The 'Stranger Things' soundtrack for season 4 is an '80s dream

Curious what made the season 4 'Stranger Things' soundtrack? While the crew was dodging Vecna, we were compiling songs

Sink as Max Mayfield and Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair in STRANGER THINGS
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Welcome back to Hawkins! Allow the Stranger Things soundtrack to transport you to the era of big hair, spandex, neon...and the chaos of the Upside Down.

Stranger Things season 4 has finally debuted in all of its 80s, sci-fi glory, and it's certainly piquing fans' interest. 

We're wondering when will Eleven get her powers back—or if she will at all. We're questioning if the D+D-inspired Vecna will meet his match. And wait, was that a Freddy Kreuger Stranger Things cameo?

For such a busy storyline, it only makes sense for epic tunes to accompany the greatest season to date. For some synth-heavy electronic/new wave chart-toppers, look no further than the Duffer Brothers and music supervisor Nora Felder's song selections. 

Sure, the extra-lengthy new episodes kept you fastened to the couch, but the season 4 soundtrack will most likely send you to the dance floor. Just keep your fingers crossed that Vecna doesn't get there first.

Stranger Things season 4

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'Stranger Things' soundtrack season 4 (thus far) 

According to Den of Geek and Consequence of Sound, here's what viewers can expect to jam out to in the fourth season's first volume, which is finally available on Netflix

Thanks to the show, Kate Bush’s "Running Up That Hill" has particularly seen a resurgence. It made its way to number 1 on the iTunes charts and No. 106 on Spotify’s top 200 as of Sunday, May 29.

Which 80s classic is your favorite?

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 Werewolf" 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

Joe Keery in Stranger Things season 4

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Episode 3

  • "Guardian Angel" by Fergus MacRoy

Episode 4

  • "Hard Feelings" by Al Kerbey
  • "Pass the Dutchie" by Musical Youth
  • "Clair de Lune" by Claude Debussy
  • "Dream a Little Dream of Me" by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  • "Legless" by Hipbone Slim

Joseph Quinn as Eddie, Stranger Things character

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Episode 5

  • "Travelin’ Man" by Rick Nelson
  •  "Quand le bien-aimé reviendra" by Dalayrac
  • "David Searches" by Arthur B. Rubinstein
  • "Time’s Up" by Arthur B. Rubinstein

Episode 6

  • "Cutthroat" by S U R V I V E
  • "The Snow Maiden: Chorus of the People and the Courtiers" by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky,

Episode 7

  • "Prophecies" by Philip Glass
  • "Akhnaten Act 1, Scene 3: The Window of Appearances" by Philip Glass
  • "Akhnaten, Act II, Scene 2, Akhnaten and Nefertiti" by Philip Glass

Stranger Things season 4 ending explained

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But more songs await! Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 drops on July 1 on Netflix. (If you were curious how many episodes are in Stranger Things season 4, we have the scoop on the longer, scarier and bolder new season.)

Though we definitely have some time until the finale—Stranger Things season 5—we have a feeling we're in store for equally amazing stories and songs from the Upside Down.

Danielle Valente
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