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Metallica’s ‘Master Of Puppets’ Has Climbed Into The Billboard Top 100 For The First Time Ever

Rachel Lang

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Metallica’s ‘Master Of Puppets’ Has Climbed Into The Billboard Top 100 For The First Time Ever

The Stranger Things effect has helped another 1980s classic shoot its way up the charts as new fans devour the music used in the hit Netflix show.

Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill' first saw a resurgence in the charts, and now it seems that Metallica's 'Master of Puppets' is getting the same chart-topping treatment.

The song entered Billboard's Hot 100 for the first time ever on July 12, 36 years after its initial release.

It's currently sitting at number 40 on the lengthy list and many fans have pledged to get it to the top spot eventually.

The heavy metal band's 1986 single featured in one of Stranger Things' most iconic scenes to date.

Eddie Munson, a woefully misunderstood ruffian with a heart of gold, absolutely shredded the guitar solo atop his trailer in the Upside Down during the final episode of Stranger Things 4.

Fans have been loving the song ever since.

Metallica released a statement on social media last week to thank Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer for including their music in the episode.

"The way The Duffer Brothers have incorporated music into Stranger Things has always been next level, so we were beyond psyched for them to not only include 'Master of Puppets' in the show, but to have such a pivotal scene built around it," the band wrote on Instagram.

"We were all stoked to see the final result and when we did we were totally blown away... it’s so extremely well done, so much so, that some folks were able to guess the song just by seeing a few seconds of Joseph Quinn’s hands in the trailer! How crazy cool is that?"

They added: "It’s an incredible honour to be such a big part of Eddie’s journey and to once again be keeping company with all of the other amazing artists featured in the show."

The man behind Munson, Joseph Quinn, told Entertainment Weekly about what filming the scene was actually like.

"We had a backing track and I was playing along with it," Quinn said, as per EW.

"I wouldn’t wanna mess with what they’ve already got, but it was very useful to be able to play along character-wise."

Quinn revealed that shooting the scene just fed into every little boy's dream of becoming a rock star.

"It’s a pretty adolescent fantasy to be a rock star, isn’t it? I felt like one for a night."

He added: "It was great having Gaten [Matarazzo, who plays Dustin] up there with me."

Featured Image Credit: Metallica/TikTok. Netflix.

Topics: Music, Stranger Things, TV and Film

Rachel Lang
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