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05/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hit the Road Jack: a Tortured Fan's Playlist for the End of "24"

I have been there watching "24" since its first hour, and now, I will be there when Jack Bauer hits the road this year too. Thank you Kiefer Sutherland and company for all of your hard work saving both the world and so many of my Tuesday and then Monday nights. In appreciation for all that entertainment/patriotism/torture, here's one fan's loving playlist dedicated to "The House That Jack Built" as we all prepare to face "The End Of The World" -- at least on Fox Broadcasting. As I see it, especially in Fox terms, Jack Bauer was fair, if not particularly balanced.

Kiefer, we discussed your longstanding love of Queen long ago, and so the last song on this list is included in tribute to your willingness to keep Jack Bauer alive for all of us, at least at the movies.

HIT THE ROAD JACK - Ray Charles
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT - Aretha Franklin
THE END OF THE WORLD - Skeeter Davis
HERO TAKES A FALL - The Bangles
TORTURE - The Jacksons
MAN OF THE HOUR - Pearl Jam
SOMETIMES GOOD GUYS DON'T WEAR WHITE - The Standells
GOOD GUYS ONLY WIN IN THE MOVIES - Mel & Tim
MY DARK HOUR - Steve Miller
GOOD GUYS AND BAD GUYS - Camper Van Beethoven
SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD - Bob Marley & The Wailers
TIME LOVES A HERO - Little Feat
FINAL HOUR - Lauryn Hill
JACK GETS UP - Leo Kottke
ONE DAY AT A TIME - John Lennon
SAVE THE WORLD - George Harrison
POOR JACK - Plain White T's
HERO - David Crosby
AMERICA - Neil Diamond
WILD WORLD - Cat Stevens
JACK - Tom Petty
JUMPIN' JACK FLASH - The Rolling Stones
TRYIN' TO THROW YOUR ARMS AROUND THE WORLD - U2
HAPPY JACK - The Who
WILD WESRT HERO - Electric Light Orchestra
LOOKING FOR JACK - Colin Hay
CHAPTER 24 - Pink Floyd
THE WORKING HOUR - Tears For Fears
KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE - Queen

Any other songs for Jack Bauer before he heads off into the sunset -- or not?