10 Best 80s Songs To Avoid The Curse Of Vecna
stranger things 4 brought eclectic English musician Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” back into the spotlight when the song was used to help Max break free from Vecna’s curse in the Upside Down and flee home. Since that jaw-dropping scene, the decades-old song has topped music charts around the world and, according to CNNKate Bush approved how stranger things used his music.
Music has power in this universe and the magical power of Kate Bush’s song may well be amplified by its haunting melody and intense emotional register. If “Running Up That Hill” can serve as a shield against the infamous Upside-Down, then other ’80s songs might hold similar potential.
The Dead of Bela Lugosi – Bauhaus
Although English post-punk band Bauhaus technically released “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” in August 1979, the song was a standard alternative anthem of the 1980s. Raw and haunting, the nine-plus-minute song was the first recording ever made by Bauhaus and it was done in one take.
Perfect for gothic sensibilities and the soundtrack to a weird Halloween party, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” unleashes the ectoplasmic energy of classic horror films and lost souls, perfect for horror movie references in stranger things 4. Fueled by a Bossa Nova drum beat, shrill guitar, and the squealing screams of Murphy (he was ill at the time) at the passing of Bela Lugosi, the song’s brooding darkness would be perfect for outmaneuvering Vecna on his own. terms.
Street of Mercy – Peter Gabriel
With the release of his 1986 album So, Peter Gabriel presented his devastating “Mercy Street”, a song he dedicated to the American poet Anne Sexton. Gabriel found inspiration in his poem “45 Mercy Street” and gave a haunting echo effect to the vocals by pairing a shadow vocal track an octave below the front vocal, a result he didn’t was able to get that when he woke up.
A masterpiece of melancholy atmosphere, Gabriel’s song is a vision of death, a journey through sadness and chilling emotional truth. There’s a sensual magic to the music, something akin in its effect to the flute hypnotizing the cobra, and it could make the song a potent talisman in a life-and-death showdown with Vecna.
London Calling – The Clash
This hit by The Clash slipped into the 80s category with the release of their album of the same name in the United States in January 1980. Moving away from their punk rock roots to fuse their sound with elements of new wave, ska , rockabilly, blues reggae, and pop, The Clash exploded onto the American scene.
London Calling’s haunting E minor chords and screaming backing vocals fuel lyrics that delve into an apocalyptic underworld. With London “calling death zombies” and describing the aftermath of a nuclear disaster of unknown origin, the song is perfect for exposing the weaknesses of stranger things‘Vecna.
Cat People (Putting Out the Fire) – David Bowie
David Bowie was on fire in 1982, flying over his horror movie title track cat people. While the song is considered one of Bowie’s finest artistic achievements, Bowie himself was unhappy with the original and remastered it for his 1983 album “Let’s Dance”.
A mix of new wave and gothic rock, the song’s female backing vocals and Bowie’s raging baritone are designed to reinforce the nightmarish nature of cat people. This jumpsuit, with Bowie’s fantastical stage characters, is quite the otherworldly alley to escape not just Vecna but the otherworldly. stranger things monsters that Hawkins had to face.
Avalon – Roxy Music
Appearing on Roxy Music’s 1982 Swan Song album Avalon, the title track immediately captured the imagination of fans who kept the record on the UK Album Chart for over a year. The amazing female backing vocals were performed by Haitian Yanick Etienne, who didn’t know English at the time.
As part of Arthurian legend, Avalon is the island where King Arthur’s Excaliber sword was forged and his burial place. Shrouded in fog and death, the mystery of Avalon is combined by Bryan Ferry with a sweet, evocative ode to change and the uncertainty of the future. Draped in such an eerie meaning, there would be no better song than “Avalon” to effectively confront the darkness.
She sells the sanctuary – The Cult
The energetic 1985 pop hit “She Sells Sanctuary” by British rock band The Cult was a favorite of dance clubs during the era of stranger things. The band’s guitarist Peter Duffy created the piece’s “mystical” guitar sound by engaging all of his guitar pedals at once.
The supercharged power of “She Sells Sanctuary” oscillates between frenetic, erotic and mythical like a runaway freight train doomed to self-destruct. The musculature of this song could well serve a desperate hero on an escape from foreign thing‘s mysterious Vecna or any other type of boss or demon.
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – The Eurythmics
The Eurythmics entered the New Wave scene head-on with their chart-topping 1983 album. Sweet dreams are made of this). Annie Lennox’s magnetic charisma with her sensational voice and androgynous image matched the band’s often eccentric and eerie sound in the new era of music videos.
“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” generates a hypnotic sway driven by its researched lyrics, Lennox’s soulful vocals and David A. Stewart’s dueling synthesizers. The lyrics describe a ray of hope in the depths of despair and could easily become the musical shield for even the best characters in stranger things struggling against overwhelming obstacles.
The metro – Berlin
The California New Wave Berlin group achieved huge success in 1981 with the release of the single “The Metro” which later appeared on their 1983 album. victim of pleasure. A dance club staple made unique by its extensive use of the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 synthesizer, “The Metro” was the band’s first major hit.
Alternately nostalgic and lost in the haze of difficult memories, the dreamy atmospheres of “The Metro” carry the meaning and tone needed to unlock the character’s emotions and trauma, making it a potentially effective tool in the conflict with Vecna. As Nancy says, favorite music is “a lifeline to reality.”
The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen
The biggest hit from English band Echo and the Bunnymen’s 1984 album ocean rain was the song “The Killing Moon”, a symphonic and solemn ode to the acceptance of fate. The song’s chord progression is based on an inverted version of the chords used by Davie Bowie in his song “Space Oddity”.
With lyrics like “Under the blue moon, I saw you / If soon you’ll take me / Standing in your arms, too late to beg you / Or call it off, even though I know it has to be”, “The Killing Moon” delivers a solid punch in the area of seeming inevitability, a feeling that the characters of stranger things must overcome when caught in Vecna’s multi-faceted curses, as it appears to draw power from its victims according to a stranger things the theory.
Burning down the house – Talking heads
It was 1984 when American rock and punk influenced band The Talking Heads released the album speaking in tongues and his hit single “Burning Down the House”. Hailed as a “new wave funk” song, singer David Byrne described the piece as having evolved from a series of instrumental jam sessions, according to Inside hook.
Sometimes insane and unfailingly combustible, just like Upside-Down, the song carries more meaning in the rhythm of its syllables than the words themselves, though lyrics like “There’s gotta be a way” speak hope in the face. . great trials. If only stranger things The character needs to pump up his musical defensive shields in Vecna’s presence, the weird, funky, titled “Burning Down the House” might be just the ticket.
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