What song will save you from Vecna? Find out with Spotify's new 'Upside Down' playlist

What's your 'Running Up That Hill'? The 'Stranger Things' Vecna Spotify playlist will help you find your 'savior song'

STRANGER THINGS. Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield in STRANGER THINGS. Stranger Things Vecna Spotify playlist
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If you're like us, you've been blasting Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)" for the entirety of June, thanks to its choice cameo as Max's favorite song—and (spoiler alert!) saving grace—in Stranger Things season 4

The anthemic 1985 track is more than just another excellent sonic addition to the period-perfect Stranger Things soundtrack. Story-wise, the song rescues Sadie Sink's Max Mayfield from the mind-control clutches of this season's villain Vecna, after Robin and Nancy discover that a person's favorite song can pull them from the Upside Down and bring them back to reality.

"What song will save you from Vecna?" quickly became one of the Internet's favorite Stranger Things season 4 memes. Even the cast got in on it, with actor Noah Schnapp— who plays Will Byers—hilariously tweeting: "If I ever get cursed by Vecna just play WAP on my AirPods and I’ll be out of that trance in no time."

Now you can actually find out which song is your savior with an official "Upside Down Playlist" on Spotify.

How to get the 'Stranger Things' Vecna Spotify playlist:

"Wanna know what songs would save YOU from vecna?" Spotify tweeted on June 29. "Head to your Upside Down Playlist on @Spotify (opens in new tab) to find out. The first song on the list = your savior song." 

To get your own, simply click on the link in the below tweet or search for "Upside Down Playlist" on Spotify. 

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The playlist, which is in partnership with Netflix, pulls from a user's Spotify playlist to come up with 50 potential songs that will "help you escape from Vecna and the Upside Down." The first song that pops up is the song that will save you, à la "Dream a Little Dream of Me" by Ella Fitzgerald, which rescued Victor Creel from Vecna's lair in the show. 

Social media users are already all over the Vecna Spotify playlist. Here's what they have to say:

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After more than a month's hiatus, Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 is officially available to stream on Netflix as of Friday, July 1. Hopefully, there are even more bops coming to save our favorite characters!

Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. 


More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York


When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.