‘Stranger Things’: Kate Bush’s Run Up That Hill hits number one spot 37 years after its release thanks to the success of the Netflix series

Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” has broken records, topping the UK charts 37 years after its release.

Interest in the 1985 song resurfaced after it appeared in the new season of Weird things from Netflix.

After spreading to young fans on social media, many of whom were first-timers to hear Bush’s music, the song began to climb onto charts around the world, prompting Bush to make an extraordinary public statement To thank fans for their support.

It was announced on Friday (June 17) that “Running Up That Hill” had reached number one on the official singles chart, a feat it never achieved when the song debuted in 1985 and peaked at number three.

Bosch jumped back into the charts, breaking three records in the history of the UK charts.

The song breaks the record previously held by Wham! (for ‘Last Christmas’) For the longest time it took a single song to reach the top spot on the official singles chart.

Bush, at 63, is also the oldest female artist to earn the #1 spot, and has the longest gap in history between No. 1 singles, having last topped it in 1978 with the song Wuthering Heights.

Earlier this week, Bush took to his blog again to share his surprise when “Running Up That Hill” hit the charts.

Describing it as “exciting,” he wrote, “There are so many positive responses to the song. I’ve never experienced anything like this before!”

“Many thanks again to the Duffer Brothers for their latest extraordinary series of Weird thingsA whole new audience is discovering the song.”

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full sound Stranger Things: A Netflix Series Soundtrack, Season 4 (including Volume One and Volume Two) will be available on CD and cassette tape on Friday, September 9. Vinyl versions of the album are scheduled to be released later this year.

Terry Alexander

"Award-winning music trailblazer. Gamer. Lifelong alcohol enthusiast. Thinker. Passionate analyst."

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