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What Would Your Band Play During Your Personal Titanic?

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Welcome to Titanic Tuesday. It is what it sounds like—a day to talk about the 1997 Academy Award-winning film Titanic.

Some of us are having extremely shitty weeks, and some of us just think about impending doom constantly, but all of us are wondering: if you could curate your own personal iceberg of destruction, what would the band (or DJ, let’s not be rockist here) be playing?

Here are our selections:

Joanna Rothkopf: “Yakety Sax”

“Because it is the right song to pick.”

Bobby Finger: “My Heart Will Go On”

“It would be very meta and ‘fun.”

Kelly Faircloth: “Pop a Top Again”

“I feel like, if I’m in a situation where I’m dying on the Titanic, my vibe would be like, “Well, fuck.” Which is how I feel every time I listen to Alan Jackson.”

Madeleine Davies: “Kind and Generous”

“Because it’s been real and I love Lilith Fair.”

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: “So Icey”

“I like literalism in my gallows humor and I want to die feeling like a muthafuckin boss.”

Rich Juzwiak: “Freedom ‘90"

“Because all systems should be smashed by any means necessary—even iceberg.”

Ellie Shechet: “Moves Like Jagger”

“I would want to die to a Maroon 5 song because it would be really satisfying to hear Adam Levine drown in the middle.


Is that too dark?”

Aimée Lutkin: “Casey Kasem Loses It in the Studio”

“His voice is very soothing and it also makes me laugh. I also think any song I heard as I died on a boat would be ruined for me.”

Stassa Edwards: “Down By the Water”

“Something about the imagery of water with Harvey crying, ‘Oh help me Jesus’ seems right for impending death in the cold, unforgiving ocean.”

Jordan Sargent: “Bling Bling”

“If I was going down with the Titanic, I would want to be in a good mood, also I would like to imagine I was sinking not into the deadly freezing waters of the greater Atlantic ocean, but instead a warm pool in heaven bobbing with massive diamonds.”

Hamilton Nolan: “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”

“Good Titanic song.”

Hillary Crosley Coker: “Reset”

“As the chorus says, ‘Everything happens for reasons, good doesn’t come without pain. Start over again.’”

Andy Cush: “Idoteque”

“Women and children first, women and children first...”

Kate Dries: “Mine would be silence because hopefully the band and all of you would be dead.”

Well then! What about you all?