So the world was supposed to end today, Friday 21st December, 2012, according to the 2125 year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican long count calendar. Well, it didn’t, and to celebrate this monumental failure to wipe out the human race in a cataclysmic set of worldwide events, I’ve selected my Top 5 ‘End Of The World’ themed tracks.
The End – The Doors
This 12 minute epic is taken from the 1967 album ‘The Doors’ and is a classic dark and brooding Doors track.
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
The 90’s grunge scene wouldn’t be the same without Soundgarden. This track is taken from the band’s ‘Superunknown’ album and was released as a single in 1994. Check out Chris Cornell’s stripped down acoustic version in the video.
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) – REM
This track was released in 1987 and is found on the bands ‘Document’ album. The song is a jolly jaunt and a constant stream of Michael Stipe’s lyrical rambling, reminiscent of Bob Dylan’s ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ and Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’.
Floods – Pantera
If you’ve seen the apocalyptic movie ‘2012’ then you’ll know that the world ends with an all-engulfing giant flood. This track is found on the bands 1996 album ‘ The Great Southern Trendkill’ and the lyrics tell the story of a flood that kills all mankind!
Armageddon It – Def Leppard
This track is from the bands hugely successful 1987 album ‘Hysteria’ and was a #3 hit in the U.S. for the British rock group.