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When asked how staff reacted to today’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake, Joe’s Record Paradise manager Michael Miller said the “first thing that came to mind was the Carole King song.”

Here are some of the songs we thought of—-sometime after we stopped panicking. Suggestions? Drop a comment.


The Little Girls, “Earthquake Song”

The Five Du-Tones, “Shake a Tail Feather”

Zapp & Roger, “More Bounce to the Ounce”

Carole King, “I Feel the Earth Move”

Mistah Richter, “Earthquake Rumble” (from Bill Nye the Science Guy)

R.E.M., “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)”

Prince, “Housequake”

Gregory Abbott, “Shake You Down”

Fruit Bats, “The Earthquake of ’73”

…and the stuck-in-the-basement-after-an-earthquake scene from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.