September 26, 2022

What Tune Will Eddie Play within the Upside Down? (POLL)

[Warning: This article contains MAJOR spoilers for Stranger Things Season 4 Part 1.]

Stranger Issues Season 4 Half 2 drops Friday, July 1 on Netflix. And its trailer simply could also be the most effective we’ve seen all 12 months. There’s far an excessive amount of to try to unpack from the two-minute video (Steve loss of life hints?! Joyce trapped within the Upside Down?! Eleven blowing up the key lab?!), however one half that stands out probably the most options Eddie Munson.

First, Joseph Quinn‘s D&D-loving, heavy metal-obsessed 20-year-old excessive schooler is seen grabbing an electrical guitar from the Upside Down model of his dwelling. Afterward, he performs that guitar on the roof of his Upside Down trailer. The transient second has already impressed fan artwork, however it has us questioning what the heck he’s enjoying!

Music has all the time been a key participant in Stranger Issues (the soundtracks for every season are filled with deeply satisfying throwbacks), however it’s by no means been extra essential than in Season 4. As followers effectively know by now, Kate Bush’s “Operating Up That Hill (A Take care of God)” saves Max (Sadie Sink) from being killed by Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) in Half 1. Now that the gang has cracked the code on easy methods to save Vecna’s would-be victims, it appears all however sure that Eddie will probably be enjoying one thing on the roof to avoid wasting somebody from sure doom.

That’s simply the idea of this concept. To determine what he’s enjoying, now we have to reply these questions: Who wants saving? Why is Eddie saving them? What track would he play to avoid wasting both himself or another person?

One strong guess is Steve (Joe Keery). Not solely does the trailer indicate Steve may die in Half 2 (Maya Hawke‘s Robin tells him she thinks they might not survive the battle, and the trailer is reasonably Steve-heavy — possibly as a result of it’s his final one? We desperately wish to be mistaken!), however Half 1 additionally established a budding friendship between Eddie and Steve.

Whereas investigating with Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Robin, Eddie instructed Steve he made unfair assumptions about him once they have been classmates. Eddie additionally confesses he’s by no means felt very courageous. Plus, he’s been the Hawkins’ scapegoat all season lengthy, being blamed for all of Vecna’s murders, telling us he might get the possibility to be the hero. And there’s this tweet:

Even Netflix admits Steve wants defending! So what track would Eddie play to avoid wasting Steve? Stranger Issues needle drops are typically recognizable songs. “Operating Up That Hill” is a comparatively deep reduce for the present, and we’re solely calling it that as a result of Gen-Z viewers (an enormous a part of the present’s fanbase) probably heard it for the primary time watching Half 1.

On condition that, plus the whole lot we find out about Mr. Fashionable Steve Harrington and the Black Sabbath-loving Eddie, Steve would by no means be saved by Eddie’s style in music. The season is about in March 1986. A mainstream track of the time that you just know Steve would love? Toto’s “Africa.” Actually, we all know Steve likes the track (launched in 1982) already, as a result of it performs throughout a Steve and Nancy scene in Season 1 — the scene the place he’s serving to her research with flashcards. You realize, the identical flashcards she finds in her Upside Down bed room in Season 4. With all the heavy hints of a rekindled romance between Steve and Nancy this season, it’s not far off to think about “Africa” having a particular place in Steve’s coronary heart, making it prime saving content material.

One other chance: Eddie’s saving Will (Noah Schnapp). Will survived for per week within the Upside Down in Season 1. To consolation himself, he sang his favourite track, The Conflict’s “Ought to I Keep or Ought to I Go.” There are additionally hints that Vecna is what took Will all these years in the past, from the telepathy seen in these moments to the human-like determine approaching him on the street.

It looks as if the entire Hawkins gang will find yourself in Vecna’s territory within the finale, so it’s not far off to assume Will may find yourself in peril upon returning given his connection to the cursed place. “Ought to I Keep or Ought to I Go” additionally has an immediately recognizable guitar riff, and Will needing saving once more would give the character a extra attention-grabbing plot than he’s had all season (and will result in a reveal about his portray that hasn’t been talked about because the first Half 1 episodes).

Now, transferring on to the following concept. May Eddie be saving everybody? Maybe he’s absolutely embracing his hero second by making a distraction atop his trailer to drag Vecna (or different Upside Down monsters) away from his new mates. If Eddie believed he was sacrificing himself, we predict he’d both play considered one of his favourite songs or a track that’s already related to the season’s plot.

An Eddie rendition of “Operating Up That Hill” can be killer to see on this second. And maybe it being remixed within the trailer is extra than simply The Duffer Brothers enjoying into the track’s resurged reputation. Plus, he’s actually “working up that constructing” to get on prime of the home, like Bush’s lyrics say.

And now, for the ultimate concept. If Eddie is enjoying his final lengthy, we are able to’t think about him enjoying something however Black Sabbath, or at the least songs from two of its members, Ozzy Osborne and Ronnie James Dio.

Black Sabbath was the band that represented the Satanic Panic of the Nineteen Eighties, the time interval that impressed the character. Eddie mentions his love of the band and Ozzy in Half 1, and his denim jacket has an enormous Dio patch on the again; the Dio merch, as revealed by costume designer Amy Parris, was gifted to the present from Dio’s property. And Quinn listened to heavy metallic on a loop to arrange for filming.

If that is the final track Eddie may ever play, our greatest guesses are both Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” or Osborne’s “Loopy Prepare,” due to Eddie’s love of the band, the songs’ launch dates (1970 and 1980, respectively) and lyrics, and the truth that they’re immediately recognizable.

If we needed to put cash on it, we’d say Eddie is enjoying “Iron Man,” because the track was launched when each Dio and Osborne have been within the band, and it’s a few man who travels to the longer term and witnesses the apocalypse, however nobody believes him again in his time, so he kills all of them. To today, Osborne’s exhibits are thought of incomplete by followers till “Iron Man” is carried out.

Inform us that doesn’t match completely! Solid your votes for what you assume Eddie is enjoying within the ballot under. And when you assume we missed one thing huge, inform us your theories within the feedback part.

Stranger Issues, Season 4 Half 2, Premieres Friday, July 1, Netflix