I promised readers that I’d post my weekly musical feature today, supposedly the end of the world. I thought it would be apropos to go out on a high note surveying some of the greatest doomsday hits. The first of our rapturous musical samplings is Skeeter Davis with her 1963 chart topper, in which she asks a question similar to signs shown in Times Square lately: “Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?”
Jim Morrison, aka the "Lizard King," and The Doors perform "The End," the apocalyptic ending to their self-titled 1967 album:
Jazz pianist Mose Allison, in "Ever Since The World Ended," sings, "It's just as well the world ended, it wasn't working anyway":
Elvis Costello is "Waiting for the End of the World":
Michael Stipe of R.E.M. views doomsday with aplomb, declaring, "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)":
I feel fine, too. Stay tuned for another musical installment a week from today.