R.E.M.’s ‘Half a World Away‘ plays out Season 2 of The Bear in fabulous fashion
When you think the first season of The Bear couldn’t get any better, it was probably a helluva shock to many people to watch Season 2 and realize it kicked even more ass.
Not only with its fabulous plot, phenomenal performances and crazy happenings every few minutes, but the comedy drama also kicked major ass when it came to the extraordinary music the music supervisors for the Hulu show chose for its soundtrack.
Songs like American alternative rock band R.E.M’s ‘Half a World Away‘, which was played on The Bear, Season 2, Episode 10, “The Bear“.
That song began playing as Carmy is stuck in the fridge crying and as we see everyone else’s evening end in various ways.
Sydney is throwing up then talking to her dad, while Marcus is reading the “Good Luck” note. Richie is having a cigarette and, of course, a repair man has arrived, and is drilling a hole through the walk-in fridge door so they can get Carmy out.
The song then continues playing over the end credits, playing out the second season in pretty fabulous fashion.
When did R.E.M’s ‘Half a World Away‘ come out?
‘Half a World Away‘ is one of the tracks from R.E.M.’s smash hit seventh studio album Out of Time, which came out in March, 1991.
It is one of the songs that was not released as a single from the album.
The album went on to hit #1 on charts in nine countries, which included both the United Kingdom and the United States, and in the Top 10 in 18 countries.
It was R.E.M.’s most successful album, and catapulted the Athens, Georgia-based band to international fame, spawning hit singles like ‘Losing My Religion’, ‘Radio Song’ and ‘Shiny Happy People’.
Out of Time also won the band three Grammy Awards, as well as spent a crazy 183 weeks on the UK album sales chart and 109 weeks on the U.S. album sales chart.
Listen to R.E.M.’s ‘Half a World Away‘ from those wonderful ending scenes of Season 2 of The Bear in the video, and on the band’s Out of Time album.
Yes, you should listen to the entire album, as it is one of the best indie rock albums ever created.
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