The very binge-worthy third season of Stranger Things is so good that fans are already clamoring for the next batch of episodes. Of course, the latest chapter in the supernatural saga was filled with plenty of shocking moments and nostalgic references, which were only heightened by the stellar soundtrack in the background.
Each track was specifically chosen to fit both the scene and keep with the time period of the show, and here’s a complete list (put together by the folks at Screen Rant) of every song featured this season, as well as the moments they coincided with:
“CHAPTER ONE: SUZIE, DO YOU COPY?”
- “Never Surrender” by Corey Hart: Eleven and Mike kiss in her bedroom.
- “Rock This Town” by Stray Cats: Townsfolk are having fun in the community pool.
- “Workin’ For A Livin'” by Huey Lewis and The News: Nancy hurries to work to deliver lunch.
- “She’s Got You” by Patsy Cline: Hopper lovingly watches Joyce from afar.
- “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner: Billy watching Mrs. Wheeler swim.
- “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon: Hopper is livid that Eleven and Mike are kissing.
- “I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight” by Cutting Crew: Mrs. Wheeler preparing to meet Billy.
“CHAPTER TWO: THE MALL RATS”
- “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” by Jim Croce: Hopper sings in the car, pleased that Eleven and Mike are arguing.
- “My Bologna” by Weird Al Yankovich: Joyce visits Mr. Clarke at his home.
- “Material Girl” by Madonna: Eleven and Max try on clothes at the mall.
“CHAPTER THREE: THE CASE OF THE MISSING LIFEGUARD”
- “Angel” by Madonna: Max dances while Eleven reads magazines on her bed.
- Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham!: Steve and Dustin spy on an aerobics class at the mall.
- “American Pie” by Don McClean: Billy and Heather eat dinner with her parents.
“CHAPTER FOUR: THE SAUNA TEST”
- “We’ll Meet Again” by Vera Lynn: Eleven watches Billy run away after the sauna test.
“CHAPTER FIVE: THE FLAYED”
- “Strike Zone” by Loverboy: Hopper steals a car at the local 7-Eleven.
“CHAPTER SIX: E PLURIBUS UNUM”
- “Neutron Dance” by The Pointer Sisters: Alexei steals the car back.
“CHAPTER SEVEN: THE BITE”
- “R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.” by John Mellencamp: The fair grounds during Independence Day celebrations.
“CHAPTER EIGHT: THE BATTLE OF STARCOURT”
- “Higher And Higher (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me)” by Jackie Wilson – Scoops Troop drives to Dustin’s radio tower.
- “Never Ending Story” by Gaten Matarazzo and Gabriella Pizzolo: The pair sings over the radio to get the passcode from Suzie.
- “Heroes” by Peter Gabriel: The group loads up the moving truck as Joyce closes the door to her house.
That’s the complete list of classics that will definitely bring the nostalgia to anyone who grew up in the ’80s. The series will also endear a new generation of listeners to these all-time greats. After all, many of these songs are bound to become popular again now that they’ve been used in the hit Netflix show – we just hope the cringe-worthy outfits of the era won’t follow suit.
The third season of Stranger Things is currently streaming worldwide.