After “Stranger Things” featured Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill”, it became a hit again. Now the same is happening with Depeche Mode’s “Never Let Me Down Again”.
The whole world is talking about The Last of Us and everything about it goes viral. Viewers were delighted not only by the well-known opening song , but also by the Depeche Mode song from the end of the first episode, which started breaking records overnight.
The Last of Us – Depeche Mode’s song breaks records
According to Billboard, the song “Never Let Me Down Again” has tripled in US streaming. On the day of the premiere, “The Last of Us” was listened to 26,000 times. times, and the next day the number was already 83,000, which is an increase of 220.5% in one day. And this is probably not the end of this song’s career.
Craig Mazin, who co-creates the series with Neil Druckmann, announced in the official podcast “The Last of Us” that we will still hear the Depeche Mode song in the series, but it will appear in a completely different situation and context.
We’ll hear this song again. I won’t tell you when or how, but it will be in a completely different way and in a completely different context.
An interesting fact is that in the title of the official clip for the song there was information that it was used in “The Last of Us”. At this point, it’s worth reminding why this song was chosen for the series. According to the code found by Ellie, music from the 80s means trouble in the world of The Last of Us.
— “Never Let Me Down Again” is about “I’m going for a drive with my best friend” – he sang about drugs, it was a song about addiction. Well, Ellie is about to go for a drive with her best friend, and Joel is a dangerous man. Joel is about to go for a drive with his best friend, but he doesn’t yet know that she is his best friend. She is a dangerous girl. Now let’s take the “never let me down” part. They will fail, then they won’t, and so on. That thought was a really interesting starting point,” Mazin explained.