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Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Top 10 End of Days Songs

Now we know the meaning of James Brown’s cape. Please please don’t go ... (By Thomas Ondrey/Associated Press)
You can’t greet the End of Days in silence. So whether you’re joining the rapture, or joining the looting after the rapture, here’s what needs to be on your iPod for tomorrow’s earthquake/chaos/total destruction.

1) “The Big Payback,” James Brown: The Godfather foresaw everything.

2) “Rapture,” Blondie: Perfect for leisurely upward flight.

3) “The End,” The Doors: “Father, I want to kill you. Mother ... ”

4) “Mothership Connection,” Parliament: “Swing down Sweet Chariot, let me ride.”

5) “The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” REM: Of course Lenny Bruce is not afraid. His grave won’t be opening up.

6) “The Rising,” Bruce Springsteen: Life, death and heaven in five verses.

7) “Heaven,” Talking Heads: “Heaven is a place where nothing, nothing ever happens.”

8) “Stairway to Heaven,” Led Zeppelin: “Then the piper will lead us to reason.” Harold Camping?

9) “Apocalypse Please,” Muse: “Come on, it’s time for something Biblical.

10) “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” Bob Dylan: “It’s gettin’ dark, too dark to see ... ”

Got one that needs to be on here? Post it in the comments. And good luck this weekend, whichever way you’re headed.

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