Kate Bush makes rare statement over ‘fantastic’ Stranger Things as Running Up That Hill climbs into top 10 | Ents & Arts News


Kate Bush has said fans of the “fantastic” new series of Stranger Things have given her song Running Up That Hill “a whole new lease of life” as it continues to enjoy success in charts around the world.

The first part of the fourth series of Stranger Things has recently been released on Netflix to rave reviews – with volume two set to follow in July.

The 37-year-old track is featured as a favourite song of the character, Max Mayfield, played by Sadie Sink.

In a rare statement on her website, Bush said the new success for her 1985 hit was “really exciting” and thanked “everyone” who had given it their support.

The 63-year-old English singer-songwriter said: “You might’ve heard that the first part of the fantastic, gripping new series of ‘Stranger Things’ has recently been released on Netflix.

“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.”

Taken from her Hounds of Love album, the song was first released in August 1985 and reached number three in the UK while also giving Bush her first US hit since the 1970s.

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Max, centre, is one of a number of key characters in the Stranger Things series

Since its inclusion in Stranger Things, which is set in the 1980s, the song soared to number one on the iTunes charts.

Alongside its entry into the UK top 10, it is also the most streamed song on Spotify in the UK and the US.

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Running Up That Hill has also given a boost to album sales for Hounds of Love, which is currently sitting just outside the top 50 in the UK.

In 1985, Bush said the song was “about a relationship between a man and a woman”.

“They love each other very much, and the power of the relationship is something that gets in the way,” she added.


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