Stranger Things soundtrack
by Walter Price
Stranger Things has really taken pop culture by storm. The sci-fi Netflix juggernaut that follows a group of 80’s misfit teens on a fantastic and haunting coming of age journey to find their missing friend Will Byers in a heavily influenced story line. Influenced by a time that I was coming into my own and I get it, I love the subtle and blatant references.
Taking cues from John Carpenter, John Hughes, Steven Spielberg and obvious others, but it really is the soundtrack that is introducing a new generation to an era that was decadent, weird and the start of all things eccentric becoming pop-culture norm. There has always been an underground, but in the 80’s we saw the odd become mainstream and it was cool.
Netflix has released a Spotify playlist from the series and it appears an official show soundtrack is to be released in the near future.
It was hard to choose but here are just 3 reasons why Stranger Things soundtrack:
QUESTION: Is it just me or is the show’s title the same font as the Smith’s Strangeways Here We Come? I think so.
Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street
The Clash – Should I Stay or should I Go (1982)
Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat
Echo & The Bunnymen – Nocturnal Me (1984)
Chapter Six: The Monster
Corey Hart – Sunglasses At Night (1984)