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Happy Music Monday! As everyone knows, the Mayan calendar ends this Friday, and the world ends with it. No, no, don't act like your "science" would "notice" if a "giant planet" was speeding in our direction. We're doomed and there's nothing we can do. Except, of course, enjoy some music about the end of the world.

Prince Buster - Enjoy Yourself

 

If you know you're doomed, and there's nothing you can do, at least you can dance. This Prince Buster song has been covered by others but the message is still the same: have fun while you can, because it might be the last thing you ever do.

After the jump we've got four more songs and last week's Spotify list … maybe the last one you'll ever hear. See you inside?

As always, be sure to check out our Spotify playlist. This week's features a great selection from last week's Music Monday comments. The theme of the mix this time is Hanukkah Songs and though the holiday is over, the joy can live on through music. But before you relive the past, check out our current Music Monday below!

U2 - Until The End Of The World

 

Pretty straightforward title, huh? Naturally, if you listen to the lyrics, it's more of a song about relationships, and somebody getting their heart broken, and maybe something a little darker, but why focus on that when Edge has that steely guitar solo, huh? And face it, if the world's really ending, nobody's going to be thinking about what they'll feel like when they wake up tomorrow.

Young Marble Giants - Final Day

 

This one's courtesy of Jason Toon, because I'd never heard of it until he brought it up. It's from 1981, and sounds way head of its time, doesn't it? Just goes to show, even in our final seconds of life, we can still learn something.

Islands - Volcanos

 

Our beloved Sean Adams shares this one, a story about how, in 2007, the world ended when a volcano blew up Yellowstone- wait, that didn't happen! Well, this happy sounding song is all about natural disasters and, accidentally, about apocalypses that never happened. But don't be scared, that'll never happen to us. This one's 100% certified as ending the world. Get ready! Here it comes!

Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around

 

Not everybody believes in the Book of Revelation, but surely everybody can agree it makes for a very dramatic song. Here "The Man" is Jesus, of course, and the song reminds us that He's not gonna be a nice guy the next time He shows up. Leave it to Johnny Cash to make a book of the Bible sound like the dramatic end to a Clint Eastwood movie.

And that's it! All done! The last Music Monday ever! We invite you all to visit our Turntable.fm room for the regular Music Monday enjoyment. You'd better hurry, we've only got a few days left! Also, let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. And if, somehow, we don't all perish before the weekend in a Mayan wave of doom … we'll see you next week.



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RWoodward


quality posts: 58 Private Messages RWoodward

It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine). Not the REM version, the one by Great Big Sea, a Celtic Rock band from Newfoundland.

optia


quality posts: 10 Private Messages optia

Where is R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"?

chicken0102


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A couple by Prince--"Let's Go Crazy" and "1999". Anyone remember when we thought everything was going to crash with the Y2K bug and some thought the world was going to end?

RWoodward


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chicken0102 wrote:A couple by Prince--"Let's Go Crazy" and "1999". Anyone remember when we thought everything was going to crash with the Y2K bug and some thought the world was going to end?



I remember a lot of people bought portable generators and stocked up on gas, tons of canned food and ammunition. I was not among them.

CatCK


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This one's more of a love song, but the title's right.

"The End of the World" by Herman's Hermits



This one's actually about a nuclear war, but it's a great song.

"99 Luftballons" by Nena

CatCK


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Since nobody's posted the video yet:

"It's the End of the World as we Know it (and I Feel Fine)" by REM

CowboyDann


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optia wrote:Where is R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"?



Come on this is a Slydon post, he never goes for the low hanging fruit. I'm pretty sure he left it out on purpose to see how many people told him he forgot it.

Maybe the song's just not any good.

I'm not as good a man as Scott though, I'll go for the low hanging fruit and go with Brain Damage/Eclipse from Dark Side of the moon.



cjhughes


quality posts: 24 Private Messages cjhughes

A couple more love songs:

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle,
I no longer despair for the future of the human race. H.G. Wells
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strawhousepig


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There can be only one: NoMeansNo - The Day Everything Became Nothing (from Live + Cuddly*)

OK two: NoMeansNo - The End Of All Things


*Upon further review this is not the case, although it's darn close.

CatCK


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Of course there's always this ...

And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make.

LarryLars


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"American Pie" by Don McLean

I know, I know, he's singing about Buddy Holly and all, but on the last day I can picture a bunch of us sitting at a bar singing that haunting chorus: "... Them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing this'll be the day that I die."


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jondanzig


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The predicted world’s end on 21 December is irrational scare-mongering nonsense – but the ‘Millennium Bug’ was not. There’s a difference, and it’s important to the human race that we understand what it is. See my latest blog: ‘Mayan Catastrophe versus Millennium Bug’:

http://jondanzig.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/mayan-catastrophe-versus-millennium-bug.html

Short link: goo.gl/nok1y

Slydon


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jondanzig wrote:There’s a difference, and it’s important to the human race that we understand what it is



mm hmmm

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