In an effort to prove that you can come up with a playlist for virtually any topic, today we're listing our favorite songs that can be construed as being earthquake-related.
Why? Because that's just the way we roll. (Cue rimshot!)
In honor of Wednesday's 5.7 level shake along the Wasatch Front, here's 15 songs most likely to put a temblor in our hearts during an earthquake.
'Aftershock' -- Van Halen
This song from Van Halen's 1995 album "Balance" could not be more perfectly titled for this exercise. Featuring a vintage Eddie Van Halen guitar riff and screaming solo that will bring you to your knees -- all the better to crawl under a sturdy desk for safety.
'I Feel the Earth Move' -- Carole King
Another song that is a complete no-brainer for this list. From King's career-defining 1971 album "Tapestry."
'Shakin' All Over' -- The Guess Who
Originally written and performed by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, this song became a hit for Canadian band The Guess Who in 1965.
'You Shook Me All Night Long' -- AC/DC
The first single featuring Brian Johnson as lead vocalist for AC/DC, this song comes from the Australian rock band's definitive album, 1980's "Back in Black." This song came in at No. 10 on VH1's list of "The Greatest Rock Songs of the 1980s." We're pretty sure the lyrics have nothing to do with an earthquake, but the title is just too apropos to resist.
Video: 'Shakin' ' -- Eddie Money
My personal favorite from the Eddie Money catalog. "Shakin' " delivers with catchy guitar licks, sweet rhythm and that smarmy Eddie Money swagger. Again, I'm confident these lyrics have nothing to do with earthquakes but, like Rosanna, the song's protagonist, if you play it really loud you, too, can blow out the speakers in your daddy's radio.
'Shake It Up' -- The Cars
From the 1971 album of the same name, Ric Ocasek & Co., this song hit No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1982.
'All Shook Up' -- Elvis
One of the best-known songs by the King, it was No. 1 for 8 weeks in 1957.
'Fault Line' -- Deep Purple
Unlike most of the songs in this playlist, this one actually was inspired by an earthquake. Appearing on the band's third studio album, eponymously titled, in 1969, this ominous instrumental was conceived after the English band experienced an earthquake while in Los Angeles.
'Shake Me' -- Cinderella
The very first single ever released by this '80s hair band, from its debut album in 1986. The song never charted, but remains a popular staple in the Cinderella catalog.
'Earthquake' -- Jeff Beck
A mostly instrumental number written by guitarist Jennifer Batten and performed by Batten and guitarist extraordinaire Jeff Beck on his 2001 album, "You Had It Coming."
'Shake, Rattle and Roll' -- Bill Haley & His Comets
There have been several incarnations of this song, but the Bill Haley version seems the best known. One of rock 'n' roll's first big hits, it was released in 1954.
'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On' -- Jerry Lee Lewis
Just look at the title. C'mon, how could this song not be on here?
'After the Earthquake' -- Eels
A pretty tranquil instrumental. This is more like something you would play to come down from the adrenaline rush of going through a major shaker.
'Standing in the Doorway' -- Bob Dylan
Hey, if we're going to have a playlist honoring earthquakes, the least we can do is feature a song with a title that offers some former advice on what to do if you're in one.
'Crumblin' Down' -- John Mellencamp
The lead single from John Mellencamp's 1983 album "Uh Huh." Do we love this song as the closer for our earthquake playlist? Uh-huh.