METALLICA‘s “Master of Puppets” continues to explode in popularity over the last week, with over 17 million Spotify downloads since the ‘Stranger Things‘ season 4 finale was released on July 1.
“Master of Puppets” first hit Spotify‘s Top 50-Global chart within a few days of the episode first being made available on Netflix. According to AskGamblers, the METALLICA classic had 426,623,861 Spotify downloads last week, and as of today (July 11), has 444,117,621 downloads and has an 80 percent popularity score.
A spokesperson on behalf of AskGamblers said: “After Kate Bush’s ’80s hit song ‘Running Up That Hill‘ saw an incredible climb up the charts following its feature on Stranger Things, Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ could easily follow suit.”
“We are seeing similar patterns in terms of download growth, so it might not be long until we see the legendary band reach the No. 1 spot with ‘Master of Puppets‘ 36 years after the song’s first release. That would be an incredible achievement, considering the fact that the band, despite their undisputed legacy, never actually had a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 song in the U.S.”
METALLICA humbly thanked ‘Stranger Things‘ for it’s use of “Master Of Puppets“, noting that they were “totally blown away” by the final episode.