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Playlist of the Apocalypse

Postby xander » Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:19 pm

So, about half-way down the page of this topic, the conversation veered onto what music would best accompany the nuclear armaggedon that we contemplate with each second of Defcon. I thought I might post that question in a more open manner -- what music do you feel would be most appropriate in an "End of the World" soundtrack?

My own picks (off the top of my head):
Beautiful World, sung by Louis Armstrong
R.E.M - End of the World as We Know It
"O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff
1812 Overture, by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
Vera Lynn, We'll Meet Again
"In the Hall of the Mountain King" from Peer Gynt, by Edvard Grieg
Bôa - Duvet

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Postby timonator » Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:48 pm

red hot hili peppers - by the way

Standing in line
To see the show tonight
And there's a light on
Heavy glow

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(probably because ive been listening to rhcp a lot in the last days, but i like how the show and the heavy glowing light apply to nucular explosions)
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Postby Serathii » Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:50 pm

A Horse with No Name - America
Refugee - Tom Petty
Duel of the Fates - (John Williams?)
SMB Theme (I'm kidding.)
Blue Sky - The Allman Brothers Band
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Postby NeoThermic » Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:52 pm

So far everyone's suggested nearly everything that I would put on my list.

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Postby Serathii » Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:37 pm

Billy Joel - Only the Good Die Young
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Postby xander » Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:42 pm

One more:

Queen - Another One Bites the Dust

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Postby Neuroleptic » Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:59 pm

Undead - Eve of Destruction

Edwin Starr - War

Nena - 99 Red Balloons

Thomas D. - Planet des ewigen Regens

Peter Schilling - Die Wüste lebt

Muse - Time is running out

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Postby Jetpac » Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:37 pm

Johan Pachebel - Cannon in D

simple as :P
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Postby shinygerbil » Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:21 am

There's a track in 28 Days Later which I love, and would definitely include on my list. I don't remember what the real name of the song is, though. (I would include most of the above too.)

Edit: In The House - In A Heartbeat. There we go. :)
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Postby trickfred » Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:58 am

Orchestral:

Selected tracks from the soundtracks for: Battlestar Galactica (the new series, season one), Dark City (sweet film noir style sci-fi movie), Firefly, and Serenity.
Gustav Holst - 'Mars, The Bringer Of War'

Game Tunes:

Final Fantasy Reunion - 'One Winged Angel (Orchestral)'
Selected music from the Metroid Prime 1 & 2 soundtracks (slower tunes for Defcons 5-3, 'Samus Vs. Meta Ridley' for Defcon 1)

Other Tunes:

Most of the first Mortal Kombat movie soundtrack
Offspring - the entire 'Smash' album
Andrew W.K. - 'Ready To Die'
Anthrax - 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath'
Bjork - 'Human Behaviour'
Blue Oyster Cult - 'Don't Fear The Reaper'
Bruce Cockburn - 'If I Had A Rocket Launcher'
Def Leppard - Gods of War
Enigma - 'I Love You ... I'll Kill You'
Europe - 'The Final Countdown'
Faith No More - 'Small Victory'
Foreigner - 'Tooth And Nail'
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Great Big Sea - It's The End Of The World As We Know It (canadian band's cover - better than REM's, IMHO)
Heart - 'If Looks Could Kill'
Juno Reactor - 'High Energy Protons [Orion Mix]'
M.A.R.R.S. - Pump Up The Volume
Moby - James Bond Theme
Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
Pet Shop Boys - 'Yesterday When I Was Mad'
'Queen - 'We Will Rock You', 'We Are The Champions', 'Fight From The Inside', 'Gimme The Prize', 'Don't Lose Your Head', 'Don't Stop Me Now', 'Dragon Attack'
Rammstein - 'Sonne'
Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Scorpions - 'Wind Of Change', 'Send Me An Angel'
Sex pistols - 'God Save The Queen'
Stone Temple Pilots - Big Bang Baby
Tears For Fears - Everybody wants to rule the world
The Cranberries - Zombie
The KLF - '3 AM Eternal'
The Pixies - 'Wave Of Mutilation', 'Where Is My Mind'
Winger - 'Battle Stations'

And last, but not least:

Weird Al Yankovic - 'Christmas At Ground Zero'
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Postby Serathii » Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:46 am

xander wrote:One more:

Queen - Another One Bites the Dust

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Aww man! How'd I forget that one?

And War, Neuro, nice.
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Re: Playlist of the Apocalypse

Postby xyzyxx » Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:23 am

xander wrote:Duvet
The theme from Lain? Is this song known for something other than that?

Also:


Relient K - Down in Flames
Relient K - My Way or the Highway
Seal - Crazy
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Postby Babylon5 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:37 am

Ministry - N.W.O

Nine Inch Nails - Wish

Napalm Death - Necessary Evil
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Postby xander » Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:56 pm

Jetpac wrote:Johan Pachebel - Cannon in D

simple as :P

You mean Pachabel's Greatest Hit?

xyzyxx: Yes, the theme from Lain.

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Postby Nutter » Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:02 am

Theme from Cannon Fodder - "War never been so much fun"
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