In case you hadn’t heard, the soundtrack to Netflix’s original series “Stranger Things” is pretty stellar.
Not only does the show — which is set in 1983 — feature haunting, synthy scores from Austin’s own band Survive but it’s full of iconic ’80s tracks, including “Should I Stay or Should I Go” by The Clash, “Atmosphere” by Joy Division and “Sunglasses at Night” by Corey Hart.
Since the show’s debut nearly two weeks ago, “Stranger Things” fans have been calling for Netflix to release the soundtrack and the entertainment company is finally humoring their requests. It posted this tweet yesterday stating “We hear you loud and clear. The #StrangerThings Official Soundtrack is coming soon. Over.”
We hear you loud and clear. The #StrangerThings Official Soundtrack is coming soon. Over. pic.twitter.com/PYHI4MJUYN
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 27, 2016
There’s no release date for the soundtrack just yet, but Netflix did create a Spotify playlist that compiles most of the hits from the show. Maybe this will hold you over while we wait for Netflix to make good on its promise.[spotify id="spotify:user:netflixmusic:playlist:2X6z5kU0wMnKoar8i1RN6B" width="300" height="380" /]
Also, here’s a little fun fact: the show’s actress Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, does her own YouTube covers of classic songs and current pop hits.