What we expect from the Stranger Things season 3 soundtrack - Back to the Future and 1985 hits

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Season 3 of Stranger Things is less than a month away but what songs can we expect to hear in its soundtrack?

The third season of Netflix's Stranger Things is now less than a month away so it won't be long until we can finally revisit Hawkins and the 1980s.

Season 3 is set to take place in the summer of 1985 when Back to the Future dominated at the box office.

But what does that mean for Stranger Things 3's soundtrack?

What's going to happen in season 3?

While season 2 of Stranger Things took place in 1984, the third series moves us and the characters on to the summer of 1985.

After the mind-blowing events of season 2, our cast of young heroes and heroines have gone back to living life normally.

However, it soon transpires that their hard-won peace won't last forever as the evil they fought off twice before looks set to return with old threats and new.

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The group's dynamic looks set for its biggest shakeup in the whole series as the characters continue to grow.

They'll have to put emerging differences aside if they are to triumph once again over the evil that threatens the people of Hawkins.

The third season launches on Netflix on July 4th so we can expect the series to start around then in 1985 as well.

What we expect for the soundtrack of season 3

Both seasons 1 and 2 of Stranger Things have featured plenty of era-appropriate music with plenty of tunes appearing from across the 1970s and 80s.

Season 3 is likely going to be no different with plenty of recognisable songs likely to make it into the soundtrack. 

We've already heard The Who's Baba O'Reilly and Motley Crue's Home Sweet Home in the trailer for Stranger Things 3 but what else are we likely to hear?

Well, as Stranger Things' third season takes place in 1985 during the summer where Back to the Future led the way at the box office, you can be sure that either The Power of Love (Huey Lewis and the News) or Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry) will make an appearance at some point.

Back To The Future Doc and Marty

We've got our hopes set on seeing at least some of the cast dress up like Marty and Doc from Back to the Future in a similar style to season 2's Ghostbusters homage.

Other notable songs that could pop up during season 3 are a-ha's Take On Me, Tears for Fears' Everybody Wants to Rule the World and quite possibly in a reference to The Breakfast Club, Simple Minds' Don't You (Forget About Me) as they were all released in 1985.

And of course, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein's incredible synth-heavy score is likely to continue to set the mood for the series as well.

Season 3 of Stranger Things is set to drop on Netflix on July 4th, 2019 and we can't wait until then.

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