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Yesterday once more: I'm a millennial hooked on the nostalgia of old music

In these bewildering times, songs of the past can offer a comforting certainty and sheer bliss.

Researchers have found that nostalgia can act as a buffer against existential threats and mortality-related thoughts, and lead to a greater sense of belonging. PHOTOS: ST FILE, REUTERS
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In June, at the age of 63, British musician Kate Bush became the oldest woman to top the UK singles chart. Running Up That Hill was first released 37 years ago, but its inclusion in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things this year sent it sprinting up the chart again.

"It's hard to take in the speed at which this has all been happening," Bush, obviously thrilled, posted on her website. "So many young people who love the show (are) discovering the song for the first time.

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