Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill continues her success in Stranger Things – peaking in the UK after nearly 40 years | Ents & Arts News



Kate Bush’s track Running Up That Hill hit its peak almost 40 years after its release, having been discovered by a new generation of fans thanks to the sci-fi series Stranger Things.

Originally released in 1985, the song featured prominently in the final season of the hit Netflix show as a favorite of character Max Mayfield, played by Sadie Sink.

It has now ranked number two – beating its position of number three from the 1980s and held the top spot only by Harry Styles‘ huge hit As It Was, which reigns for a 10th week.

Kate Bush had more success with Running Up That Hill
Kate Bush says “a lot of care” was taken in how the song was used on the show

As it climbed the charts, Bush released a rare statement saying stranger things the fans had given the song “a whole new life“.

The singer, now 63, said she was a fan of the show and watched it from its first season to the current fourth series.

“When they approached us about using Running Up That Hill, you could tell a lot of care had been taken in how it was used in the context of the story and I really liked that the song was a positive totem for the character, Max,” she said.

“I’m really impressed with this latest series. It’s epic work – the shows are extremely well put together with great characters and fantastic SFX.

“It’s very moving that the song has been so warmly received, especially since it’s carried by young fans who love the shows.”

Launched in 2016, Stranger Things tells the story of a group of children and teenagers navigating the supernatural chaos that is spreading through the fictional 1980s town of Hawkins, Indiana, and is heavy with nostalgia for the pop culture of the time.

Taken from Bush’s Hounds Of Love album, Running Up That Hill was first released in August 1985 and reached number three in the UK at the time, while giving the singer her first US hit since. the 1970s.

The first episodes of the fourth series of Stranger Things were released to rave reviews in May – with its final two episodes held off until July, wrapped up in Volume 2.

Netflix unveiled a trailer for the episodes on Thursday, which is set to premiere on July 1.

Sharing the trailer online, series star David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper, posted, “You’re not ready. Wait, you’ve binged the whole thing, haven’t you. We gave you 7 episodes and you’ve already binged them all haven’t you?

“Okay then, you’re kind of ready. See you July 1st for the epic finale.”

The final episodes are expected to be long, with the eighth lasting one hour 25 minutes and the ninth lasting two hours and 19 minutes.


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