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Friday Fill-In: Apocolyptic Playlist

This week has been interesting. One of the two water mains broke in my town Monday night, causing us to massively conserve water on Tuesday (it’s now fixed). A storm came through on Tuesday, and knocked down tree limbs that took out my power on Wednesday. I have a teen lock-in tonight into tomorrow morning with 14 teens who have read 65 hours or more using the Beneath the Surface theme, and have zombie books on display (see the picture above). 

And ever since I awoke on Wednesday to the sounds of chainsaws, I’ve had apocalypse music on the brain. Go braaaaain.

So in honor of all the dysoptia, zombie and horror books we love, I give you the Apocalyptic Playlist. I will be using it for Killer Musical Chairs at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning. Any other songs you can think of, share in the comments.

Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU]

Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival
London Calling by The Clash
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

The Four Horsemen by Metallica
Uprising by Muse

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog]

The Final Countdown by Europe
The End by the Beatles
Til the End of the World by U2
Doomsday Clock by Smashing Pumpkins
Don’t Open until Doomsday by The Misfits
I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie
The End by My Chemical Romance
Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas

Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne
Dog Days are Over by Florence + the Machine
Let the Flames Begin by Paramore

It’s the End of the World As We Know It by R.E.M. 

For more music fun to share with your teens, check out this list of 30 bands that teens are loving right now on Huffington Post Teen.  Music is a great way to connect.  For the record, Karen is totally obsessed with The Neighbourhood right now, as is her tween.

Also, check out these Apocalypse Survival Tips that we learned from YA lit.

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