10 tracks to celebrate the End of the World20121

10 tracks to celebrate the End of the World

Well, as predicated by the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, it’s the end of the world as we know it. Unfortunately, only one of us is John Cusack, so the rest of us have no choice but to party into oblivion. At least we can thank the Mayans for conceding doomsday to a Friday. To accompany Armageddon, we have provided a list of tunes that will add appropriate theme music to the backdrop of imminent annihilation. Hopefully, you can find consolation in their uplifting message. Godspeed.

Above & Beyond – On My Way To Heaven (Seven Lions Remix)

This remix serenades us on three levels. First, Above & Beyond invites us into their bed. Richard Bedford then teases us into submission. Finally, Seven Lions brings us to a full euphoric eargasm with a healthy mix of bass and musicality. If the track’s lead lyric and title is the sentiment you need to get through the day, by all means. Now’s as good a time as any to pray.

Madeon – Finale (Original Mix)

“Your last chance, last summer, your last dance, to beat to your own drummer. Go out fighting. Go out young. A flash of lighting. Clips the Sun.” If you were thinking, “Oh, hell yes,” we like where your head’s at.

Swedish House Mafia – Save The World (Original Mix)

The Swedish threesome clearly hopes someone will reverse our impending doom. Who’s gonna save the world tonight? A worthy question. Nero, John Conner, Will Smith, and Chuck Norris are all viable candidates. Me? I’m going to take their first bit of advice and leave the world behind.

Daft Punk – One More Time (Original Mix)

Right up our alley. Daft Punk joins us in saying f*ck it, if this is it, let’s celebrate. I mean, you only live once, right?

Michael Woods – Last Day on Earth (Original Mix)

I think we’re handling our inevitable decimation pretty well. For some reason, we’ve all accepted this reality and the idea of carelessly dancing toward our demise is fine by us. Michael Woods’ upbeat melody ironically gives credence to lively and jubilantly ceremonialize the last day on Earth.

Alex Metric & Charli XCX – End Of The World (Russ Chimes Remix)

Damn. You needed one sexy track for the night’s musical score and this one is it.

Britney Spears – Till the World Ends (Bloody Beetroots Remix)

Sometimes it’s okay to listen to Britney Spears, especially if it’s the end of the world and/or a Bloody Beetroots remix. Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo adds a fantastically eerie vibe to the original. I don’t know about you, but I plan to keep dancing until the world ends.

Skrillex – Drop Dead (Blende Remix)

We think some disco-infused Skrillex will serve you well. Through various loops and chops, Blende finds a plethora of compelling ways to ask us to quite simply, drop dead. Thanks, man.

Nero – Doomsday (Original Mix)

Nero seems to suggest we embrace this day of reckoning and welcome it. We picture this track setting off a party like Zion’s inhabitants pounding the cave floors, fearless of the Machine onslaught.

Skrillex – Kill Everybody (Original Mix)

This track should sit well with the folks that have a bunker filled with nonperishable goods and secretly hope for a natural disaster. These “I told ya so” sadists will chant “Kill Everyboy”‘s Skynet-robot lead vocal, rooting for the rise of the machines… or zombies.

What happens if we make it to December 22nd? We have something for that too…

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