“Stranger Things” helped launch another 1980s hit: Metallica’s “Master of Puppets.”
After Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”, “Stranger Things” catapults another 1980s song onto the charts. Metallica’s 1986 hit “Master of Puppets” has enjoyed a renewed hit on the UK and US charts more than 35 years later after being played in the season four finale of the Netflix series. Character Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn, 29) picks up the guitar in the episode and performs the hit.
Metallica storms the Spotify charts
“Master of Puppets” is currently in twelfth place in the US Spotify Top 50 and 15th in the UK. Metallica’s eight-minute song is ranked 26th in the streaming service’s global top 50. In Germany, “Master of Puppets” has not yet made it into the charts.
Metallica’s bassist Robert Trujillo (57) announced via Instagram that his 17-year-old son Tye has been working on the new version of the song for the series. “That’s my boy! Proud of you, Tye,” wrote the musician there.
The final two episodes of the fourth season of “Stranger Things” were released on Netflix on July 1 and immediately set new records. According to reports, at times there was such a high rush that users were temporarily unable to use Netflix.