Stranger Things: Vecna’s best songs, according to our editors

After Steve Harrington ran through the Season 1 finale of ‘Stranger Things’ with a barbed baseball bat and Eleven and Billy saved the day in Seasons Two and Three, the show’s writers came up with a metaphysical solution. unexpected to the latest demonic takeover of Upside Down: music, especially Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”. Even in all of its tentacle-laden undead glory, “Alien vs. Predator,” Vecna’s supernatural abilities were no match for Max’s favorite song.

“Kate Bush’s lyrics can mean very different things to different people,” the show’s music supervisor, Nora Felder, told Variety. “In the face of Max’s painful isolation and alienation from others, a ‘deal with God’ could heartbreakingly reflect Max’s implicit belief that only an unlikely miracle of understanding and show of support could help him recover. climb the hills of life before her.” A good song can turn a hangout into a party and turn even the most boring road trip into extravagant karaoke, but what songs really possess the power to foil the evil plans of a superhuman creature?

In an interview with Netflix about the show’s fourth season, Sadie Sink – who starred in Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ video alongside Dylan O’Brien – revealed that her song Vecna ​​would be a more recent hit from “Folklore”. Noah Schnapp also hopped on Twitter to share his own song Vecna, a chart-topping Cardi B hit that would leave Joyce Byers stunned. On June 6, Jamie Campbell Bower, who plays nightmare terrorizing villain Hawkins, explained that his song “Vecna” would be more akin to Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA,” an unexpected choice for an on-screen demonic entity but a boop anyway.

As some of the ‘Stranger Things’ cast weighed in on the songs that would save them from being trapped in the Upside Down, we turned to our editors for insight into the songs that would get us “climbing that hill.” and return through the portal to the Rightside Up. Take a closer look at our Vecna-proof playlist.

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