It’s actually a song about love and suicide but the opening credits to The Stand have designated “Don’t Fear the Reaper” as an iconic song to mark an apocalypse. Those opening credits , with the lifeless bodies of people who seemed to very suddenly stop being among the living, set against the backdrop of All our times have come,Here but now they’re gone.Seasons don’t fear the reaper,Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain… works remarkably well. Arguably, it’s the best part of the miniseries. Especially if you’ve re-watched it recently and realize how terrible much of it is.
Watch the opening scene on youtube…then go read the book.