Okay, okay. Let's get this Byler playlist party started, shall we? Open Spotify and share your Byler playlists with us! I mean, isn't the best way to drown in all the feels by creating a soundtrack to mirror the emotional roller coaster that is Mike and Will's relationship? Yeah, I thought so too.
Starter Byler Songs for your Mike x Will Playlist
"Should I Stay or Should I Go" - The Clash
We kick things off with the Stranger Things' anthem. What better way to start this playlist than with The Clash's iconic "Should I Stay or Should I Go"? It's the song that haunted the first season, the beacon that tethered Will to his world while he was trapped in the Upside Down. Its lyrics reflect the uncertainty and indecisiveness that is ever so present in the boys' turbulent journey. Their friendship, filled with intense loyalty and determination, can be felt throughout this track. Every chord strike, every lyric, is a reminder of the essence of Mike and Will's unbreakable bond.
"Take On Me" - a-ha
Next up, we have the absolute synth-pop classic, "Take On Me" by a-ha. This track screams the '80s, its electronic tunes echoing an era where Mike and Will's friendship thrives. Imagine them hanging out in Mike's basement, listening to this very song on a worn-out cassette tape. Its dreamy aura encapsulates the innocence, the adventure, and the fantastical elements of their friendship. An added bonus? It's an earworm, guaranteed to get stuck in your head for hours on end.
"Heroes" - David Bowie
Adding a touch of Bowie to our list, we have "Heroes". This song reflects the boys' resilience, their courage in the face of adversity. "We can be heroes, just for one day," Bowie sings, echoing the spirit of Mike and Will's persistent fight against the looming threats in Hawkins. It speaks volumes about their characters, their perseverance, and the strength they draw from their shared friendship.
"With Or Without You" - U2
The emotional resonance of U2's "With Or Without You" mirrors the tumultuous journey of Mike and Will. There's a certain level of emotional depth in this track that strikes a chord with the duo's relationship. The longing, the angst, the intense emotions encapsulate the essence of Byler, mirroring their silent struggles and the yearning for a peaceful existence away from the supernatural disturbances.
"Every Breath You Take" - The Police
"Every Breath You Take" by The Police, might initially conjure up images of creepy stalkers, but let's flip it on its head. Focusing on the undertones of constant presence and longing, the song could very well be a tribute to Mike and Will's camaraderie. They have each other's backs, always. The catchy melody only enhances the impact of the sentiment.
"You're My Best Friend" - Queen
On a lighter note, we have Queen's "You're My Best Friend." It's a fun, light-hearted track that captures the joy of a simple, unadulterated friendship. Picture Mike and Will, jamming to this tune in the basement, taking a breather from their chaotic lives. This song serves as a cheerful reminder of the lighter, brighter moments of their friendship.
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody" - Whitney Houston
Mixing things up a bit, we've got Whitney Houston's pop hit, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." It's an upbeat track that reflects the joy of being young, the desire for companionship, and a shared connection. This song, while not reflecting the danger in Stranger Things, does remind us of Mike and Will's shared youth and potential.
"Stand By Me" - Ben E. King
Rounding up our list, we have "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King. This timeless classic personifies the essence of Mike and Will's bond. No matter the danger, the uncertainty, they've promised to stick by each other. As we sway to the rhythm of this soulful tune, we are reminded of the unspoken commitment, the mutual respect, and the deep bond between the two friends.
Each song represents the numerous hurdles that shape the bond between Mike and Will. If you're a Byler shipper, a casual fan of Stranger Things, or a music lover, these tracks offer a unique lens to appreciate and explore the extraordinary world of Stranger Things. So, don't wait up. Hit play, immerse yourself in the music, and embark on an emotional trip. Also share your playlists with us at Boys Love Universe!