By Phoebe Lusk-Hussong
Netflix and Spotify have finally released a collaboration: curated playlists for the characters of “Stranger Things.” Read more about this release and take the quiz to discover your own “Stranger Things” personality playlist!
“Stranger Things,” a Netflix original series, took the world by storm in 2016 with the release of its first season. When the hit show released season two earlier this fall, Netflix and Spotify teamed up to bring “the Upside Down,” the alternate dimension home to stranger things conveyed in the show, to viewers’ own musical experiences. Spotify created 13 playlists featuring both classic songs from the show and other singles inspired by the personalities of the main characters.
However, it doesn’t stop there. Spotify will even match a character’s playlist to your personal music profile. When listening to the playlists, your Spotify window will slowly become dark with web-like decorations on the sides to look as if in the Upside Down.
The playlists range in genre, but all encompass the setting of the show: the 1980s. The playlists range from “Mad Max’s Sk8 Sessions” to “Eleven’s Breakfast Jams.” You can find the classic hits in “Will’s Castle Byer’s Classics” playlist, whereas the fierce jams are featured in “Nancy’s Slaylist.” “Joyce’s Halloween House Party” playlist is full of spooky tunes, while “Demogorgon’s Upside Downers” playlist is gory heavy metal.
Savanna Grinspun (12), avid “Stranger Things” fan and frequent playlist listener, says “I love Eleven’s playlist. It makes me want to be in an 80s girl band.”
Go here to discover which “Stranger Things” playlist Spotify thinks matches you. Even if you are not a Spotify user, you can take a short quiz to find out which character shares your music tastes.