The newest “The Last of Us” episode "Long, Long Time" has gotten everyone talking, with fans of the TV show bringing their considerable audience to Spotify after the episode aired. The episode shares the name of the song by Linda Ronstadt, and the song plays a key role in the relationship between two survivors, Bill and Frank, and later with Joel and Ellie as well.
According to Spotify, the song saw a 4,900% increase in plays compared to the previous week after the episode aired. This is similar to what happened with the “Stranger Things” and the song "Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush, which also saw a surge in popularity and even got radio play again.
The song was originally released in 1970 and spent 12 weeks on Billboard's top 100 list, peaking at number 25. Linda Ronstadt was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance, though she lost to Dionne Warwick's "I'll Never Fall in Love Again". “The Last Of US” streams on HBO Max.