Consuelo Bernardi: The B Sides


Music for End of Days

Time is of the Essence When Planning an 'End of Days' Playlist

Judgement Day.
The Rapture.
The Apocalypse.
End Of Days.
End of the world.

So I take it you've heard? The end of the world is fast approaching.

It's all supposed to happen tomorrow, Saturday. May 21, 6 p.m.

That's if you are to believe all the 'signs' we've been getting....and cue the random incidents of wicked, unpredictable weather, never ending natural disasters, the unexplained birds falling out of the sky (especially those scary blackbirds), the thousands of dead fish and crabs floating ashore and Oprah leaving daytime television.

Tick tock. Tick tock.

Quite frankly, I'm just pissed off that it's my birthday Saturday and I'm afraid I won't get my piece of required cake and glass or two of Baby Duck. But I digress. And cue the rolling of the eyes.

Regardless, I'm getting my nails and hair done just in case. I mean I want to look good.

Plus I personally am more apt to go with the Nostradamus prophecies (slightly obsessed with the History Channel I am) for the end of days...if only because he's giving me until 2012 to complete my bucket list, my travel bucket list and my concert bucket list (and while we're at it, crossing off one or two on my Top 5 Laminated List).

But to be accommodating for those who have started the 'final countdown'....I believe that proper 'end of the world' planning isn't complete without the official 'end of the world' playlist. Granted, some of the songs are about the 'end of the world' are in song title only or emotions you'd be feeling the day of...but come on, I wasn't being too picky....I mean time is of the essence right now...or the lack thereof.


Bsides End of Days Playlist

Chris Cornell - Preaching The End
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Smashing Pumpkins - The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning
Peter Gabriel - Here Comes The Flood
Matchbox 20 - How Far We've Come
The Doors - The End
R.E.M - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Metallica - The Four Horsemen
The Cure - The End Of The World
U2 - Until The End Of The World
Muse - Apocalypse, Please
Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
DJ Champion - No Heaven
Remy Zero - Save Me
Linkin Park - In The End
AC/DC - Back In Black
Gary Jules - Mad World
Muse - Super Massive Black Hole
Britney Spears - Till The World Ends
Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Wyclef Jean - Apocalypse
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Boys II Men - End Of The Road
Prince - 1999
Blondie - Rapture
Semisonic - Closing Time
Queens Of The Stone Age - The New Dark Ages
Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
U2 - Fire
The Clash - London Calling
Alicia Keys - Rapture
Smashing Pumpkins - Doomsday Clock
3 Doors Down - When It's Over
The Smiths - Panic
Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over Till It's Over
Elvis Costello - Waiting For The End Of The World
Sugar Ray - When It's Over
Daniel Powter - Bad Day
All-American Rejects - It Ends Tonight
Simple Plan - Me Against The World
Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
Savage Garden - Crash and Burn
Delerium - Silence (feat. Sarah McLachlan)
James Morrison - Save Yourself
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
Kings of Leon - Frontier City
Audioslave - Your Time Has Come
Ronan Keating - If Tomorrow Never Comes
Foo Fighters - Let It Die
Metallica - Fade To Black
Dave Matthews Band - When The World Ends (Oakenfold Remix)
Matthew Mayfield & The Blue Cut Robbery - The End Is Near
Kasabian - Fire
James Morrison - The Last Goodbye
Ben Lovett - The Fear

But if you're more into movie scores...sometimes you don't want to hear lyrics...there are moments where just the music will suffice.

And if you're one that loves getting sucked into this end of days drama...this just might be that case where a single soundtrack is all you need. And one that comes to mind that makes any situation and experience totally memorable and epic....

Requiem For A Tower by London Music Works

Any other musical suggestions for the end of days? Leave it in the comment section.

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