Monday, May 09, 2011

End of World Talk Heating Up

Well, Harold Camping's group is more in the news lately, as his latest in a long string of false end-of-the-world predictions is set for Judgment Day next Saturday, May 21.  Camping groupies are putting up billboard and bus bench advertisements all over the country, including here in the San Francisco Bay Area where Camping operates.  It has garnered enough attention that SF rock station KFOG morning DJ's are asking what songs to play on the radio to commemorate the end.

Of course, they'll play REM's "It's the End of the World As We Know It," but I'm wondering what other songs will make the list.  Do you have any suggestions?  Feel free to leave them in the comments.


  1. U2 - "Until the end of the world"

  2. Eve of destruction- Barry McGuire.- original version

  3. I know this one isn't about the end of the earth, but it's about leaving earth. And it sounds so... Final.

    Then of course, what is one to do when the world is supposed to end in 2000? Well then you party like it's 1999.

    Now, I don't know if this is about what music to listen to or what movies to watch?

  4. Justin, Bill and Mara,

    Wow, great suggestions everybody! And I really enjoyed all the YouTube links. Keep 'em coming.

  5. The last six lines used to creep me out at a kid. I didn't want to think of the world slowly dying and the stars going out.

    I actually know more about movies than music

    You said keep 'em coming. :)

  6. How about I'll Leave This World Loving You. I watched the first space shuttle launch after the Challenger Disaster from a distance. The radio station that aired the count down played this as it lifted off. It was kind of neat, so naturally I thought it would be a pretty good fit to hear before a challenging disaster.

    By the way, I've been listening to Camping's open forum on my way home from work. It is actually somewhat surreal; like watching a train wreck, or perhaps a group suicide in extremely slow motion.

    Years ago I use to listen to him because he was on locally, but it didn't take long to realize that he had an inordinate and unhealthy interest in numerology. Needless to say I'm not surprised. What does surprise me is that, after pounding his square peg into a round hole, he is so confident that the peg actually fits the hole.

  7. Oh, and one more. I don't know if it fits totally, but it's probably close enough for the radio station.

  8. Dan,

    Thanks for the posts! I don't recall hearing the Ricky Van Shelton song, but it's pretty good. And the Modern English tune I actually posted on my blog a few months ago. Classic 80's tune extraordinaire!

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