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The fourth season finale of “Stranger Issues” dropped Friday, and plenty of followers walked away with a brand new appreciation for ’80s icons Kate Bush and Metallica.
As at all times, this season of “Stranger Issues” featured music from the ’80s, the last decade wherein the present takes place. However this yr, a few of the featured songs are discovering their technique to the highest of the Spotify charts.
Through the finale episode, Eddie Munson, performed by Joseph Quinn, strums Metallica’s hit “Grasp of Puppets” on the guitar to do his half in taking down this season’s villain. The tune was initially launched in 1986 however has discovered a brand new fanbase for the reason that episode dropped.
As of Monday, “Grasp of Puppets” reached No. 12 on Spotify’s Prime 50 within the U.S., and No. 26 on the streaming providers’ World Prime 50 chart.
Whereas Quinn revealed throughout an interview with Leisure Tonight that he performed a majority of the guitar within the scene, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo boasted on Instagram that his 17-year-old son Tye Trujillo additionally recorded guitar tracks for the present.
“That’s my boy! Pleased with ya Tye!” Trujillo wrote. “Stranger Issues finale shredding it on “Grasp of Puppets” and massive because of @kirkhammett on serving to! @tyetru @metallica @strangerthingstv #metallica #masterofpuppets #strangerthings #eddiemunson.”
Earlier within the season, the present’s creators launched Kate Bush’s hit “Operating Up That Hill” and included it a number of instances throughout the course of the season. The tune was initially launched in 1985 and has reached a complete new stage of recognition because it was first featured on the present.
Based on Billboard, the tune reached No. 1 within the U.Ok. and Australia for the primary time and made it into the highest 5 within the U.S.
After receiving an outpouring of optimistic consideration, Bush launched an announcement on her web site thanking the Duffer Brothers, the showrunners for Stranger Issues, for utilizing the tune in such a optimistic gentle and for bringing the tune into the lives of so many new folks.
“I’ve to confess I really feel actually moved by all of it,” Bush wrote. “Thanks so very a lot for making the tune a No. 1 in such an surprising manner.”
She additionally linked the occasions of this season to what’s going on on the earth and praised the Duffer Brothers for his or her braveness in making these parallels.
“On this newest sequence, the characters are dealing with lots of the identical challenges that exist in actuality proper now,” Bush mentioned. “I imagine the Duffer Brothers have touched folks’s hearts in a particular manner, at a time that is extremely troublesome for everybody, particularly youthful folks.”
“Stranger Issues” is streaming on Netflix.