Kate Bush ‘to bank £1million’ as her hit Running Up That Hill climbs to the top of the charts 37 years after its original release – after being featured in Stranger Things
Kate Bush is set to bank over £1million after her 1985 hit Running Up That Hill topped the charts last week.
The song has seen a resurgence after being featured in the new Netflix sci-fi horror drama series Stranger Things, with the track originally reaching No. 3 on the charts when it was first released.
A source told The Sun: ‘Kate is on track to bank seven figures due to her resurgence.
In the money: Kate Bush, 63, is set to bank over £1million after her 1985 hit Running Up That Hill topped the charts last week (pictured in 1978)
“She owns all the publishing and licensing rights, and she wrote it – so almost all the money goes to her.
“Given the song’s traction, Kate will easily hit £250,000 a week and if it continues like this, she’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.”
The song receives almost a million daily streams on Spotify, earning Kate, 63, around £250,000 a week, with the track on track to maintain its top position in the chart for the second week in a row.
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Kate for comment.
Astonishing: The song enjoyed a resurgence after being featured in the new Netflix series Stranger Things, with the track originally reaching number three on the charts in 1985 (Kate pictured in 2014)
Kate has now become the oldest singer to achieve a No. 1 single in the UK, taking the record from Cher, who reached No. 1 with Believe in 1998.
It comes after Kate thanked the creators of Stranger Things for propelling Running Up That Hill to the top of the UK charts.
The single was recently featured on the hit Netflix show, and Kate thanked the Duffer Brothers – who created and are executive producers of the series – for its record chart success.
Popular: Running Up That Hill rocketed up the charts after appearing in episodes one and four of the recently released fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things (Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, pictured listening to the piece)
Kate said: “The Duffer Brothers have created four extraordinary Stranger Things series in which child actors have grown into young adults.
“In this latest series, the characters face many of the same challenges that exist in reality right now. I believe the Duffer Brothers touched people’s hearts in a special way, at an incredibly difficult time for everyone. the world, especially for the youngest.
“By presenting Running Up That Hill in such a positive light – as a talisman for Max (one of the main female characters) – the song has been brought into the emotional arena of its story. The fear, the conflict and the power of love are all around her and her friends.
Impressive: To complete her trio of records, at 63, Kate became the oldest female artist to ever score a number one in the UK. She replaces Cher (pictured in September), who was 52 when her song Believe topped the charts in 1998
“I salute the Duffer Brothers for their courage – taking this new series to a much more adult and darker place. I want to thank them so much for bringing the song into the lives of so many people. (sic)’
Kate broke the record for the biggest gap between a single release and the top of the UK chart, beating the 36 years it took for Wham’s Last Christmas.
The Wuthering Heights hitmaker added on her website: “I’m overwhelmed with the amount of love and support the song is getting and it’s all happening so fast, like it’s being driven by some kind of elemental force. “
“I must admit that all of this touched me a lot.
“Thank you so much for making the song a No. 1 in such an unexpected way.”
Resurgence: The song receives almost a million daily streams on Spotify, earning Kate around £250,000 a week (pictured in 1979)