It’s going to be a long time until Stranger Things returns. As season four is currently being binged and talked about endlessly, we’re looking back on some of the best needle drops featured in the hit Netflix series.
“California Dreamin’,” The Mamas and the Papas
The perfect opener to establish Eleven is no longer in Hawkins as Mike reads letters from a place he’d like to be.
“Fever,” the Cramps
Eddie Munson gets a proper intro through this Cramps cover of the Little Willie John standard.
“Play With Me,” Extreme
The Hellfire Club recruitment song before the Satanic Panic sets in.
“Detroit Rock City,” Kiss
Dueling game moments between Lucas and his team while the gang plays Dungeons & Dragons.
“Got Your Number,” The Lloyd Langton Group
Eddie and Chrissy could have had it all with this soundtrack to their sweet and memorable moment together.
“You Spin Me Round (Like a Record),” Dead or Alive
They had to blast this solid roller-skating rink track when El, Mike, and Will hang out.
“Wipe Out,” the Surfaris
Eleven meets a milkshake in the middle of the roller rink.
“Psycho Killer,” Talking Heads
The moment that Hawkins jock Jason gets his team riled up to go after Eddie.
“Pass the Dutchie,” Musical Youth
An Argyle anthem.
“Travelin’ Man,” Ricky Nelson
Murray and Joyce take a totally not sketchy flight to find Hopper.
“Up Around the Bend,” Creedence Clearwater Revival
The perfect song for a “getting the band back together” moment with the Hawkins heroes.
“Dream a Little Dream of Me,” Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
Vecna’s classy standard that’s a major throughline in season four.
“Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo,” Rick Derringer
The Hawkins home team head to the War Zone.
“Fire and Rain,” James Taylor
Well, now we’re shipping Steve and Nancy again.
“Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” Journey
While it’s almost this season’s anthem, we know what song beats it out. Still, it gets us pumped for season five.
“Master of Puppets,” Metallica (Eddie’s Version)
Eddie Munson lives up to his full bard powers in what’s now one of Stranger Things’ most iconic moments. Also the real-life musician who came in to make this moment properly metal AF was none other than Tye Trujillo, son of Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo.
“Running Up That Hill,” Kate Bush
We’ll be running up that hill until season five when this song wakes up Max. Cause it’s gotta!
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