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The end of the world sounds like depressing topic, yet musicians have been making great, high-energy music out of the apocalypse for years. This is a list of apocalyptic songs that are pretty upbeat, musically speaking. These songs may be about the end of the world, but they're also toe-tappers. Or at least they're not too panicked about armageddon. Maybe it’s the need to get your rocks off before the world kicks the bucket, but it seems like when the world starts ending, the party will be just getting started. Let this list of songs about the end of the world be your doomsday playlist.

Not sweating nuclear apocalypse is the topic of many famous songs, including Nena’s “99 Luftballoons” and Europe’s “The Final Countdown.” R.E.M.’s “It's The End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” was a big hit for the band and is maybe the most famous apocalyptic song on the list.

Wanna write a song about the end of the world? Then just call your song “The End of the World. It worked for the Cure, the Pet Shop Boys, Skeeter Davis, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Dio, and Busta Rhymes.

Which end of the world songs rock your world? Vote up your favorites! If there are great, oddly upbeat songs about the end of the world you that aren’t on the list, go ahead and add them!

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(Don't Fear) The Reaper Blue Öyster Cult

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Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival

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The Man Comes Around Johnny Cash

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1999 Prince

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(Nothing but) Flowers Talking Heads

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Black Hole Sun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Upbeat Songs About the End of the World
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Goodbye Blue Sky Pink Floyd

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Stop the World The Clash

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The End of the World Skeeter Davis

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After Forever Black Sabbath

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We'll Meet Again is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Upbeat Songs About the End of the World
Mark Lanzarotta added We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn

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Black Star is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Upbeat Songs About the End of the World
Mark Lanzarotta added Black Star Elvis Presley

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Thought Dream is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Upbeat Songs About the End of the World
Mark Lanzarotta added Thought Dream Country Joe and the Fish

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The End of the World The Carpenters

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Mark Lanzarotta added Supper's Ready Genesis

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Blackened Metallica

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Countdown's Begun Ozzy Osbourne

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Political Science Randy Newman

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Judgment Day Method Man

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From the End of the World Electric Light Orchestra

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The End of the World Pet Shop Boys

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MartinAustin added Deaths Diary Marc Almond

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The Light at the End of the World A Flock of Seagulls

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Endgame Rise Against

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The End of the World John Mellencamp

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The Apocalypse Song St. Vincent

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The End of the World Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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The End of the World Agnetha Fältskog

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