Kate Bush continues to set records with song Running Up That Hill featured in ‘Stranger Things’

Kate Bush continues to set records with song Running Up That Hill featured in ‘Stranger Things’

She’s going up the charts!

British artist Kate Bush has continued to storm the charts with a song that was last popular 37 years ago.

Bush’s bizarre 1985 art-pop song “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” set three all-time records on Friday, thanks to its appearance in the Netflix sci-fi drama series “Stranger Things.” .

The 37-year-old reborn hit now holds the record for the longest time it has ever taken for a single to reach No. 1, according to the Official Charts Company.

Bush, 63, can now claim to be the oldest female artist to top the charts.

Additionally, she now holds the record for the longest gap between No. 1 singles. Her song “Wuthering Heights” was a hit in the UK 44 years ago when she was 19.

When “Running Up That Hill” was first released, it peaked at number three.

“It’s very moving that the song has been so warmly received, especially since it’s carried by young fans who love the shows,” Bush said in a statement earlier this month.

Bush said the fan reception of
Bush said the reception from “Stranger Things” fans has been “very touching.”
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This isn’t the first time a classic hit has been retconned after finding renewed appreciation for a recent moment in pop culture.

In 2020, Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 song “Dreams” propelled the band to No. 3 on the Billboard chart after a TikTok clip of a man drinking cranberry juice and riding a longboard while listening to the upbeat song went viral. gone viral.

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