Stranger Things, the musical arrives
After three years of waiting Stranger Things is back with the fourth season. The first seven episodes premiered on May 27, with the final two arriving on Friday July 1. After breaking all the records previously set by other English-language Netflix series, Stranger Things is aiming for global domination in pop culture.
The use of Running Up That Hill – the 1985 hit written and sung by Kate Bush that Max (Sadie Sink) uses to protect himself from Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) – has brought back the song, which continues to be popular on social media becoming an unlikely summer hit 37 years after it debuted.
The song’s dominance on the charts around the world doesn’t seem to stop. Running Up The Hill prepares for its second week at the top of the UK’s best-selling singles, while last week it debuted in eighth position on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song is also used in the trailer for the second part of season 4, confirming that the piece has now become an integral part of the mystique of Stranger Things.
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This fortunate mix of Stranger Things and the eighties musical hits featured in his soundtrack did not go unnoticed. Already in the third season, the duet of Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Suzie (Gabriella Grace Pizzolo) on the notes of The Neverending Story had conquered the public.
According to the British tabloid SunNetflix executives have applied for – and obtained – the Stranger Things trademark registration for create a live musical inspired by the TV series. According to rumors, it would be a Broadway-style production that draws on the history of Stranger Things. Currently from Netflix there are no confirmations or denials on the project. The series has already been reconfirmed for a fifth – and final – season, and there is also talk of a spin-off always arriving on Netflix.