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[–]JadedPirate 617 points618 points  (20 children)

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

[–]credoquiaabsurdumest 163 points164 points  (3 children)

This is kinda horrifying

[–]lurkergroove[S] 71 points72 points  (0 children)

I dig it.

[–]GoabNZ 4 points5 points  (1 child)

What about the cover/parody by ghoul?

"I see towers of flame, and corpses too I see the doom, of me and you And I think to myself... what a wonderful world."

[–]credoquiaabsurdumest 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Seems like it has a more obvious sadistic tone, but the original would be creepier because it's implied.

[–]klsi832 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I sorta did that when I watched Good Morning Vietnam.

[–]pm_me_your_nudes2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ah the beauty of destruction.

[–]tendies-primary 180 points181 points  (1 child)

Monty Python: Always look on the bright side of life.

[–]maharanisaheba 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Brightly burning.

[–]SilentAcoustic 121 points122 points  (7 children)

Ryan started the fire

[–]LETSTRADE_NUDES 26 points27 points  (0 children)


[–]kudoc0nan 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television, North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe. Ryan started the fire

[–]impeach-tea 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I was about to comment “We Didn’t Start the Fire” while singing The Office version in my head. See you beat me to the punch. 😂

[–]andrea_lafea 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I just started watching the show and so happy I understand the reference 🔥

[–]theswilliams 257 points258 points  (4 children)

I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire - The Ink Spots


[–]TheSoonerSeth16 61 points62 points  (0 children)

Zooms out to see a destroyed Washington D.C. ”War, War Never Changes”

[–]b_taken_username 16 points17 points  (0 children)

This was my one as well. Something about the irony in the song makes me realise the cruel hard truth of it all

[–]2Lainz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Iiiiiii don't want to set the wooooorld ooooon fiiiiiirrrreee

As you create a giant fireball and lob it at the nearest tall building

[–]HammerOn1024 50 points51 points  (4 children)

Led Zepplin, The Immigrant Song.

[–]HermitDefenestration 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Stairway to Heaven would be great for this, especially if you timed it so that the world ended as the final notes played.

[–]WookieShits 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Haha, add a homicidal Norse deity into the mix and you've got your own personal viewing of Thor Ragnarok.

[–]pmwhitehead 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]LonelyTimeTraveller 162 points163 points  (10 children)

It's the end of the world as we know it

[–]ShoutLF 15 points16 points  (5 children)

That's great, it starts with an earthquake

[–]Connex1234 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Birds and snakes, and airplanes

[–]amezee 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Lenny Bruce is not afraid

[–]havron 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Eye of a hurricane

[–]bird1759 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Listen to your self churn

[–]LMNoballz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

World serves it's own needs

[–]HammerOn1024 4 points5 points  (0 children)

REM man... REM.

[–]rawrchitect9 2 points3 points  (1 child)

"The song was played repeatedly for a 24-hour period (with brief promos interspersed) to introduce the new format for WENZ 107.9 FM "The End", a radio station in Cleveland, Ohio in 1992. When the station underwent a new format change in 1996, they again played the song in 24-hour loop"

And there's some more data on the Wiki page) that shows sales increasing by 600% the week of the Mayan apocalypse.

[–]KidBlastoff 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Perfect Day. Lou Reed.

[–]DoctorLaurdBalthazar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dammit, I was gonna say that!

[–]Te_Quiero_Puta 210 points211 points  (10 children)

Pretty sure Fight Club got it right with “Where is My Mind”.

[–]Elegantmotherfucker 16 points17 points  (5 children)

It’s by the pixies btw

[–]rawrchitect9 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Nada Surf does a REALLY great cover. I didn't think that was possible with Pixies songs... but here it is. Nada Surf Cover

[–]renleyu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maxence Cyrin also does a good piano cover, if that's your kind of thing. They used it in the end of a season in Mr. Robot, and damn, it was perfect.

[–]Elegantmotherfucker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Interesting. I like the original better tbh. This one seems like a little too much is going on

[–]xc89 35 points36 points  (1 child)

1812 Overture

[–]Cicnapuz 92 points93 points  (6 children)

Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd

[–]lurkergroove[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Would be one of my choices as well.

[–]amullan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

High Hopes would also be a good choice

[–]DoctorLaurdBalthazar 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Comfortably Numb or Dogs imo would be a better choice.

[–]Lurk6r 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Ticking away, the moments.that make up a dull day...

[–]You_the_living 62 points63 points  (4 children)

Exit music for a film - Radiohead

[–]DialTone657 77 points78 points  (3 children)

The End by The Doors https://youtu.be/JSUIQgEVDM4

[–]superjordo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is the end, my only friend, the end

[–]Mrmojorisincg 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Came here for this or waiting for the sun would be good too

[–]eatmorepies23 52 points53 points  (1 child)

"Yakety Sax" would be great!


