Music for the Post-Apocalypse

Here’s a playlist for the end of the world:

  • David Bowie, “Five Years”
  • Barry McGuire, “Eve of Destruction”
  • Blue Oyster Cult, “Don’t Fear the Reaper”
  • Bob Dylan, “All Along the Watchtower”
  • Coldplay, “A Rush of Blood to the Head”
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Bad Moon Rising”
  • Crosby, Stills and Nash, “Wooden Ships”
  • Crowded House, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”(because of that scene in The Stand miniseries)
  • Morrissey, “Everyday Is Like Sunday”
  • Neil Young, “Don’t Let It Bring You Down”
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “The Weeping Song”
  • Nick Drake, “Pink Moon”
  • Peter Gabriel, “Here Comes the Flood”
  • Pink Floyd, “Two Suns in the Sunset”
  • Prince, “1999”
  • Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter”
  • Ryan Adams, “Afraid Not Scared”
  • Sisters of Mercy, “Black Planet”
  • Steeley Dan, “King of the World”
  • Talking Heads, “Swamp”
  • TV on the Radio, “Staring at the Sun”
  • White Stripes, “Seven Nation Army”

A more complete list of apocalyptic songs at Wikipedia.

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