"The Kate Bush effect" appears to be a very real thing, with the Netflix hit giving old classic songs a new lease of life among fans and helping musical acts attain higher chart positions than their heyday.

'Master Of Puppets', the title track from the 1986 album of the same name, was never released as a single but is now number 24 on the Irish singles chart this week, jumping up from number 58 last week.

Metallica are of course no strangers to the Irish charts, with the band securing enduring hits in the 1990s with the likes of 'Enter Sandman', 'Nothing Else Matters' and 'Until It Sleeps'.

This marks Metallica's highest chart entry since 'The Day That Never Comes', the lead single off their 2008 album 'Death Magnetic', cracked the top 20 in August 2008.

The track also cracked the top 40 in the bands' native United States this week, which is reportedly causing headaches for radio programmers owing to the song clocking in at a whopping 8 minutes and 35 seconds.

The song has surged up the streaming charts in the wake of the season 4 finale of 'Stranger Things', with resident metalhead Eddie Munson treating us to a rendition of the iconic Metallica track in a key scene from the finale.

Metallica said they were "blown away" by the use of the song in the show, hailing show creators the Duffer Brothers for incorporating their music.

“The way The Duffer Brothers have incorporated music into Stranger Things has always been next level, so we were beyond psyched for them to not only include ‘Master Of Puppets’ in the show but to have such a pivotal scene built around it,” they wrote.

As for Bush, she continues her unprecedented spell at number one, holding off 'Afraid To Feel' by LF System and Beyonce's summer house anthem 'Break My Soul'.

With Kate Bush and Metallica in the charts, readers may be forgiven for thinking they woke up in 1986 instead of 2022, but this added element of chaos in the pop charts is certainly refreshing.