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HBO's 'The Last of Us' revives Linda Ronstadt's hit 'Long Long Time'

(SOUNDBITE OF LINDA RONSTADT SONG, "LONG LONG TIME")

A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martínez. It may have been a long, long time since you heard this song by Linda Ronstadt. But thanks to Sunday's episode of HBO's "The Last Of Us," the '70s hit is back, just like when "Stranger Things" stirred up some '80s vibes with Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill." "The Last of Us" used "Long Long Time" three times in the episode. And an hour after it aired, Spotify reported streams increased by 4,900%.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LONG LONG TIME")

LINDA RONSTADT: (Singing) Sounds like good advice, but there's no one...

MARTÍNEZ: It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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