Old hits of Depeche Mode, The Offspring and Jefferson Airplane are back into the top
The above hits, as well as songs of Kate Bush (Metallica) and other old school artists, were back to the charts and playlists thanks to their use in new popular movies.
Thus, Depeche Mode composition “Never Let Me Down Again” (1987) was made the soundtrack for the first season of “The Last of Us” series. Shortly before the end credits of the episode, viewers find out that the songs of the 1980s are on the airwave that the characters listen to when something bad happens. Promptly after “Never Let Me Down Again” was featured on the show, the number of playbacks on audio streaming services has tripled overnight.
The Cramps song “Goo Goo Muck” was featured as the soundtrack for the first season of “Wednesday”. An excerpt of Wednesday Addams dancing at a prom has gone viral. It plays a single of this particular group that became a psychobilly legend. The single had the same fate as Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” and experienced a truly powerful surge in audio streamings.
The famous Jefferson Airplane song “White Rabbit” was featured in the first season of “1899” series. Each episode of the cult “Darkness” creator’s new project begins with a cover version of it performed by Sting’s daughter – Eliot Sumner. The song simultaneously inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “Sketches of Spain” by Miles Davis, is the band’s brand mark and a fine example of music dating back from the heyday of hippie culture.
Finally, The Offspring’s “Come Out and Play (Keep ‘Em Separated)” was featured as the soundtrack of the first season of “Hornets”. By its plot, four adult heroines enter the school gym during the school prom, precisely at this musical accompaniment. “You gotta keep ’em separated,” the band’s frontman sings. But it’s too late – the heroines have entered an alliance again. According to “Hornets” showrunners, sometimes for one scene they had to try a dozen of tracks so that everything matched and you could say: “That’s the stuff!” This is exactly what happened with “Come Out and Play (Keep ‘Em Separated)”.