[–]derpattk 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Great for watching people run in circles

While they burn to death.

[–]RobertoPaulson 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Whiter shade of Pale by Procal Harem. Not sure why, I've just always thought it would go well with slow motion destruction.

[–]HammerOn1024 3 points4 points  (0 children)

As the room was humming harder, and the ceiling blew away...

[–]Knight_of_Ninestars 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The movie Pirate Radio thought so as well.

[–]RobertoPaulson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I never saw it, but that must be where I got the idea. Maybe that scene was used in a promo or trailer.

[–]wing3d 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Sound of silence, Simon and Garfunkel. Hello darkness my old friend.

[–]Pensive_Person 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'd go for the Disturbed cover, personally. Give it a listen and lmk what you think!


[–]DrBobdave 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Mad World - Gary Jules

[–]issuicideanoption 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I actually prefer the tears for fears version. Idk I’m a sucker for darkwave

[–]daddyhack 99 points100 points  (7 children)

Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire

[–]protomegaman 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Because ryan started the fire

[–]mrrow1113 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well the song would list the causes of why the world is ending so this seems like a good choice

[–]Beardandchill 50 points51 points  (1 child)

"Across the Universe" by the Beatles

[–]Deevahs 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Highway to hell - AC/DC

[–]Ozzman454ss 15 points16 points  (1 child)

The Ecstasy of Gold by Ennio Morricone

[–]BenBen5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Drinking a Modelo Especial

[–]Dubosaurus 81 points82 points  (2 children)

Easy, Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash. I have a sick sense of humor

[–]rkaptainkr 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Ring of Fire by Social Distortion.

[–]Kinda_Crazay 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Midnight Oil - Beds are Burning

[–]DG4z 12 points13 points  (3 children)

[–]rawrchitect9 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This is one of the best songs / albums of all time. My friends who know it quote lines from it with each other at random times.

[–]DevItWithDavid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn this shit is dark, i dig it

[–]QQpayne 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Pink Floyd, comfortably numb.

[–]FullMetal_Kitten 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Probably nothing... just listen to the screams

[–]fh3131 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Time of your life - Green Day

[–]mrsuns10 57 points58 points  (1 child)

guitar strum

guitar strum


[–]mayornayor 9 points10 points  (0 children)

We Will Meet Again by Vera Lynn

[–]SteamyFruits 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’m late to the party, but oh well... my pick would be Dog Days Are Over by Florence + the Machine

[–]Js117 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Mad World - Gary Jules & Michael Andrews

[–]Hexzona 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Definitely the call of ktulu by Metallica

[–]Olap 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fade to Black surely

[–]Pensive_Person 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ooooh. I love both, but Orion though...

[–]Sacktimus_Prime 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Depends, if I'd gone flip mode evil, Come to daddy by Aphex Twin.

Liquid drum n bass otherwise, because why not? Might as well get down about it .

[–]LoZgirl85 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Come to Daddy is one of my favorites!

[–]FoxAtTheDocks 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Grapevine Fires - Death Cab For Cutie

[–]jon_the_ninja 5 points6 points  (0 children)

House of the rising sun - Animals

[–]lola_bunny2222 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The Final Countdown by Europe. lol

[–]Misterpetals 5 points6 points  (0 children)

When the man comes around, Johnny Cash

[–]staypuftmallows7 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

[–]ProtectedCesc 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Firestarter by Prodigy

[–]HammerOn1024 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Peter Gabriel, Games Without Frontiers.

[–]Sagejay 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Hurt, NIN

[–]Pensive_Person 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Nice pick! Have you heard the Johnny Cash cover?


[–]palenerd 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I'm probably the only person on Earth, but I've never liked that cover. It's always sounded too much like the original, but with the dynamics flattened way the hell out. It doesn't hold my interest.

[–]coloradonative16 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Spag Heddy- make u jump

While high on hallucinogenics

[–]Testicules96 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Where Is My Mind - The Pixies.

[–]GadgetoFite 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fire water burn by Bloodhound gang

[–]qx3okc 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Don't fear the reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

[–]Bbng2 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The End is the Beginning is the End - Smashing Pumpkins

[–]mrsuns10 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Why not play Farewell, Goodnight instead?

[–]69DonaldTrump69 9 points10 points  (0 children)

DMX- Up in here

[–]doublestitch 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Probably the Los Lobos cover of "La Bamba."

[–]treegirl07 7 points8 points  (0 children)

What a wonderful world

[–]ozunah 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Follow You - Bring me the Horizon

[–]chitowndirtball 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

[–]Blake2126 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's the most wonderful time of year

[–]Kitten-roar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Welcome To The Black Parade, by My Chemical Romance.

[–]tallenlo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Send in the clowns.

[–]AlabasterNutSack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pure Comedy by Father John Misty

[–]giniajoe 6 points7 points  (1 child)

“It’s the End of the World As We Know It” by R. E. M.

