Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” earns 400% increase in streams post-‘Stranger Things’

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Metallica‘s “Master of Puppets” is the latest recipient of the coveted post-Stranger Things bump.

According to Billboard, the title track off the metal legends’ 1986 album has seen a 400% increase in streams since it was used in the season four finale of the Netflix sci-fi series.

While that certainly is a major bump, “Master of Puppets” still has a long way to go if it hopes to match the resurgence of Kate Bush‘s “Running Up That Hill,” which soared all the way to the top five of the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 after its use in an earlier episode of Stranger Things’ fourth season. 

Metallica previously commented on Stranger Things‘ use of “Master of Puppets,” which is heard during a significant scene involving the Dungeons and Dragons-loving character Eddie Munson, sharing that they were “beyond psyched” about the song’s placement.

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

Meanwhile, Metallica took to TikTok to defend any newcomers who might’ve just discovered the band’s music through Stranger Things, declaring, “FYI — EVERYONE is welcome in the Metallica Family.”

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