First Kate Bush, now Metallica is set for a monster comeback on the UK singles chart – all thanks to Strange things.
Bay Area metal legends are on the rise with “Master of Puppets,” which has grown wings since Eddie Munson broke away for guitar solo in season four.
The title track for their third album from 1986, “Master of Puppets” rose to number 47 when it first appeared on the UK’s Latest Official Singles Chart. And based on sales and streaming data from the first 48 hours in the chart cycle, it is trending up.
“Master of Puppets” rose to number 23 on the First Look chart and is set to give the Hall of Famers its 20th appearance in the UK Top 40, and its first in 14 years. The final entry was 2008’s “The Day That Never Comes”, which peaked at number 19.
Strange things created chart magic for Kate Bush, who broke three chart records when “Running Up That Hill” hit #1 on the Official Singles Chart, some 37 years after its release. “Running” recorded three weeks at the conference and fell 1-3 in the most recent survey.
Meanwhile, Scottish electronics production duo, LF System, are enjoying their second week at number one with “A Fear To Feel”, leading the chart.
The official UK Singles Chart is announced late Friday.
https://www.billboard.com/music/chart-beat/metallica-uk-top-40-master-of-puppets-stranger-things-1235112439/ ‘Stranger Things’ Will Help Metallica Break into UK Top 40 – Billboard