The 15 Best Songs About the End of the World


If you are reading this article, the world either hasn't ended, or the apocalypse is in progress and you're so dedicated to P&P that you're taking time out of your busy end-of-days schedule to read about what you should be listening to as all hell breaks loose. In either case, you'll be happy to know that there's a great wealth of songs about the end of the world to choose from, whether you're in the mood for angsty rock, conscious hip-hop, or serious funk. Stock up on batteries, twinkies, and duct tape, and countdown the 15 best songs about the end of the world with us.

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  • Chase

    I was just listening to 1999 the other day and thought that it was perfect for today.

  • Breeezy

    ugh yes, bonus points for adding NIN

  • Viv

    great list!

  • NightHelix

    Gimme Shelter is obviously about needing a fix. needle wise. – It’s just a kiss away/It’s just a shot away.

  • Fuego de La Noche

    Gimme Shelter is about war, not end of the days…

  • Adam Sterling

    Aenima by Tool should’ve been #1 on this list.

  • TheKillah

    Pantera Floods? A song that has one of the best solos i heard and one of the best outros i heard, a mix of brutality, sadness, the song is pretty immersive.

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