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In case your news feed on Facebook and a constant hype-barrage rivaled only by The Dark Knight Rises hasn't made it clear, we will: Breaking Bad is back on AMC on Sunday, July 15.
And we're stoked. Like, edge of our seats stoked.
It's not just a good show, it's one of the best shows in history, maybe the best example that we're truly living in a golden age of television. Hanging out at the office yesterday chatting about how excited we are for the season five premiere, we thought up a few songs that might go well with your order of Venezia's for Sunday night's viewing party.
Rose Royce, "Car Wash"
As Breaking Bad has progressed, I'm pretty sure that we've learned that Walter White is the kind of boss most certainly against you "acting a fool."
Rick Sprinfrield, "Jessie's Girl"
The key to Breaking Bad's sustained amazingness has a lot to do with Jesse Pinkman, a character we've witnessed grow and change from a brat who punctuates sentences with "bitch" a lot to a kind of broken, but whip-smart lost soul who punctuates his sentences with "bitch" a lot. The season two arc featuring Pinkman's girlfriend Jane was tragic, and this season promises more conflict between his life as a meth dealer and his feelings for current ladyfriend Andrea and her son Brock.
Clearly, we're on the right trail: this YouTube video started with a Breaking Bad commercial. Anyhow, beyond fitting our obvious purposes (hasn't White actually said "all about chemistry" at some point?), this is a sparkling pop gem and a pretty good case for post-"Closing Time" Semisonic.
Rufus Thomas, "The Funky Chicken"
If you don't think that Gus Fring is one of the all-time greatest television characters of all time, you haven't watched Breaking Bad. Avoiding spoilers as best as possible, we wonder if we'll learn any more about Fring's enigmatic past in season five.
Eiffel 65, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
Like the crystal, get it? But seriously, how the hell was this song such a massive hit?
For more Breaking Bad-related audio/visual fun, check out this montage of Bob Odenkirk screaming/yelling.
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Los Cuates De Sinalo, "Negro y Azul"
How about this narcocorrido about Breaking Bad? See you by the TV set on Sunday, y'all.