Playlist: Bear Has A Forty In The Freezer

Another day, another reason to make a playlist centered around one single word! Today the word is ‘bear,’ mostly because last time the word was ‘tiger’ and the time before that was ‘lion,’ and everybody loves a pattern. This playlist should be listened to with the windows open, late in the afternoon while you clean out your attic or make homemade enchiladas. Just make sure you’re keeping yourself busy so that when Kimya Dawson comes on, you won’t be ready for it. That part is crucial.

Bear Has A Forty In The Freezer

I Wanna Be A Bear – Descendents
Honeybear – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Great Sky Bear – Reading Rainbow
Grizzly Bear – All Girl Summer Fun Band
Silly Bears – Akron/Family
Easy Bear – Hesta Prynn
Sleeping Bear, Sault Ste. Marie – Sufjan Stevens
The Bear – My Morning Jacket
Bear On the Beach – A Camp
Bear – The Antlers
Talkin’ Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre – Bob Dylan
Bradley Bear – Holiday Shores
Bipolar Bear – Morningwood
Hunting Bears – Radiohead
Greasy Bear – The Shining Twins
Little Panda Bear – Kimya Dawson


Add your favorite bear tracks (see what I did there) in the comments below!

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  1. Yay, more great music to listen to. Off to stream now!

    And I humbly submit:
    Bear Costume by Spirit Night

    It is catchy and includes the line “You got a lot of nerve for someone with no spine.”

  2. i was almost eaten by a bear one time in wyoming. by that i mean i saw it and took a picture of it before it moseyed along. the bear song by green jelly (dumb and dumber soundtrack) is stuck in my head now.

  3. Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear
    Fuzzy wuzzy had no hair
    Fuzzy wuzzy wasnt fuzzy was he?

    My mom used to sing that to me back in the day when she still used to teach kindergarten, it’s about bears that are different.

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