Stranger Things Synth Score Soundtrack Tops Charts Without Pop Songs! [UPDATED 8.19.16]

twotopsoundtracksThe Stranger Things Soundtrack by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein has become both a critical and cultural phenomena topping iTunes charts in its first day of release.

The electronic instrumental Synth-Score features not a single pop song to give the album a lift on the charts.  When is the last time that happened?

Within its first day of release the album has hit the Top 10 on four of the leading charts in two countries!  Congrats to Kyle, Michael, the entire Stranger Things team and everyone at Netflix!

#1 Itunes Album (Apple Website)
#2 Soundtrack iTunes USA
#2 Album iTunes USA [UPDATED]
#2 Soundtrack iTunes UK
#5 Album iTunes UK

Screen shots below!


[EDIT UPDATE] All screen shots are of peak chart positions.


‘The Night Of’: Score By American Gothic’s Jeff Russo Coming Soon, HBO Season Finale Airs August 28!


Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to The Night Of, starring Golden Globe winner John Turturro (The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler), Peyman Moaadi (Camp X-Ray) and Poorna Jagannathan (Netflix’s “House Of Cards”).  The album features score by Jeff Russo (TV’s “Fargo”, WGN’s “Manhattan”, and TV’s “American Gothic”).  More soundtrack details are forthcoming!

HBO’s limited series THE NIGHT OF Season Finale airs on August 28 (check local listings)!

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Don’t Breathe: Score By Roque Banos (Evil Dead) Coming Soon, Film In Theaters August 26!

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Lakeshore Records will release the score to Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead 2013) and stars Stephen Lang, Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette.  The album features score by Roqué Baños (The Machinist, Evil Dead – 2013, Regression, In The Heart Of The Sea).  More soundtrack details are forthcoming.

Sony Screen Gems presents DON’T BREATHE, in theaters Friday August 26!

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What’s New On Lakeshore: Stranger Things Volume 2, Halt And Catch Fire, Greater + More

Stranger Thing Vol 1- Halt And Catch Fire - Greater

This past week, Lakeshore Records released Stranger Things, Volume 2 soundtrack: score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of Austin-based band S U R V I V E.  The companion album to the hit Volume 1 release also topped the Apple and iTunes charts!  Albums by two veteran composers were also released: The Halt And Catch Fire soundtrack, score by electronic music pioneer Paul Haslinger (of Tangerine Dream) is another highly-anticipated score release to the award-winning AMC series; and Greater soundtrack, score by Stephen Endelman, Grammy® nominated composer who you may know from his score to The Englisman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain and Some Kind Of Beautiful.  Read further for more information.

Which soundtracks are you planning to download, order or stream?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Halt And Catch Fire: Paul Haslinger’s Electronic Score Is Out Now! AMC Hit Series Returns August 23


Download The ‘Halt And Catch Fire’ Score: [iTunes]

“Reverse Engineering” starts with slowly building arpeggios, before adding some deeper synth chords, drums and more oscillating synths that channel the very best of the 80’s computer era. It fits right into the rest of the soundtrack that flows effortlessly from start to finish. – Music Times


Lakeshore Records is very pleased to release Halt And Catch Fire (Original Television Series Soundtrack) – out now!  The album features the electronic score by Paul Haslinger, (Fear The Walking Dead, Underworld), who began his career as a member of Electronic Music pioneers Tangerine Dream and toured with them extensively from 1985-90.  See full album details below.

Read our previous announcement which features a sneak preview of the score, here.

AMC’s HALT AND CATCH FIRE will return for season three on Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes.  New episodes will air in the series’ regular time slot of Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT beginning Tuesday, August 30.

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‘Greater’ Score By Grammy Nominee Stephen Endelman Out Now, Film Opens August 26


Download The ‘Greater’ Soundtrack Here: [iTunes]


Lakeshore Records is very pleased to release Greater (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), out now!  The album features original score by Grammy®-nominated composer Stephen Endelman (Rob The Mob, The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down a Mountain).  Read further for full album details.

Greater the movie is based on the true story of Brandon Burlsworth, the greatest walk-on in the history of college football.  Directed by David Hunt, Greater stars Christopher Severio, Neal McDonough, Leslie Easterbrook, Michael Parks and Nick Searcy.

Greater Productions presents GREATER, in theaters August 26!

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