With its heartbeat bass background and soaring synthesizers, the Stranger Things theme song immediately transports listeners back to the ’80s in a small town called Hawkins, and a recent cover of the song by three cello players has a similarly powerful effect on the earlobes.

Performed by Nicholas D. Yee, Adam Caulfield, and Katherine Pernal, the cello cover of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein's Stranger Things main title music is a wondrous, spot-on take on the already iconic theme.

From Nicholas D. Yee: "Medley of themes from the "Stranger Things" series, originally by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. Featuring my good friends Adam Caulfield and Katherine Pernal!

Like many others, I was captivated by the "Stranger Things" series when it came out earlier this year and fell in love with its exciting storytelling, engrossing set design and unique blend of creepiness, nostalgia and heartwarming moments. The music adds such richness to the show and I wanted to showcase its strength and versatility in this medley. Enjoy!

Huge thanks to Adam and Katherine for bringing their talents to this project (and playing all the hard parts), and a special thanks to the friends who recommended this show to me!"

In case you missed it, check out our previous Stranger Things coverage:

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