Metallica has joined Kate Bush in an 80s chart resurgence after their classic 1986 single Master of Puppets features in the Stranger Things 4 epic season finale.
The iconic metal hit was originally released 36 years ago, as the only single from the album of the same name. With Bush’s 1985 hit, Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God), topping charts around the world after featuring in the hugely popular sci-fi series, Metallica is following suit with their 1986 song climbing up the charts after featuring prominently in the series finale.
Metallica | ‘Master Of Puppets’
Without giving too much away, Stranger Things character Eddie Munson, a metal-loving high school student, joins gang on a high-risk trip through the Upside Down and shreds demons by giving the 'most metal concert ever' with the intense Master of Puppets.
Just 72 hours after the scene aired on July 1st, the eight minute long thrash metal classic was at 43 on the UK Spotify chart. As of yesterday, it stands at 35 on Spotify's top 50 in the UK, and 21 in the US.
Check out the epic scene below!
‘Stranger Things’ 4 | ‘Master Of Puppets’ scene
Stranger Things is set in the 80s and has featured a stack of classic hits from the era, including songs by Duran Duran, The Police, The Clash, Peter Gabriel, Kiss and more. The hugely popular sci-fi series has propelled Kate Bush’s 1985 single to a global number one, the highest it has ever charted, 37 years after its release. We can’t wait to see how far Metallica will follow in her path!
Stranger Things season four, part two is streaming now on Netflix.
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