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Songs About the End of the World
May 12, 2023 · 50 min

Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share favorite songs about the end of the world from artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Fishbone. They're also joined by their production staff with their picks for songs that creatively deal with the apocalypse. Then recent feedback from listeners is played.


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Featured Songs:

The Doors, "The End," The Doors, Elektra, 1967The Beatles, "I Get By (With a Little Help From My Friends)," Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Parlophone, 1967Sharon Van Etten, "The End of the World," Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album, Columbia, 2017R.E.M., "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," Document, I.R.S., 1987David Bowie, "Five Years," The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, RCA, 1972Barry McGuire, "Eve of Destruction," Eve of Destruction, Geffen, 1965Matt Maltese, "As the World Caves In," Bad Contestant, Atlantic UK, 2018Postal Service, "We Will Become Silhouettes," Give Up, Sub Pop, 2005Randy Newman, "Political Science," Sail Away, Rhino/Warner, 1972Nico, "The End," The End..., Island, 1974Phoebe Bridgers, "I Know the End," Punisher, Dead Oceans, 2020The Verve, "Bitter Sweet Symphony," Urban Hymns, Hut, 1997Fishbone, "Party At Ground Zero," Fishbone, Columbia, 1985Madonna, "4 Minutes (feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)," Hard Candy, Warner Bros., 2008Method Man, "Judgement Day," Tical 2000: Judgement Day, Def Jam, 1998Johnny Cash, "The Man Comes Around," American IV: The Man Comes Around, American Recordings, Universal, 2002Xixa, "May They Call Us Home," Genesis, Julian, 2020Reckling, "Spitter," Reckling, Reckling, 2018Cam Cool, "Everyone Texts and Drives," Everyone Texts and Drives (Single), Cam Cool, 2023Syl Johnson, "Concrete Reservation," Is It Because I'm Black (Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition), Numero, 2019

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