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Stranger Things 4 soundtrack: every song featured in the Netflix show

You’re probably here for Kate Bush. So are we.

Joe Keery and Robin Buckley in Stranger Things season 4 part 2
Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2022
Published: Tuesday, 28th June 2022 at 1:36 pm
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For all the monsters, high school hijinks and sci-fi shenanigans in Stranger Things, the true star of the show has always been and will forever be, its epic soundtrack.

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From the second the show arrived on our screens back in 2016, it filled our lives with classic '80s hits, rejuvenating forgotten gems and breathing new life into timeless classics, as both part of the plot and also to establish the time period.

This is especially the case in season 4 volume 1, which recently debuted on Netflix and revealed that music is the only thing powerful enough to save victims of the instalment's resident villain, Vecna.

Kate Bush's iconic 1985 hit Running Up That Hill, which saves Max (Sadie Sink) from the monster's clutches, quickly shot up the Spotify and iTunes charts after featuring heavily in Netflix’s hit sci-fi drama series.

Bush recently spoke out about the song's meaning on Woman's Hour on Radio 4 in light of the track's new, younger audience.

“I really like people to hear a song and take from it what they want," she said. "But originally it was written as the idea of a man and a woman swapping with each other. Just to feel what it was like, from the other side."

Speaking about how the song was originally set to be called something different, she added: "It was called ‘A Deal With God’. I think they were just worried, the record company, that it wouldn’t get played on the radio. That people would feel it was a sensitive title.”

Of course Bush isn't the only major artist featuring in season 4 - with the likes of The Cramps, Baltimora and Ricky Nelson also featuring in the new run of the hit Netflix show.

So, while we wait to find out which songs our heroes summon for help against Vecna in season 4 volume 2, read on for everything you need to know about the Stranger Things season 4 soundtrack.

Stranger Things season 4 soundtrack

Season 4 episode 1

STRANGER THINGS. Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in STRANGER THINGS
Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in Stranger Things Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2022

California’ Dreamin – The Mamas and the Papas

Object of My Desire – Starpoint

The Red Army Is the Strongest – The Red Army Choir

Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush

The song plays through Max's cassette on repeat through her headphones – and ultimately helps her escape Vecna.

I Was a Teenage Werewolf – The Cramps

Chica Mejicanita – Andrea Litkei & Ervin Litkei

Play with Me – Extreme

Detroit Rock City – Kiss

Season 4 episode 2

Sadie Sink in Stranger Things 4
Sadie Sink in Stranger Things Netflix

Surf Time – The Surf Riders

You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) – Dead or Alive

Rock Me Amadeus – Falco

Tarzan Boy – Baltimora

Wipe Out – The Surfaris

When Eleven is bullied and humiliated at the roller-disco. It’s the track being played by the obnoxious DJ.

Iolanta, Op. 69: Scene 6 - Ibn-Hakia’s Monologue

Psycho Killer – Talking Heads

Season 4 episode 4

Noah Schnapp as Will Byers in Stranger Things
Noah Schnapp as Will Byers in Stranger Things Netflix

Moscow Defender’s Song – Red Army Choir

Legless – Hipbone Slim

Hard Feelings – Al Kerbey

Pass the Dutchie – Musical Youth

This is played when Argyle comes to the rescue in his pizza truck after the tense shoot-out at the Byers household.

Bond Street Bounce – Len Stevens

Dream a Little Dream of Me – Ella Fitzgerald

Season 4 episode 5

Robert Englund as Victor Creel in Stranger Things season 4
Robert Englund as Victor Creel in Stranger Things season 4 Netflix

Travelin’ Man – Ricky Nelson

Season 4 episode 6

Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson in Stranger Things
Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson in Stranger Things Netflix

The Snow Maiden: Chorus of the People and the Courtiers – Tchaikovsky: The Snow Maiden Snegurocka

Pass the Dutchie – Musical Youth

Violin Concerto in D Major Op 35 III Finale: Allegro Assai Vivace – Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Cutthroat – S U R V I V E

Season 4 episode 7

Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield in STRANGER THINGS
Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield in Stranger Things Netflix

Dream a Little Dream of Me – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush

Prophecies – Philip Glass

Akhnaten Act I, Scene 3: The Window of Appearances – Philip Glass

Akhnaten, Act II, Scene 2: Akhnaten and Nefertiti – Philip Glass

Stranger Things seasons 1-4 volume 1 are now available on Netflix.

Check out our guides to the best series on Netflix and the best movies on Netflix. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide.

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