‘Stranger Things’ is No. 1 on the TV Songs chart again, this time thanks to Metallica

Stranger Things driver Billboard‘s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefindfor the third month in a row, which Metallica‘Master of Puppets’ shoots to the top of the July 2022 rankings.

Top TV Songs chart positions are based on song and show data provided by Tunefind and ranked using a formula that blends that data with sales and streaming information tracked by Luminate for the corresponding period July 2022.


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With pleasure Kate Bush‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)’ Before that“Master” broke through after one Stranger Things sync, seeing significant streaming and sales gains following its inclusion in the ninth and final episode of the show’s fourth season, which has since sent it back to several Billboard diagrams.

“Master” was heard in a pivotal scene where new-to-season-four character Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) performs the song on an electric guitar in the Upside Down.

As of July 2022, “Master” earned 41.9 million on-demand official US streams and 20,600 downloads, according to Luminate. Its weekly stream and download counts brought the 1986 metal classic to the fore Billboard Hot 100 first peaked at No. 35 on July 23, and that has settled it Hot Hard Rock songs numbers for six weeks since July 16.

Stranger Things occupies the entire top four of the July 2022 chart with “Master” followed by a remix of Trip‘s “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” by Bryce Miller and Alloy Tracks (No. 2; 12.5 million streams, 17,600 downloads), James Taylor‘s “Fire and Rain” (No. 3; 8.3 million streams, 2,200 downloads) and Moby‘s “When It’s Cold I Wanna Die” (No. 4; 1.8 million streams, 1,500 downloads). Of those, “Master” and “Cold” were heard in episode nine, while “Separate” and “Fire” appeared in episode eight, all of which premiered on July 1.

The Netflix series also ruled the May and June charts, both times with Bush’s “Hill.”

See the entire top 10, also with music from The boys, The terminal list, Black Bird and Resident Evilbelow.

Rank, Song, Artist, Show (Network)

  1. “Master of Puppets”, Metallica, Stranger Things (Netflix)
  2. “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) – Bryce Miller/Alloy Tracks Remix,” Journey, Stranger Things (Netflix)
  3. “Fire and Rain,” James Taylor, Stranger Things (Netflix)
  4. “When it’s cold, I want to die,” Moby, Stranger Things (Netflix)
  5. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” Elton John, The boys (Amazon Prime Video)
  6. “Trigger,” Mississippi Twilight, The terminal list (Amazon Prime Video)
  7. “Up Around the Bend,” Creedence Clearwater Revival, Stranger Things (Netflix)
  8. “Spellbound,” Siouxsie and the Banshees, Stranger Things (Netflix)
  9. “Battleflag,” Pigeonhead, Black Bird (Apple TV+)
  10. “Oxytocin,” Billie Eilish, Resident Evil (Netflix)

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