What happened to ‘Running Up That Hill’ it’s bullshit. the theme of Kate Bushfrom 1985, has once again topped the music charts 37 years later from its release as the album’s debut single ‘hounds of love’. The song has been revived, even as if it were a new song. And it’s her faultstranger things‘, which included it on the soundtrack of his fourth season.
At a time when vintage is in fashion, the fiction of Netflixset in the 80’shas not only contributed to making the style of the time popular again, but has also made several songs of the Last century be a again success. But it is not the only series that has brought back to life ‘great songs’ from the past.
Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’
As we said, ‘Running Up That Hill’ has been crazy. But not only because the song is hypnotic, but because of how the theme was presented in the series. Let’s remember that the Kate Bush theme plays a key role in the season, as Max’s favorite song -and lifesaver- (Sadie Sink). Undoubtedly, the theme is part of one of the most epic scenes and series specials.
Limahl’s ‘Never Ending Story’
And if ‘Running Up That Hill’ is essential in the fourth season of ‘Stranger Things’, what about ‘never ending story‘? the theme of Limahl is key in the third season, where it involves one of the most surreal scenes in fiction written and directed by the brothers Matt Y Ross Duffer.
‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
‘Red Right Hand‘, of Nick Cave and The Bad Seedsis a single from the album ‘Let Love In’ from 1994. Now, it is once again a well-known theme, since since 2013 it has been the main theme of the series ‘Peaky Blinders‘.
‘THE MONEY HEIST’
‘Bella ciao’, anthem of anti-fascist resistance during World War II
‘beautiful bye‘ has become a world-renowned and topical topic thanks to ‘The Money Heist‘. But this popular Italian song is much older. In fact, its origins are uncertain (19th century). Nevertheless, it became an anthem of anti-fascist resistance during the Second World War.
‘THE SQUID GAME’
‘Fly me to the Moon’
‘Fly me to the Moon‘ sounds in one of the best scenes of ‘the squid game‘. The popular Korean series plays the classic written in 1954 by Bart Howard (which Frank Sinatra covered in 1964) during the first game of the competition, in which Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) and the rest discover that they are risking their lives.
‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ by The Clash
The first two seasons of ‘Stranger Things’ are not understood without the ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go‘, from the band Clash. The 1982 theme was once again very popular among the new generations thanks to the Netflix fiction. It’s Jonathan’s favorite subject (Charlie Heaton) and Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) and plays a fundamental role during the disappearance of the little brother.
‘Carry On Wayward Son’ from Kansas
‘Carry On Wayward Son‘, ‘terrible’ of Kansas of 1976, it is not understood without Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki). The mythical series ‘Supernatural‘, which has 15 seasons, always uses this song in the final chapter of each season to review ‘the road so far’.
‘THIS IS US’
‘Watch Me’ by Labi Siffre
Be a fan of ‘This Is Us‘ implies being a fan of its wonderful soundtrack. If you are one of them, it is more than likely that you have several of the songs that sound in the series in your playlist. Surely ‘Watch Me‘, theme of Laby Siffre from 1972, be one of them, since it is impossible not to remember the first episodes about the Pearson family when listening to it.
We’ve already stopped with ‘Stranger Things’, but this series is a machine for ‘re-manufacturing’ authentic ‘great songs’. This is another of the mythical songs of the series, specifically, of the first season. ‘Africa‘ of Toto it’s from 1982 and it plays when Steve (Joe Keery) and Nancy (Natalia Dyer) kiss for the first time.
‘Baby Blue’ by Badfinger
If you’re a fan of ‘breaking bad‘ and you didn’t leave it halfway it will sound yes or yes ‘BabyBlue‘ of Badfinger. This 1971 rock song was chosen to play at the end of the legendary series.
‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey
Although this ‘great song’ of Journey from 1981 was already rescued at the end of ‘The Sopranos‘, a little later ‘glee‘ definitively popularized it among the new generations by becoming one of the most iconic songs of the series. The reason? It is the song that closed the pilot episode with all the protagonists.
‘THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER’
David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’
I know what you are thinking: this is not a series, but a movie. But I couldn’t help but add to the list ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower‘ (or ‘The Perks of Being an Outcast’) not only because the film is a must-see, but because it is a clear example of what we are discussing in this list. The film rescued several iconic themes from the 70s and 80s and turned ‘Heroes‘ of David Bowie, from 1977, again a hit. A song that inevitably plays in your head when you think about the movie or getting up in a convertible Emma Watson (don’t do it).
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