22 Responses

  1. Michael at |

    Eve of Destruction?

    1. LeoBassy at |

      BINGO! The original if ever there were one!

      1. JB at |

        I agree…it some even banned in some markets.

  2. Terry Bigham at |

    Back in 1983, Prince wrote and performed “1999”, about partying before nuclear armageddon. Prince thought Reagan’s anti-Communist stand would result in a nuclear holocaust.

  3. Little_Sam at |

    What about “The Final Countdown” by Europe? I would think that “The Final Countdown” should be in the top ten somewhere.

    1. VHP at |

      My thoughts exactly.

  4. Jack tar at |

    What about johnny cash- when the man comes around? Surely that should be on here?

  5. 5minutes at |

    If you’re going to choose a Def Leppard song off of Hysteria to talk about the end of the world, rather than choosing the one about sex, choose the one that’s actually about the end of the world – “Gods of War”.

    Plus, you forgot Christian rock and metal – perhaps the biggest source of music about the end of the world.


  6. Steve T at |

    What about “In the Year 2525” by Zagar and Evans.. #1 on Billboard for 6 weeks…

  7. Drew at |

    “In The Year 2525” Zagar and Evans?

  8. DOcelot at |

    Dancing with tears in my eyes, 99 Red balloons etc.

    1. Stuart at |

      Is 99 Red Balloons about the end of the world?

      *sods off to Wikipedia*

      Wow. It’s amazing how many times I’ve listened to that tune and not paid attention to the lyrics.

      1. Stuart at |

        Hahahaha this is AMAZING

        VH1 Classic, an American cable television station, ran a charity event for Hurricane Katrina relief in 2006. Viewers who made donations were allowed to choose which music videos the station would play. One viewer (Jonathan Harchick) donated $35,000 for the right to program an entire hour and requested continuous play of Nena’s “99 Luftballons” and “99 Red Balloons” videos. The station broadcast the videos as requested from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST on 26 March 2006.

  9. MGS at |

    Metallica’s Fight Fire with Fire

    Iron Maiden’s When the Wild Wind Blows

    Haendel’s “Hallelujah” is a chant to arms for the apocalypse

  10. Ty Righteous at |

    The End of The World – The Living End


  11. Leo H at |

    Found this one searching around.


  12. Kooz at |

    I feel like REM should have been #1. Also, would have liked to have seen Let’s See How Far We’ve Come by Matchbox 20 (I think).

  13. awwpeaches at |

    It is a huge fail that Tool’s “Ænema” is not on this list. Some lyrics:

    “Some say a comet will fall from the sky.
    Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves.
    Followed by fault lines that cannot sit still.
    Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits.

    Some say the end is near.
    Some say we’ll see Armageddon soon.
    I certainly hope we will ’cause
    I sure could use a vacation from this…”

    Not to mention the fact that the entire song is framed around an excerpt from Bill Hicks’ standup routine where he talks about the vapidness of LA culture, and his desire to see the Southern California coastline washed into the sea, creating a new “Arizona Bay.”

  14. B ill at |

    BLACK HOLE SUN by SoundGarden


  15. Haydon at |

    There is actually a video to R.E.M.’s “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It”, it’s just so unrelated and uneventful that everyone’s forgotten it. It consists of a teenage boy and a dog in a trashed room doing pretty much nothing for 4 minutes.

  16. Rose at |
  17. Revan at |

    Cold – End of the world


Leave a Reply