Kate Bush Has First US Top 10 Hit With ‘Running Up That Hill’
Kate Bush has earned her first US Top 10 single with Running Up That Hill, thanks to it being used on the Stranger Things 4 soundtrack. The surge in interest in the song comes 27 years after its original release. The Hounds Of Love track previously peaked at No 30 in the US in 1985
Kate has also shared a new message about the song’s increased popularity and the Stranger Things effect, “When the first series came out, friends kept asking us if we’d seen Stranger Things, so we checked it out and really loved it,” Bush said. “We’ve watched every series since then, as a family.
“When they approached us to use Running Up That Hill, you could tell that a lot of care had gone into how it was used in the context of the story and I really liked the fact that the song was a positive totem for the character, Max. I’m really impressed by this latest series.
Kate went on to call the series, “an epic piece of work” adding that “the shows are extremely well put together with great characters and fantastic SFX.”
“It’s very touching that the song has been so warmly received, especially as it’s being driven by the young fans who love the show. I’m really happy that [executive producers] the Duffer Brothers are getting such positive feedback for their latest creation. They deserve it.”
It’s the second statement to fans in a relatively short time for the usually media-shy Kate. Last week she shared the following message on her website, “You might’ve heard that the first part of the fantastic, gripping new series of Stranger Things has recently been released on Netflix,” she wrote. “It features the song, Running Up That Hill which is being given a whole new lease of life by the young fans who love the show – I love it too!”
“Because of this, Running Up That Hill is charting around the world and has entered the UK chart at No. 8. It’s all really exciting! Thanks very much to everyone who has supported the song. I wait with bated breath for the rest of the series in July. Best wishes, Kate.”