‘Stranger Things’ raises streams of Metallica’s ‘Master Of Puppets’

Streams of Metallica’s 1986 hit, Master Of Puppets have accelerated since its inclusion in the season 4 finale of Stranger Things.

Streams of Metallica’s Master Of Puppets have accelerated significantly since the track’s appearance in the season 4 finale of Stranger Things. Following episode’s launch, the song rose to the No. 7 spot on Spotify’s Top 50 USA playlist.

As reported by Digital Music News, this is the first time the single has ever broken into the playlist’s Top 10.

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In the season finale, the character of Eddie Munson (played by Joseph Quinn) performs the ’80s metal hit on a rooftop to deter the flock of demonic bats protecting Vecna. Since Netflix aired the episode last Friday (July 1), Metallica has made a post on Instagram, hyping up the show’s originators, The Duffer Brothers, for the sequence.

“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,” they wrote.


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“We were all stoked to see the final result and when we did we were totally blown away.” They continue, “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?”

Concluding the post, they add, “It’s an incredible honor 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.”

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First the epic Kate Bush resurgence via Running Up That Hill, now the significant uptick in streams of Metallica’s classic hard rock hit, Master Of Puppets. Not only is the record-breaking sci-fi series, Stranger Things an incredible show, but the producers also have incredible taste in music.

Reintroducing these iconic tunes from the past to the younger generation has had a very special impact; reaching virality on a global scale. And to top it all off it’s great to see these legendary acts, who were trailblazers of their time, continue to get the recognition they deserve for their stellar and timeless work.