This is the way the world ends: Not with a bang but a whimper.
Could be true, might not be. While that line from T.S. Eliot's Hollow Men poem paints quite a picture, no one is really sure just how this end of days thing is going to go down. It could be loud and messy with fires and floods consuming the planet, or it could be a quick and simple flash, then nothingness.
Either way, you might as well go out singing. Or singing along. If you're planning an end-time soiree, several readers gave their picks for a play list, ranging from downright silly to totally ironic.
• Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepson on infinite replay.
– Chris Reuter, 27, Wilkes-Barre
• Kiss From A Rose by Seal.
– Anthony Warren, 23, Bensalem
• Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.
– Ted Black, 29, West Wyoming
• It's the End of the World as We Know It by REM, of course.
– Lisa Higgs McCabe, Pittston
• Just Dance by Lady Gaga.
– Jamie Panusky, 26, Exeter
If I Could Turn Back Time by Cher or Christmas music on repeat.
– Amanda Yurek, 25, Wyoming
• Hold On by Wilson Philips.
– Sara Mazzitelli, 28, West Wyoming
• Walk With Me in Hell by Lamb of God, because of the irony.
– Mike Terlesky, 24, West Pittston
• You Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones or The Final Countdown by Europe.
– Eric VanDuzer, Dupont
• Burning Down the House by Talking Heads.
– Chris Mercavitch, Exeter
• One More Time by Daft Punk, because I'm going to dance my ass off as Armageddon approaches.
– Angelo Georgetti, 27, Lehman Township
• The Electric Slide.
– Kathleen Szafran, 26, Plains Township
• Wish You Were Here by Incubus.
– Alexandra Golembiewski, 30, Kingston
• Who Let the Dogs Out by Baha Men.
– Will Steinruck, Luzerne