No, they weren’t, but it’s the premise behind a fun skit from James Corden’s The Late Late Show, with the Stranger Things kids – and James – as Motown cover combo The Upside Downs.

Presented in now familiar Behind the Music style, this mini-doco not only has a lot of fun with the idea, it also demonstrates that the kids have got reasonable singing chops.

If you just want to fast forward to their cool Motown medley, jump to 3:14 (MMMmmm, pi!)

The tracks performed are The Jackson 5’s I Want You Back, The Temptations’ My Girl and The Four Tops’ Reach Out (I’ll Be There).

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