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:
“Because it is the right song to pick.”
“It would be very meta and ‘fun.”
“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.”
“Because it’s been real and I love Lilith Fair.”
“I like literalism in my gallows humor and I want to die feeling like a muthafuckin boss.”
“Because all systems should be smashed by any means necessary—even iceberg.”
“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?”
“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.”
“Something about the imagery of water with Harvey crying, ‘Oh help me Jesus’ seems right for impending death in the cold, unforgiving ocean.”
“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.”
“Good Titanic song.”
“As the chorus says, ‘Everything happens for reasons, good doesn’t come without pain. Start over again.’”
“Women and children first, women and children first...”
Well then! What about you all?