Thanks to Stranger Things, Metallica’s Master of Puppets has made it to No. 1. While fans of both the band and the series seem thrilled by the news, Metallica is also very excited about their new chart-topping status. The song may be 36 years old, but it’s still clearly a banger.
The band posted about the scene on Instagram saying,
“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. 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?”
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“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.”
Meanwhile, Twitter users have used the platform as a way to express their love of the series, the song, and theme where Eddie plays Master of Puppets as a way to attract the monsters back to The Upside Down, sacrificing himself while playing a great song.
One fan even pointed out what a talented musician Eddie must have been because according to the series timeline and the song’s original release date, he would have mastered it in just two weeks.
The song seems to be bridging the gap between generations, which is likely what the scene and the entire show was meant to do. Metallica fans say the song is finally getting the respect it deserves and a new generation is enjoying their music.
Me listening to Master of Puppets by Metallica after watching Stranger Things season 4 vol.2 pic.twitter.com/WDTRwOJQeD
— multifannish (@loyal2them) July 2, 2022
Although Metallica have plenty of UK no 1 albums, they've never had a no 1 single (even in the US), so here's hoping that Stranger Things will deliver Master of Puppets to the top of the charts.
— Chris Hodder (@Lobby_Hodder) July 6, 2022
i just realized that master of puppets is eddie's vecna song and he played it to prevent himself from being vecna'd while saving the others, and he knew it may be the last song he'll ever listen to
— justice for eddie (@eddiewakeup) July 5, 2022
master of puppets came out on march 3 1986. st4 occurred after march 22, 1986. meaning eddie learned all of master of puppets in TWO WEEKS and absolutely SHREDDED IT. pic.twitter.com/fjj6jlv75w
— sarah🔥 (@beskarrd) July 2, 2022
me when eddie starts shredding the master of puppets solo pic.twitter.com/72l10u5NAF
— josephine (@yummymunson) June 30, 2022
You: Metallica's "Master of Puppets" is the No.1 song on rock charts after 36 years.
Me: Metallica's "Master of Puppets" has been the No.1 song for the past 36 years.
— Matthew Le Star (@MatthewLeStar2) July 6, 2022
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) July 6, 2022
— ᴡɪɴᴛᴇʀ ꜱᴏʟᴅɪᴇʀ (@xvperrieres) July 1, 2022
I would like to take sole responsibility if Master of Puppets is no.1 in the charts this week
— Laceyfitspo 💕☕ (@LaceyFitspo) July 4, 2022
I firmly believe that #StrangerThings had the three best needle drops of the year all in one season. Running Up That Hill, Separate Ways, and Master of Puppets. All three jaw-dropping moments. 🎸 pic.twitter.com/VTiJ9tkADQ
— Preston C. Moore (@prestoncmoore) July 3, 2022
stranger things vol 2 spoilers
— Ricardo C – Imperius Comic News (@RCImperius) July 1, 2022
HEY! “MASTER OF PUPPETS” BY METALLICA IS NO.1 IN THE iTUNES ROCK CHART!! REMINDS ME OF WHEN I STITCHED A PORTRAIT OF JANES HETFIELD.
I DIG TATTOOS, & I’M ALWAYS EXCITED TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE OF SEWING THEM. I WELCOME COMMISSIONS WITH TATTOOS!!!! @Metallica #JamesHetfield pic.twitter.com/SQE2EW7KDL
— Jane Sanders (@JaneSandersart) July 6, 2022