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What Is The Song In The Rick And Morty Season 6 Trailer?

"Rick and Morty" is not only known for its ability to show people what "they got" but also for its capacity to "get schwifty." Following the dedicated nihilist Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland) and Morty Smith (also voiced by Roiland), "Rick and Morty" is an irreverent television series that loves to poke fun at popular culture with heavy-handed doses of meta-commentary. Truly anything's at their disposal, courtesy of a portal gun that allows them to travel across the vast multiverse, which often results in Rick and Morty simply fleeing dimensions that they have ruined — just think of the events that caused the "Cronenberg" reality.

Music plays a fairly important part in "Rick and Morty." Besides the aforementioned original banger of "Get Schwifty," "Rick and Morty" has also tapped some popular songs across multiple genres. In the episode "Tales from the Citadel," the Eagles' "In the City" song is featured, while in the episode "Auto Erotic Assimilation," Chaos Chaos' "Do You Feel It?" is played while Rick greatly suffers from heartbreak. Of course, one of the most prolific songs used in "Rick and Morty" is Blonde Redhead's "For The Damaged Coda," or as it is commonly referred to, the evil Morty theme. Now that the Season 6 trailer for "Rick and Morty" has dropped, some may wonder who sings the classic rock song played prominently throughout the sneak peek for the upcoming batch of episodes.

The song in the Season 6 trailer of Rick and Morty is an iconic heavy metal tune from 1970

The trailer for Season 6 of "Rick and Morty" immediately kicks off with Rick Sanchez and Jerry Smith (Chris Parnell) hunkered down and wielding futuristic weapons. Rick then comments that it is time to engage in combat and says he will need a soundtrack. Rick proceeds to ask his sentient car to play his favorite playlist, starting with track one, and classic rock starts to play. The trailer then displays robots, a "Die-Hard" situation at intergalactic arcade Blips and Chitz, cybernetic transformations, plenty of gunfights, explosions, and other completely outrageous scenes. However, what is the song that Rick requested that plays throughout the trailer?

It turns out that the song is none other than Black Sabbath's "Paranoid," which comes from the 1970 album of the same name. Of course, the most famous member of Black Sabbath, and its singer, is Ozzy Osbourne of bat-eating fame. According to NPR, this song and album from Black Sabbath helped bring heavy metal to the forefront of pop culture, with musician Angel Deradoorian describing the lyrics to "Paranoid" thusly, "They're simple, yet very universal in what they're telling. They're anti-war. They're anti-establishment. It's about being real with the darkness that surrounds all of us in the world." 

Considering the nature of Rick in "Rick and Morty" and the above quote, this song syncs up perfectly with the show's story. Rick is stringently anti-establishment, so much so that he doesn't even trust a government consisting of different versions of himself. That's not even getting into his long-standing feud with the Galactic Federation. Nobody tells Rick Sanchez what to do, which makes a song like "Paranoid" absolutely perfect as a background track.