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What Are The Songs In The Bear Season 2 Trailer?

"The Bear" was an unquestioned hit in its first season, earning a rare 100% from critics and a stellar 91% from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes for Season 1. Now, "The Bear" Season 2 is on the horizon, premiering June 22 on Hulu. A new trailer dropped yesterday, where Carmen (Jeremy Allen White) and Sydney (Ayo Edebiri) discuss their plans to open a new restaurant. The trailer then erupts into the visual, thematic mayhem that fans of "The Bear" have become accustomed to, showing the construction of the new restaurant mixed in with some Chicago atmosphere and food prep shots.

Two songs play underneath the trailer, one a hard rock classic from 1978 and the other a slower, more pensive song from the mid-1990s. The first tune, which begins during the frantic scenes of the restaurant planning and renovation, is AC/DC's "If You Want Blood (You've Got it)." It first appeared on their 1978 live album of the same name and again on their studio album "Highway to Hell." 

The second song, which starts when the trailer shifts to a less frenzied pace, is "Strange Currencies" by R.E.M. It appeared on their 1994 album "Monster" and was released as a single the next year.

Both songs are appropriate for the theme of The Bear

According to Rolling Stone, the title of the AC/DC track came to members of the band one morning before they took the stage in front of a huge crowd at the Day On the Green Festival in Oakland, CA.

"We were on at 10:30 in the morning, and most of us hadn't even been to bed," Angus Young said. "This guy from a film crew got hold of me and Bon [Scott] and asked what kind of show it was gonna be. Bon said, 'You remember when the Christians went to the lions? Well, we're the Christians.' Then he asked me, and I said, 'If they want blood, they're gonna get it.'" 

"Strange Currencies" has a much less confrontational feel. It's about one person expressing to another their commitment to making a relationship work. The song is also an apology promising that the former will make things right. Carmen and Sydney's partnership went through the meat grinder in Season 1, and they will no doubt face challenges in Season 2 in regards to their new venture, so both songs are suited for Season 2 despite the vast differences in tone and message.