Songs That Gained New Popularity When They Were Used in Movies and TV Shows

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Show creators Matt and Ross Duffer pose with cast members Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Sadie Sink, Maya Hawke, Noah Schnapp, Priah Ferguson and Brett Gelman at a special event for the television series “Stranger Things” at Raleigh Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” and “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush gained new life after being used in Season 4 of Stranger Things.

Here’s a few other songs that got a renewed popularity boost from being in a movie or TV show for a full list go to

1.  “Bohemian Rhapsody”,  Queen:  Used in “Wayne’s World”

2.  “Old Time Rock & Roll”,  Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band:  Used in “Risky Business”

3.  “In Your Eyes”,  Peter Gabriel:  Used in “Say Anything”

4.  “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”,  Blue Oyster Cult:  Used in the “More Cowbell” sketch on “Saturday Night Live” with Will Ferrell and Christopher Walken


SOURCE: Loudwire