthGreen Day
3)Monkey Gone To HeavenPixies
4)The Number Of The BeastIron Maiden
6)Ring Of FireJohnny Cash
7)Saints Of Los AngelesMotley Crue
8) Souls Of BlackTestament
9)VolcanoJimmy Buffett
10)Beast And The HarlotAvenged Sevenfold
11)Don’t Fear The ReaperBlue Oyster Cult
12)Jesus FreakDC Talk
13)Highway To HellAC/DC
14)It’s The End Of The World As We Know ItR.E.M.
15)The Final CountdownEurope


May 21st, 2011
9:24 am

Ween– Piss up a rope and Cee Lo– F*** You

godless heathen

May 21st, 2011
10:08 am


May 22nd, 2011
9:07 am

Jewel’s song “Amen” which translated means “so be it”