Folks, there’s been a lot of chatter about this Friday’s Mayan predictions. Whatever those prophecies may hold, we know one thing—we might as well go out with a party, right? So, in that spirit, we asked a bunch of DJs to tell us what they’d play for their last song on earth. Here’s what they came up with:
Splash – “Babylon”
Will play the whole entire Marvin Gaye album of What’s Going On ’cause humans did not heed to what he was saying on that whole album. Then I play “I Want To Take You Higher” by Sly and The Family Stone, ’cause your ass will be out of here and the frequency of the musical chords of that recording will help get you ready to go. But all that will change if humans put love back in the atmosphere and send through their heart chakras to the universe(s). Amen Ra.
Baby G (Dance Disorder)
Larry Heard – “The Sun Can’t Compare”
If there really was the end of it all, I’ll definitely play The Doors’ “The End.” It’s one of my favorite tracks, and I think it’s good to close life with this huge classic!
Frank Sinatra – “My Way”
If the world were to end on 12/21, my ’80s-infused ass would probably rock the Pet Shop Boys’ “Alright.” Def gotta go out feeling good!
Lifelike & Kris Menace – “Discopolis.” It’s epic and emotional. The perfect soundtrack to any world ending!
Let’s Be Friends – “Allow It”
Dan from Pig&Dan
Would have to be “The End” by the Doors
John Lennon “Imagine” (Dave Audé Remix)
Michael Jackson – “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough.” The world isn’t ending! Every day is a new beginning. So raise your glass, raise your arms, and Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough. Happy New Year!
My final song would be “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers.
Rhythm and Sound – “King In My Empire”… says it all.
Either Roy Ayers’ “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” or Usher’s “Climax.”
“When You Wish Upon a Star” by Jiminy Cricket
I would play U2’s “Beautiful Day”
Paul Simon – “Kathy’s Song”
Our choice: Joe Smooth – “Promised Land”
Drop the Lime
I’d play Aviici’s “Levels” backwards.
Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Jeff Wayne – “The Eve of the World” (from War Of The Worlds)
Eric Duncan (aka Dr. Dunks)
The longest James Brown song I could find:
I’d throw on Konflict’s “Messiah (Noisia Remix)” and go on a rampage slaying zombies until the meteor takes us all out.
Sigur Ros – “Festival”
The Glitch Mob
Boreta: The Doors – “The End”
edIT: Boys II Men – “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”
Ooah: Radiohead – “Idioteque”
My song will have to be Light Asylum – “A Certain Person.”
I’d create and play a personal tech-house remix of “The End” by The Doors. In fact, I might just do that.
It’s not EDM by any means… but I would play “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven (The OG).
We would probably play something from a classical piece like Mozart or maybe Beethoven “Piano Sonata No. 14” (in C sharp Minor OP 27_2 ). It just feels like a lovely song to say goodbye with.
Rob Dougan – “Clubbed to Death”
I would play this classic:
Prince’s “1999” seems like the only choice. Think about what he’s saying. He wrote that tune thinking everything was gonna be over in 2000. It’s now 2012 and here we go again. 1999 was not only the end, literally—in terms of the lyrics… it’s the end metaphorically. It’s a milestone. Like an odometer in your car. It’s time. It never stops. It waits for no one. “1999” would be it.
“Blackout” by Lil Louis, pitched at +8
If December 21 was the end of the world and I was playing a final song, the band The Police comes to mind. If the end was indeed on the horizon, staying positive would be my choice and playing this song would accommodate that: “When the world is running down/You make the best of what’s still around.”
Radiohead – “Pyramid Song”
As cheesy as it sounds and as off-kilter as it would be, I would play Ministry’s “Everyday is Halloween” to get everybody nice and ready for the hell that they will face when the world is over.
I would climb the closest mountain, put my headphones on, and play Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”…ha!
If 12/21 is really the end, Bjork “All Is Full Of Love” is all I want to hear.
I would play Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.”
Matrix & Futurebound
The Doors – “Riders on the Storm”
Mattix & Futile
Depeche Mode – “Blasphemous Rumours” “I don’t want to start any blasphemous rumours/But I think that God’s got a sick sense of humor/And when I die I expect to find Him laughing”
I would play “Stairway to Heaven.”
For sure, my choice is “I Feel Love” by Donna Summer. Sonically it’s awesome, produced by my favorite—Giorgio. It’s an anthem! And after all, this is all about “love,” isn’t it?!
Guns N Roses – “Paradise City”
I could have a sing-along and go down in a blaze of glory!
Absolute classic! Never got tired of this one and never will! Thank you very much, good night!
Chris Cornell – “Preaching the End of the World”
I’ve always loved this Chris Cornell album, and if the world really was ending, I’d wanna play something appropriate. And this really hits the nail on the head!
Wow! this is a tough one… for now, I’ll say Deepchild – “Then We Dissolved.”
Had a bit of an experience while listening to KLF Chill Out years ago while on a hammock… “Albatross” by Fleetwood Mac, definitely one to sign out to.
REM – that really annoying one. No wait, that’s all of them… The Hives’ “Hate To Say I Told You So.” But seriously, something really long, like Pink Floyd “Echoes.” Yep, I’m going with that. I used to put it on the jukebox in the pub to get maximum bang for my buck. Same would apply here and I think it would sound pretty good as the sun set for the last time ever. As if!
Rolling Stones – “Sympathy For the Devil”
REM – “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine).” OBVIOUSLY! If that was not available, probably “Renegade Snares.”
I would play my favorite track of mine, “Funkatron”
Alf Clausen – “The Land Of Chocolate”
Killbot “I’ll Fuck It” or Sluggo “Engineered to Destroy”
REM – “It’s the End of the World As We Know It”
“Blackout” by Lil Louis. A song that was ahead of its time and a perfect song for the present.
I would play my favorite dance song, “Turn Me On,” by Danny Tenaglia. One of the main songs that got me into DJing… still love it to this day.
I’d play The Doors’ “The End” mashed up with my song “The End.” The mash-up title would be cleverly named “The End.” The end.
My fave track ever from my fave artist.
Alex Metric ft. Charli XCX – “End Of The World (Xilent Remix)”
“Invocation of the Continual One” by Morbid Angel
Zev (Wolf + Lamb)