Follow The Ultimate Metallica Playlists on Spotify
In 2021, Metallica hit an incredible 1.3 billion—billion, with a B—streams on Spotify. If you're not sure what to do with that number, you can break it down to 112.2 million hours listened by 58 million fans spread out across 178 countries.
By far, Metallica had the most streams of any rock and metal band on Spotify in 2021—and that shouldn't be surprising. Metallica are huge and they are, undeniably, the biggest metal band in the universe.
But of course, Metallica weren't always spinning their music on Spotify. Though the streaming service was founded in 2006, Metallica didn't bring their massive catalog to Spotify until 2012.
The Ultimate Metallica Playlists
Given Metallica's massive presence on Spotify and our deep love for all they've done over the last four decades, we thought it was time to put together some ultimate playlists. We'll keep updating this page as we create and release more playlists, and we recommend making sure you follow each playlist as we'll be sure to regularly add songs to them, too.
Consider these playlists living organisms designed to celebrate all things Metallica.
The Ultimate Kill 'Em All Playlist
The album that started it all. On this playlist you'll get Kill 'Em All in full along with rough mixes and live performances. We even throw in some great covers from bands like Motörhead, Terror and Agent Orange.
- Follow The Ultimate Kill 'Em All Playlist on Spotify here.
The Ultimate Ride the Lightning Playlist
Ride the Lightning was unleashed onto the world in 1984 and this playlist captures the album, epic live tracks and some really cool demos.
- Follow The Ultimate Ride the Lightning Playlist on Spotify here.
The Ultimate Master of Puppets Playlist
March 3, 1986, will forever be a holy holiday for metalheads across the world because that is the day that Master of Puppets changed everything. This playlist features the remastered album, unforgettable live tracks, covers of MoP songs and even some demos.
- Follow The Ultimate Master of Puppets Playlist on Spotify here.
The Ultimate Black Album Covers
When Metallica celebrated the 30th anniversary of the "Black Album," they also released a massive covers compilation called The Metallica Blacklist. This playlist pulls some of our favorite covers from that compilation as well as several others from artists like Macy Gray, Apocalyptica and Witchgrinder, to name a few.
- Follow The Ultimate Black Album Covers on Spotify here.