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Nothing Else Matters

Words and Music by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Arranged by C. Lange and E. Ruediger.

This song might surprise you – who would think it could make such a heartfelt choral song.

Nothing Else Matters is a song by the heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in 1992. Recognized as one of Metallica's best known and most popular songs, the power ballad has become an expected song in their live performances. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist James Hetfield wrote the song in 1990 while on tour. He was feeling out of sorts being away from home. Initially, the song was not meant to be released, as Hetfield had written it for himself, but after the band’s drummer Lars Ulrich heard it, it was considered for the album. Good choice!

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