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Music for the Apocalypse #45: We Are The Champions, by Queen

Not all songs suitable for the Apocalypse have to be depressing and downbeat. When the end comes I want to go out fighting – I want to cheer my sisters on and win the day. It’s impossible not to feel uplifted by this song. The slow, the swell of the melody, building throughout the song provides the perfect counter-point to the tired and plodding beat. This is a song for the downtrodden who are not beaten. This is a song for celebration in a hard world.

We are the champions, my friends. The champions of the world.

- Apocalypse Womble out.

 

Music for the Apocalypse #43: Flash, by Queen

As a girl equipped to survive the apocalypse, I’m not generally inclined to wait around for a man to save me – chances are I’ll still be sitting there when the zombies eat me. Or the man will have been manfully hiding a bite and will turn into a zombie and eat me. But it’s hard not to hear this song and feel cheered. I feel it has a place in a post apocalypse world.

Also? The women in Flash Gordon are awesome. Especially General Kala. I mean, if the Apocalypse is coming, why not be in charge of its armies?

'What do you mean, "Flash Gordon approaching"?!'

General Kala

 

 

And as villains go, this is some kind of formiddable woman:

What do you mean, ‘Flash Gordon approaching’?!

Open fire! ALL weapons.

No half-measures with this lady. I challenge anyone to deny that this is a woman who commands respect with her every gesture, look, and tone.

General Kala: Apocalypse Girl extraordinaire.

Dale Arden

Dale Arden

And let’s not forget Dale Arden. Not without fight in her, and even as she calls out: ‘Flash! Flash! I love you’ She adds as though to call him back to the matter at hand: ‘But we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!’

Yeah, I think, come the apocalypse, this’ll be one I’m glad to have in my record collection.

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