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TV playlist: All the bops in 'Stranger Things 4' that will have you yearning for the 80s

By AYIE LICSI Published May 30, 2022 9:06 pm

The fourth season of Stranger Things hits different, and it's not just because it's creepier than ever.

Like the previous seasons, Stranger Things 4 is filled with 80s references—from clothes to music. Who could forget the time Jonathan and Will listened to The Clash's Should I Stay or Should I Go in season 1 or when Dustin and his girlfriend Suzie sang Limahl's NeverEnding Story in season 3?

The soundtrack plays a big role in the newest season of the Netflix hit, adding more emotion to the chilling scenes and serving as neat easter eggs. One of the songs in season 4, Kate Bush's Running Up that Hill (A Deal With God), recently hit No. 1 on the iTunes charts and is No. 106 on Spotify's top 200.

With the first volume of Stranger Things 4 available to stream now, here are some of the iconic 80s songs in each episode that will transport you back to the 80s.

Episode 1
  • California Dreamin' by The Mamas and the Papas
  • Object of My Desire by Starpoint
  • Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush
  • I was a Teenage Wolf by The Cramps
  • Play with Me by Extreme
  • Chica Mejanita by Mae Arnette
  • Detroit Rock City by Kiss
  • The Red Army is the Strongest by The Red Army Choir
  • Got your Number by The Lloyd Langton Group
  • Fever by The Cramps

Episode 2
  • You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive
  • Rock Me Amadeus by Falco
  • Diamonds and Emeralds by The Interior Castle
  • Burning Up by Donnell Pitman
  • Tarzan Boy by Baltimora
  • Wipe Out by The Surfaris
  • Psycho Killer by Talking Heads

Episode 3
  • Guardian Angel by Fergus MacRoy

Episode 4
  • Hard Feelings by Al Kerbey
  • Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth
  • Legless by Hipbone Slim

Episode 5
  • Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson
  • Qand le bien-aimé reviendra by Dalayrac
  • David Searches by Arthur Rubinstein
  • Time's Up by Arthur Rubenstein

Episode 6
  • Cutthroat by S U R V I V E
  • The Snow Maiden: Chorus of the People and the Couriers by Andrey Chistiakov, Russian State Chorus, and Russian State Opera

Episode 7
  • Prophecies by Philip Glass
  • Akhnaten Act I, Scene 3: The Window of Appearances by Philip Glass
  • Akhnaten Act II, Scene 2: Akhnaten and Nefertiti by Philip Glass

Volume II of Stranger Things 4 is set to arrive on Netflix on July 1.