Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ rises to the top of the charts thanks to Stranger Things

Kate Bush’s hit song “Running Up That Hill” has finally topped the charts for the first time ever, thanks to “Stranger Things” Season 4

Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill' rises to the top of the charts thanks to Stranger Things
Stranger Things Episode 4 – Dear Billy / Netflix

After being discovered by a new generation of fans as a result of sci-fi series Stranger Things, Kate Bush’s song Running Up That Hill has reached the apex of its charts nearly 40 years after its release.

The song, originally released in 1985, has been featured in the most recent season of Netflix’s hit show as a personal favorite of Max Mayfield’s, played by Sadie Sink.

It has now reached number two, surpassing its 1980s standing of third and kept from the top spot just by Harry Styles’ huge hit As It Was, which continues for a 10th week.

Kate Bush, now 63, made a rare statement after the song rose to the top of the charts, stating that fans had given it “a whole new lease of life.” The performer was a fan of the program and has followed it from season one through to the current fourth series.

“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,” – Kate Bush.

“I’m really impressed by this latest series. It’s an epic piece of work – 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 shows.”, she added.

In 2016, Netflix released Stranger Things, a series about a group of children and teenagers who explore the supernatural chaos that spreads throughout Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s. The show is packed with pop culture nostalgia from the era.

Running Up That Hill is a song from Kate Bush’s Hounds Of Love album, which first appeared in August 1985 and reached number three in the UK at the time. It was also Bush’s first US hit since the 1970s.

The fourth season of Stranger Things debuted in May, with its final two episodes delayed until July and released as Volume 2.

On Thursday, Netflix revealed a teaser trailer for the episodes, which will premiere on July 1.

“You aren’t ready,” series lead David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper, announced. Wait, you’ve binged it all, haven’t you. We gave you 7 episodes and you already binged them all didn’t you?

“Ok, then, you’re sorta ready. See ya July one for the epic finale.” – David Harbour

The final episodes will be feature-length, with the eighth running one hour 25 minutes and the ninth and final for 2 hours and 19 minutes.

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