Metallica’s “Puppet Master” (via Blackened / Vertigo) Has Entered UK’s top 40 for the first time, with a little help from Strange things.
The title track from the Bay Area rockers’ third album from 1986 is flying, following a particularly “metal” moment at the end of season four of the hit Netflix sci-fi series, when Eddie Munson battles with dark forces with an electric guitar and the spirit of Metallica.
“Master of Puppets” rose 47-23, first appearing in the Top 40 about 37 years after its release. And it was Metallica’s first top flight on the Official UK Singles Chart in 14 years, since Death Magnetic released “The Day That Never Comes” which peaked at number 19 in 2008.
“Master Of Puppets” is Metallica’s 20th appearance in the UK Top 40.
Netflix recommended some songs. Just last month, Kate Bush’s 1985 song “Running Up That Hill” hit number one on the chart, breaking three records in the process. “Running Up That Hill” spent three weeks at #1 and fell 3-5 in the latest survey for the chart week 15-21 July 2022.
At the top of the chart, Scottish electronic production duo LF System remained at the top with “A Fear to Feel” (Warner Records).
Hailing from Edinburgh, Sean Finnigan and Conor Larkman founded LF Systems in 2019 and wrote “A Fear To Feel” the same year. The disco track, which samples Silk’s soul music “I Can’t Stop (Turning You On)” from 1975, went viral as the lockdowns were lifted and soared onto the charts as the summer months were hot. up.
The LF System will celebrate their chart-topping achievement on August 19 with their first London concert at Hackney’s Night Story.
A weekend full of winners x pic.twitter.com/JNTBXnjC2Q
– LF SYSTEM (@LFSYSTEMMUSIC) July 13, 2022
This week’s top new entry goes to Burna Boy with “For My Hand” (Atlantic), which features Ed Sheeran and lifts off the new album by Nigerian-born Afrobeats artist Love, Damini. It’s new at number 30. Burna Boy also earned a new best-of-chart for “Last Last”, up 12-7 this week to his fourth UK Top 10 spot.
https://www.billboard.com/music/chart-beat/metallica-master-of-puppets-uk-top-40-stranger-things-1235114761/ Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ enters Top 40 – Billboard