The Mayan calendar stops tomorrow, and some folks think the world will, too. We’re not so sure, but why not sing and dance about it, anyway?
As we did with the predicted Rapture of 2011, we’ve put together a list of songs to accompany this momentous event (or, perhaps, non-event, since we didn’t even bother to put it in our best bets for this week). The guy who predicted it even re-calculated his dates after the original day came and went without incident.
If you’re looking for other ways to celebrate, there are plenty of options in and around Atlanta. If you just want to sit home and ponder the end with music, try these tunes.
“It’s the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)” – R.E.M.
Let’s start with the obvious, this word-packed gem from the guys from Athens.
“End of the World” – Skeeter Davis
Here’s a yearning early ’60s classic. Sweet, but a real tearjerker.
“End of the Road” – Boyz II Men
This one’s pretty self-explanatory.
“Dust in the Wind” – Kansas
Because everything will be dust in the wind if it all ends tomorrow.
“I Melt With You”
When the world stops, you might want to melt with someone.
“Don’t Fear the Reaper” – Blue Oyster Cult
Somehow, this ominous song has never seemed as reassuring as the the title.
“Black Friday” – Steely Dan
Because the end, if it comes, happens on Friday.
“The End” – The Doors
Weird scenes for the end of civilization.
“The End” – The Beatles
If it has to end, it should end on an upbeat note.
“If We Make It Through December” – Merle Haggard
Just in case it doesn’t all fall apart on Friday.
And here are a few more songs to soundtrack our world’s demise:
“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
There are so many more possibilities. Tell us some of your favorite “end of the world” songs in the comments.