Radio Hawkins

Playlist By


Data Refreshed On

February 9, 2024

Open in Spotify


||| The best of 1980-1989 ||| Curated 80s playlist broadcasting live from Hawkins, Indiana.


Playlist Length

1 days, 6 hours, 45 minutes

Playlist Followers




Playlist Last Updated

March 11, 2019


Mixed Mood

Track Popularity Rating

Somewhat Popular



Average Release Decade


Main Genre:


Reddit Info

Reddit Post

Ohhhh I love your insight on this!! I'm admittedly not very familiar with synth other than what I've heard from the show + what I remember from the 80s. But I see what you mean about the differences between early to late 80s. I'm curious now too! I didn't realize they borrowed OST songs from other soundtracks! That's incredible. I think I'm in the opposite boat as you though regarding the less historically accurate songs being included. I find it to be an interesting touch they add, as long as it serves it's purpose and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. Moby's When It's Cold I'd Like To Die or Peter Gabriel's Heroes in particular stand out to me as a great use of "future" tracks they have used. I do agree with you on the UK bands being included when they were mostly unknown in the US at that time. I just like to pretend that Jonathan was just really really into new wave, before it was cool :-D Thank you for providing your thoughts on this! I can't wait to listen to your spotify playlist! I'll play it this afternoon while I'm getting my chores around the house done. If you're interested, I have a [playlist for the AV Club]( that I've been working on for the past year or so -- it's 30 hours of mostly 80s bops and nothing too specific like you have picked out though. Thanks again for sharing :)





Reddit Username


Reddit Timestamp

5/9/20 14:15


New: Click a genre to explore further

Top Artists

Click an artist to open on Spotify

Discover Similar Playlists


Note: playlists with a lot of tracks or large variety of genres can take a while to process. Please be patient.

Waiting for progress to start...