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Why Shouldn't the Zombie Apocalypse Have a Playlist?

Game of Thrones agrees that the time is near.
Game of Thrones agrees that the time is near.

Yeah, yeah, we all know it's 2012. Apparently the end of the world is near. The apocalypse is coming. Or better yet, a zombie apocalypse is coming.

If you aren't so in touch as to what the hell a zombie even is, it's the living dead, and they are scary as can be. I have my roommate and good friend to think for that one. She always has The Walking Dead playing on the TV.

First off, I'm just a scaredy-cat, so it took quite a while for me to get used to this show. I'm still not used to idea of zombies walking down the streets and causally eating human flesh.

Hell, I'm still scared of the dark. But a zombie apocalypse just happens to be that scenario of armies of the undead engaging in the general and not-so-subtle assault on humans and their civilization. Fun, right?

Nope, wrong.

But after watching Game of Thrones, I even noticed that a zombie army is on the move. I would really like to know what on earth is up with all the zombie shit going on right now.

But TV shows and movies really seem to think that a zombie apocalypse is on the way, or else it just rakes in a lot of money. Regardless, I figured why not make a zombie apocalypse playlist for y'all? Mind as well get prepared or in the right mindset.

"No One Knows," Queens of the Stone Age

As QOTSA states, you'll get some basic rules to follow. I'm assuming that means everything the entertainment industry has installed into our minds about the zombie apocalypse. We should probably take these guidelines to heart, but when the actual moment comes we will finally know. As for now, no one knows what is going to happen exactly.

"The Living Dead," Phantom Planet

I think this song just kind of sums up the entire human race's situation as for when the zombie apocalypse begins. As the lyrics state, "those good old day are dead and gone." Literally. It's clear to say this song is the overall theme to the zombie apocalypse. So study up on those lyrics.

"Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)," Arcade Fire

I know we'll all need some inspiration to get us running. You'll need to get in shape, but something tells me when a horde of zombies starts to chase you; you won't be holding anything back. If you go out into the night to find some light, like lead singer Win Butler sings, I'm sure you'll be running your ass off.

  "Just The Way You Are," Bruno Mars

You will love your true love no matter what. However, when the time comes that your true love has been bitten by a zombie, there isn't much time until they become a zombie themselves. Yes, you may love them just them just the way they are, even as a zombie. But you'll most likely have to kill them. Sad but true. These are rough times, folks.

"Heavy Artillery," Downlink & Excision featuring Messinian

It would probably be smart to carry some sort of weapon with you. Hell, we're from Texas. Someone you know is bound to have a gun. I'd have to admit I would prefer not running into any zombies, but shooting one would be quite some fun. Adrenaline is pumping already. Just make sure you have heavy artillery, because bullets can't do much to the already-living dead.

"Let's Groove," Earth Wind and Fire

You may lose your love, friends and family. Being alone during this time is something you'd probably want to avoid. I can imagine if you were ever alone trying to find a safe place to crash for the night (if there is even a safe place anymore) and you happen to stumble upon a group of survivors, you'd probably be the happiest person known to mankind. I'd be in the dancing mood for a about a few seconds. So groove on, but remember you're still being hunted so don't lose too much concentration.

  Zombie, "The Cranberries"

The song may be a little too obvious, but it creates a pretty defined image of what is soon to come. Maybe short and simple gets the point across. Freaking zombies are on the way, so get prepared. Plus Dolores O'Riordan singing this song just makes me feel a little bit more bad-ass. If you're a scaredy-cat like I am, this song makes me feel a little tougher about the situation at hand.

"Where Is My Mind," Pixies

At times you will probably find yourself going a tad bit insane. The world we once knew has been overtaken by zombies. I'd probably be asking myself, just as the Pixies did, "where is my mind?" We're going to have those days where we may pass along a place we once knew fairly well and it is desolated. The feeling of insanity may strike.

"Survivor," Destiny's Child

Okay, you've come a long way, but don't get too cocky now. But this song is one to keep singing in your head throughout these horrid times and it kind of sheds some light on the darkness. Keep singing "I'm a survivor and I'm not gon' give up." However, remember that you'll be trying to stay alive for quite some time.

"Everyday I'm Hustlin'," Rick Ross

Every day we will be hustling. Maybe not in the sense that Rick Ross meant, but every day you will be hustling for survival. I think this song embodies what the situation will be like. Every day for the rest of your human life, you'll be trying to stay within the human life. Get to it, then.


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