[–]axluo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

“Burn” -Ellie Goulding

[–]EricHunting 5 points6 points  (2 children)

We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn (Dr. Strangelove ending)

[–]turtleorbit23 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The Sesame Street theme song

[–]Wintrr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

imagine john lennon

[–]Bouncingbatman 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We didn't start the fire

[–]henrihell 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Watch the World Burn by Trivium of course!

[–]BearDrivingACar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's all over but the crying -The Ink Spots

[–]CrabbyJagger 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Disturbed's cover of "Sound of Silence"

[–]dontworryskro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stone Sour Tired

[–]LilithDragon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Burn MF by Five Finger Death Punch

[–]Human-Prototype 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Into the Mouth of Hell we March - Trivium

[–]John-Musacha 1 point2 points  (0 children)

G n R - November Rain

[–]Nephrille 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Counting bodies like sheep to the rythem of the war drums.

[–]SomeDumbGamer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is there life on Mars?

[–]Allegiance10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Cheer Up London” by Slaves. The lyrics would likely fit the situation and I could laugh maniacally while listening and it wouldn’t kill the mood.

[–]novelty_bone 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Everybody knows by Sigrid. gives the moment an appropriately somber tone.

[–]KillerFrenchFries 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't Stop by Foster the People

[–]Misterpetals 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Grapevine fires, Death Cab for Cutie

[–]Borgifan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fell on Black Days by Soundgarden.

[–]RumpleForeskin09 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Heads Will Roll - A Trak Remix

[–]Hoooorrrsey_Fusion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We didnt start the fire? Billy Joel

[–]iamboredca 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Black Sabbath- War Pigs

[–]iuseleinterwebz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dethklok- "Burn the Earth"

[–]LoZgirl85 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Moonlight Sonata...if it was burning at night

[–]LeadFarmerMothaFucka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All of Beethoven's symphonies.

[–]LoZgirl85 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks! If I was stuck in the burning world vs just watching it burn, I'd be playing Moonlight Sonata myself...on an antique piano that's been in my family since the great depression!

[–]RunRunRamses 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ton waits - the earth died screaming

[–]SlitScan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Hamster Dance.

I want everyone to agree the world should burn.

[–]TonyX816 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For Whom The Bell Tolls - Metallica or Hell Awaits - Slayer

[–]Calerone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Peace sells, but who's buying? - Megadeth

[–]dahriteratin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hallelujah-Pentatonix. Yes it's blasphemy to not go with Cohen, but I prefer the a cappella version of most things.

[–]SlutForSpoops 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before The Revolution - Father John Misty

[–]increasingrain 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We didn't start the fire.

[–]tea-and-solitude 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sugar we're going down swinging by fall out boy

[–]Your_Window_Peeper 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Let’s see how far we’ve come - Matchbox 20. Sounds fitting to how I would contemplate my life.

[–]cherrycoke00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How Far We've Come- Matchbox 20

[–]killmeleatherface 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Good Riddance by Green Day

[–]psykoraver_3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Waiting for the end by linkin park. Seriously if you havent heard this go listen to it. Its an amazing song

[–]roach_lover 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imposible- callejeros

[–]WeAllFloatGeorgie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd probably just headbang to Down With The Sickness by Disturbed dancing around wildly uncoordinated and accidentally fall through a bomb crater to my death.

[–]PM_ME_YOUR_THEREMIN 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Prophet Song - Queen

[–]JenAndOllie 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Radioactive - imagine dragons ( dope song )

[–]Belisarius__ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Grapevine fires by Death Cab for Cutie

[–]nightstalker962 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That one song from the start of Apocalypse Now.

[–]RadleyCunningham 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that beautiful, haunting and accurate music playing during Cersei's revenge in Baelor's Sept.

Absolutely brilliant music.

[–]Oreopoop 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pompeii- Bastille

[–]YES_ANDERSON24601 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everything feels like a movie scene when one listens to "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire.

[–]themightytaco 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm gonna have to go all Fallout on this one and choose - I don't want to set the world on fire by The Ink Spots

[–]LilithAkaTheFirehawk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Burn, from Hamilton.

[–]eharper9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"There wont be many coming home" Roy Orbison.

[–]Vullein070 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well uh, I guess Hellfire, or Dangerous, or way down we go. Idk.

[–]mrsuns10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Run for Cover The Killers

[–]sometimes_i_cook_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Almost blue - Chet

[–]Hoof10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Elephant Bones - That Handsome Devil

[–]conanclone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - B.J. Thomas

[–]sweebers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

pure comedy by father john misty.

[–]indubitablyisaac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stupid - Brendon MacClean

[–]Roswell85 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Either "Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers or (Cliche in know) "Where Is My Mind" by the Pixies.

[–]PicklePeeple 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Light Up The Night - The Protomen