For those of you who are buying Cup of Noodles in bulk in preparation for 12/21/12 tomorrow, better known as “The End of the World” by international members of Mayans Anonymous, we have a question for you: What music do you listen to? Besides the ones in your heads, you crazies!
In order to cope with the apocalypse, the world turns to music when it’s faced with the “likelihood” that the world will in fact stop turning on Friday. According to a Google search, you’re not alone in this internal defense mechanism; there are currently 119,000,000 results for “end of the world 2012 playlist.”
Like so many of you, we’ve also put together our own “apocal-playlist” featuring some of our own favorite tunes to hype us up for the potential doomsday. We’re adding our own mix to the mix featuring some of our favorites from years past.
Here’s what it takes to stake your place on the final tracklist a human being will create:
– Anything with a title referencing the “end of time” (“It’s the End of the World As We Know It” by R.E.M., “Till The World Ends” by Britney Spears, “Save the World” by Swedish House Mafia, straightforward “End Of Time” by Beyoncé)
– Anything with lyrics portraying a “time is of the essence” message (“Make no excuses now / I’m talking here and now / I’m talking here and now” as sung by Ne-Yo, “It’s the last 24 hours and this whole world is ours eternally, eternally” as rapped by Jay Sean)
– Anything with a celestial futuristic feel (“Midnight City,” “Wildfire”)
– Anything that just wants to make you straight up dance until you do it like a 2012 Earth and explode (Azealia Banks’ “212,” Sleigh Bells’ “Riot Rhythm”)
Like the Mayan calendar that stirred this whole thing up, this playlist also ends, but all good things must right? And even if the planet doesn’t give up on us tomorrow, at least it can sound epic!
Listen (hopefully on loop for more days to come) here: