Metallica’s ‘Master Of Puppets’ is rising on the charts thanks to the season four jaw-dropping finale of Stranger Things.
Despite the song being released all the way back in 1986, it’s slowly getting the Kate Bush treatment.
The song was played when Eddie Munson picked up his electric guitar and started shredding it on the top of his trailer park home.
It was all a cunning plan from the kids in Hawkins to distract some demonbats away from Vecna’s home so that Steve, Nancy and Robin could infiltrate his lair.
It’s been dubbed one of the best scenes in the whole series as many were thrilled to see heavy metal get its 15-seconds of fame.
When the song was originally dropped nearly four decades ago, ‘Master of Puppets’ reached number 29 on the Billboard 200.
Metallica band members will likely make some serious coin from being included in the Stranger Things finale.
Bush has made more than $2 million (AUD $2,907,886 or £1,650,630) in streaming royalties since season four debuted, as per CBS News as her song ‘Running Up That Hill’ featured in several episodes.
The song became so popular that it even topped the UK music charts 37 years after it was released in 1985.
And Bush is likely to keep all that money too, as her company – Noble & Brite, owns the recording rights to the song.
The singer-songwriter is delighted with its newfound success, as she took to her website to thank the show’s creators, The Duffer Brothers, for featuring the song during a pivotal point in the series.
She wrote: “By featuring ‘Running Up That Hill’ in such a positive light – as a talisman for Max (one of the main female characters) – the song has been brought into the emotional arena of her story.
“Fear, conflict and the power of love are all around her and her friends.
“I salute the Duffer Brothers for their courage – taking this new series into a much more adult and darker place. I want to thank them so much for bringing the song into so many people’s lives.”
Bush added that she was stoked by the positive reaction, noting that she didn’t expect the song to take the world by storm (again).
She continued: “I’m overwhelmed by the scale of affection and support the song is receiving and it’s all happening really fast, as if it’s being driven along by a kind of elemental force. I have to admit I feel really moved by it all.
“Thank you so very much for making the song a No one in such an unexpected way. Kate”
‘Running Up That Hill’ reaching the top of the charts after 37 years has even knocked off the previous record-holder Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’, which earned the number one spot 36 years after its release.
However, ‘Master Of Puppets’ might just give Bush a run (up that hill) for her money.
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