Saturday, May 21, 2011, is the day of the rapture — Judgment Day, when Jesus Christ will return to earth to rescue the souls of believers and vanquish the rest — at least according to some people around the world.
One U.S. man even spent his entire lifesavings to warn people using a doomsday ad campaign.
But if you're not one of the believers - or maybe you're just done maxing out your Costco card on bulk supplies and have time to spare - how do you plan to spend your last day on Earth?
And better yet, what are the songs you will listen to on your own personal apocalyptic playlist? Here are our Top 5 suggestions:
1. R.E.M. "It's the end of the world"
It's an obvious choice, but that's why it's perfect.
2. Prince "1999"
Hey, remember when a bunch of people thought the world would go beserks when the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, 2000? Well, let's party again like it's 1999 and let the excitement (anxiety?) begin again!
3. Memphis "Apocalyptic Pop Song"
It's right in the lyrics: "I know why it's the end of the world today. Because we said so." Hmm, who said the world was going to end again? Something about this sounds familiar...
4. Sam Roberts "Love at the End of the World"
Even Canadian musicians know how to bring in the rapture with the right tune. Montreal's own Sam Roberts sings: "Smoke rising from an open field. Don't you know that the threat is real?" But so far, there are no signs of impending Armageddon.
5. Muse "Apocalypse Please"
This is the ultimate song to listen to as the world implodes while you watch from your backyard. Have fun.