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What Are The Songs In Peacemaker Episode 4?

After a whole four episodes in a mere two weeks, the first season of "Peacemaker" is already half-way over! It's quickly become abundantly clear that HBO Max has a winner on its hands with this series (via Rotten Tomatoes). While James Gunn's first entry in the DC Extended Universe, "The Suicide Squad," failed to perform at the box office in 2021 (via Box Office Mojo), those low returns don't seem to have dampened enthusiasm for Gunn's future in the DCEU (via Rotten Tomatoes). Indeed, Walter Hamada, the president of DC Films, previously confirmed that the director will be back for additional projects, the first of which is "Peacemaker." 

Just like Gunn did for the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 2014's "Guardians of the Galaxy" and 2017's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," the famed director has infused "Peacemaker" with a heavy load of heart, via a carefully curated music collection. So, which special songs did Gunn handpick for Episode 4 ("The Choad Less Traveled")? On top of the theme song that accompanies the opening sequence of every episode, the latest episode of "Peacemaker" features five more notable songs that we think fans of the series will be eager to add to their Spotify playlists.

Peacemaker grew up in a House of Pain

Even before the opening credits dance sequence, "Peacemaker" starts things off with a song called "Beat the Bullet" by an American glam metal band called Vain. This song plays on the radio in the team van as John Economos (Steve Agee) drives the group back from their mission at the home of Senator Royland Goff. Later, Peacemaker joins Vigilante (Freddie Stroma) for another drive and the two have a somewhat tense conversation. Either one of them would probably have felt a little better if they'd only turned the radio up a bit. Barely audible in the background is a song called "I Wanna Be With You" by Pretty Boy Floyd. 

Sadly, the distance between Peacemaker and Vigilante leaves the latter superhero vulnerable to suggestion from Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks). Following Leota's manipulation, Vigilante gets himself arrested. As Vigilante strolls down the corridors of a jail and his fellow inmates shout obscenities at him, we hear the sounds of "Jawbreaker" by The Cruel Intentions. This is the second time a song by The Cruel Intentions has been included in an episode of "Peacemaker," following the use of "Borderline Crazy" in Episode 2

However, the most important song of the hour comes towards the end of the fourth episode, when Peacemaker has a sudden breakdown in his trailer. Reflecting on his troubled childhood and his difficult past, Peacemaker lights a bong, chugs a Jack Daniels, and dances to the sounds of "House of Pain" by Faster Pussycat. Only minutes later, the episode ends with a super spoilery reveal that is appropriately bookended with the song "Enemy in Me" by Vains of Jenna.