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Enter Sandman

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“Enter Sandman” is a song by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the first single from their eponymous fifth album, Metallica. The music was written by Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Hetfield wrote the lyrics, which deal with the concept of a child’s nightmares. The single achieved gold certification for more than 500,000 copies shipped in the United States, spurring sales of over 25 million copies for Metallica and propelling Metallica to worldwide popularity. Acclaimed by critics, the song is featured in all of Metallica’s live albums and DVDs released after 1991 and has been played live at award ceremonies and benefit concerts. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ We're off to never never-land ... Take my hand ... Exit light

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This song is listed #399 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Metallica (See Charts): Frantic, The Judas Kiss, The House Jack Built, The Unnamed Feeling, All Nightmare Long, That Was Just Your Life, Broken, Beat & Scarred, My Apocalypse, The God That Failed, and The Unforgiven III.

Popular in Heavy Metal (See Charts): The Unforgiven, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Iron Man, Fear Of The Dark, Sad But True, Run To The Hills, Courage, The Trooper, Still Loving You, and The Unforgiven II.


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