Welcome to a new segment here on Geek Girl Authority that I’ve dubbed Soundtrack Saturday. In this weekly installment, I’ll be breaking out my air guitar and best pair of headphones to bring our readers playlists inspired by our favorite characters.

The rules are simple: no character is off limits. They can be from a book, movie, podcast, TV show etc. And the music doesn’t have to be from the same era as the character. 

To kick things off, I’ve complied a list of some sweet tunes inspired by my favorite character from my favorite TV show: Billy Hargrove from Stranger Things! Billy (Dacre Montgomery) is a main character and a secondary antagonist that was introduced to the Stranger Things universe in season 2.

He’s also the epitome of an 80’s teen bully. With a nasty tendency to pick on our beloved Steve (Joe Keery) and trying to run over unsuspecting children, he wasn’t a crowd favorite right off the bat. But with his character arc and the season 3 finale, it looks like he’s growing on people (including me). Great hair (sorry, Steve), cool car, bad temper, a sad home life, the dude made an impression. 

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So let’s get to it! Welcome to a little number I’ve decided to call Billy Hargrove’s Headbangers. A musical cocktail of punk, metal and aggro rock that’s best paired with road rage. Or doing the Mind Flayer’s bidding. Your call, kid. 

Cherry Pie by Warrant

 
Negative Creep by Nirvana 

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(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) by Beastie Boys 

 
Blow by Ed Sheeran (with Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars)

 
Top of the Bill by Scorpions 

 
Magick Flute by Babes in Toyland

 
Colors by Halsey 

Okay, you caught me. It’s not really a headbanger. But after season 3 I think a little bit of angst is necessary.

 
Dr. Feelgood by Mötley Crüe

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Only You by Frightwig

 
Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard 

 
Girls, Girls, Girls by Mötley Crüe

 
School by Nirvana

 
Poison by Alice Cooper

 
Shout At the Devil by Mötley Crüe

 
Angel by Aerosmith

What was your favorite song on this list? Was there one we should’ve included? Let us know! Catch up with Billy’s shenanigans in the 3rd season of Stranger Things, now streaming on Netflix!

 

Fallon Marie Gannon

A bona fide earthling who finds some comfort in books, movies and coffee. Lots of coffee. Has several regrettable tattoos and her knowledge of horror movies is probably better than yours but she won't hold it against you; it's proof that she has way too much free time. Currently in limbo but manages to occasionally crawl out of it long enough to write for Geek Girl Authority.
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