Top five end of the world songs

R.E.M. with lead singer Michael Stipe performs on the plaza of Rockefeller Center during the Today...

R.E.M. with lead singer Michael Stipe performs on the plaza of Rockefeller Center during the Today Show in New York April 1, 2008. (REUTERS/Chip East)

Steve Tilley, QMI Agency

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It's the end of the world as we know it. If you feel fine, you're probably someone who thinks all this talk of the Mayan long-count calendar and impending 2012 apocalypse and the Earth getting sucked into a black hole is a load of hooey. And you're almost certainly right.

But we like to cover all the bases, so we're boning up on apocalyptic entertainment in case the cosmic fat lady decides to start singing on Dec. 21, the day that some sort of cataclysm is supposed to befall our pale blue dot.


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