This Stranger Things musical mash-up will have you running up that hill with glee

Max levitating in Stranger Things season 4
(Image credit: Netflix)

Kate Bush’s 80s earworm, Running Up That Hill, may be dominating the global streaming charts, but there are several other Stranger Things-inspired tunes worth adding to your playlist while you wait for the show’s season 4 finale. 

For some inexplicable reason, popular YouTube channel schmoyoho has turned a series of particularly distressing scenes from Stranger Things season 4 into catchy, Broadway-worthy musical numbers. Yes, really – check them out below.

Naturally, spoilers for Stranger Things season 4 follow, so proceed with caution if you're yet to finish volume 1. 

So there you have it. Who knew Eddie Munson, Chrissy Cunningham and, erm, Vecna (aka Henry Creel) were such gifted stage performers?

In all seriousness, though, Stranger Things – which ranks among our pick of the best Netflix shows – really is heading to the stage in certain parts of the world. 

Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical will hit the streets of London and Melbourne this October, having made its debut in the US back in 2021. Like its source material, the unofficial companion show is set in the 1980s and follows a group of teens who bike around their neighborhood in pursuit of several inter-dimensional creatures.

Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 will make its way to Netflix on July 1, before a fifth and final season of the Duffer brothers’ beloved series brings the story of the Hawkins gang to a close – officially, anyway. Rumors have suggested that the Stranger Things universe could continue in future feature films and spin-off shows, though no upcoming projects have been confirmed as yet. 

We were mightily impressed with volume 1 of Stranger Things' long-awaited fourth season, describing it, in our review, as “an absorbing, action-packed and horror-fuelled entry” in the series. 

The show’s cliffhanger ending did, however, leave us with 11 questions that we hope Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 will answer – so here’s hoping Netflix delivers the goods come July 1. 

In the meantime, we'll be tapping our feet to the charming beats of schmoyoho's supernatural musical extravaganza... 

Axel Metz
Phones Editor

Axel is TechRadar's UK-based Phones Editor, reporting on everything from the latest Apple developments to newest AI breakthroughs as part of the site's Mobile Computing vertical. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion.  Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned an NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.