The end playlist
Pov: it’s the end of the world and you’re the last person alive
What are your plans for when the world ends? Britney hopes to dance. This song is about that, but there’s also a killer remix featuring Nicki Minaj and Kesha, who together are the three horsewomen of the apocalypse.
Bowie’s masterful fantasy album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars opens with the most beautiful song about a lengthy, drawn-out apocalypse. Let’s hope this pandemic is over sooner rather than later.
Look at the lyrics to see whether it’s about a play-acting end-of-the-world scenario: “Let’s make the most of the night like we’re going to die young” (emphasis mine). There’s no need to pretend any longer.
It took a pandemic to make me realize that every album by my favorite band is really about the end of the planet. (They also made a concept album about sinking ships!) The song “3rd Planet” sets the tone for an entire album about the precariousness of life, The Moon, and Antarctica.
When the Mayan Calendar came to an end on December 21, 2012, the world faced a different threat, but it was not the end, as Jay Sean and Nicki Minaj predicted. And if it had been, they simply used it as another excuse to party.
End of the decade playlist
We’re more than halfway through 2020, and it’s already been a year riddled with more tragic occurrences than normal. The threat of a third world war shook the nation and sparked a social media meme storm. Australia was engulfed in bushfires, and “murder hornets” became a thing. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and the weeks of demonstrations that followed, the curtain of institutional injustice is slowly, but painfully, being lifted. The bubonic plague has resurfaced in Colorado and Mongolia, amid a global pandemic that threatens to ravage humanity.
The clashing guitars and drums, along with Clementine Creevy’s brash vocals, make this song appropriate for apocalypse. This song’s whole concept is about pain — obviously a different kind of agony, but agony nevertheless. It’s a banger that’ll help us release all of our pent-up rage and frustration for the year. Just make sure you’re dressed in all black while you’re listening.
Remember back in April when the Pentagon published footage of “unidentified aerial phenomena”? This song is dedicated to any aliens that might be lurking in a planet nearby but unknown to us. The existence of extraterrestrial life is still a mystery, but who knows? Perhaps a swarm of aliens will appear later this year as a special treat. Perhaps then, Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day would be more documentary than fiction, which is terrifying to consider.
„it’s not the end!“ – musik im november. die spotify-playlist
Readers have inquired about the music in A BEGINNING AT THE END, and I’ve been asked about some of the specifics. Two of the three leads often discuss music, the majority of the characters are named after artists (specifically, from the New England indie scene of the 1990s), and one of the leads is a former pop star.
One of the most important aspects of my life is music. Working at Tower Records was always the best job I’ve ever had, and I still believe in the old Tower slogan of “No music, no life.” Music pervades my life and has taken me through some especially difficult times.
So it seemed natural to compile everything into a playlist for A BEGINNING AT THE END. I understand that different authors do different things with them, so I tried to treat this as a soundtrack.
Credits at the start: The irony is that the characters are named after Belly musicians, but when I learned these lyrics while finishing up final cuts, everything fell into place with the notion of memories “wrapped in gauze” and “I’m not here to save you.”
The living end official music playlist
Last week, we asked our readers to suggest a song for the ultimate new year’s eve playlist: one that reflects the year we’ve had, the year we’re hoping for, or simply the way we’ll sound (and the words we’ll be screaming) at midnight.
All of the songs that were nominated are listed below, and now it’s up to you to vote so that we can create the perfect soundtrack for your night. CLOSING DATE CHANGE: The voting will now close on Friday, December 18 at 2 p.m. AEST, and the top 20 songs will be released on Monday.