If you like music with your apocalypse, you came to the right place. Here’s a top 10 list of the best apocalyptic music videos.
“I Hate This, Do You Like It” by Chickenhawk
Great music video about the zombie apocalypse where the infection is spreading as fast as the news about it. (I love the guy’s expression at 0.54s. That’s exactly what I’d be doing.)
“Na na na na” by My Chemical Romance
Here’s a fun apocalyptic music video featuring the band My Chemical Romance as a band of plucky outlaws fighting back against the villainous Better Living Corporation, which runs what’s left of the world after some type of holocaust. The video runs like an extended preview for a so-bad-it’s-good ’80s ROAD WARRIOR wannabe.
“Lose Control” by Keep Your Honest
Canadian band Keep You Honest produced this awesome short zombie film to promote a song, “Lose Control,” from one of its albums.
“Warning” by Incubus
Oh man, this is totally creepy. Great song, too.
“Helena Beat” by Foster the People
Indie pop band Foster the People produced this cool MAD MAX style music video for their song, “Helena Beat.” Kids run amok at the end of the world, and they are not needy and cute as in MAD MAX III, but soulless and violent. The ending presents the initiation ceremony of the tribe. These kids, we learn, will inherit the earth, and they will dance on its grave.
“Be The One” by Moby
In this music video, a group of scientists studies a bizarre alien artifact. Ignoring the protests of the others, one activates it–with horrifying consequences.
“Rerun” by Elan
In this music video for “Rerun” by Elan, a child survives a car crash during some type of apocalyptic event and walks the streets, bearing witness to the atrocities and despair of mankind’s final hours.
“Party at Ground Zero” by Fishbone
In the ’80s music video for “Party at Ground Zero,” a great old song by Fishbone, the world’s elites congregate in a bunker at the end of the world, unaware that one of the guests may not be what he seems. Great takeoff on Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death.”
“Dancing with Myself” by Billy Idol
The apocalyptic class music video from the ’80s.
“Born Free” by MIA
MIA’s “Born Free” is a stylized and adrenaline-filled vision of Dystopia where rebellious redheads are persecuted by the State, with an incredibly violent ending. More than its imagery, the questions it raises will haunt you long after it’s over.