‘Stranger Things’ Boosts Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ Into U.S. Top 10 – Deadline

Among the stranger issues to come back from final month’s Netflix premiere of Stranger Things 4 has been the renewed curiosity Kate Bush’s 1985 track “Running Up That Hill,” which is featured within the new season. Today the revitalized observe returned to the Billboard Hot 100, the place it peaked at No. 30 some 37 years in the past –It re-enters the chart at No. 8, turning into the primary U.S. Top 10 for its singer-songwriter.

The observe soared to No. 1 on the iTunes chart shortly after the May 27 season premiere of Stranger Things. Since then it has hit the Top 10 in a dozen international locations, together with Bush’s native UK. It sits at No. 6 there this week, closing to matching its authentic No. 3 peak.


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The track — initially titled “A Deal with God” earlier than her label rethought it — was Brit Bush’s largest Stateside pop hit and her second-biggest within the UK. “Running Up That Hill” additionally was featured in 2019 episodes HBO’s Big Little Lies, Showtime’s On Becoming a God in Central Florida and ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, in addition to the 2018 pilot of FX’s Pose.

It’s not unusual for an older track to spike when launched to a brand new, youthful viewers. A current instance is the resurgence of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which turned a near-worldwide hit once more after the 2018 Freddie Mercury biopic starring eventual Oscar winner Rami Malek. Of course that was a 3rd go-round for the 1976 operatic traditional after its raucous that includes in 1992’s Wayne’s World. It reached No. 2 on the Hot 100, besting its authentic No. 8 peak.

A humorous instance was when Rage Against the Machine incendiary 1992 observe “Killing in the Name” topped the UK singles chart at Christmastime in 2009. A Facebook group pushed individuals to purchase the track in an effort to thwart a track from The X Factor from topping the UK chart at Christmas for a fifth consecutive year. It labored.

Farther again a bit, the Righteous Brothers’ traditional 1965 cover of “Unchained Melody” popped anew when it was featured in a pivotal scene from the 1990 movie Ghost. It hit No. 1 within the UK then and No. 13 within the U.S.

Watch the unique 1985 video for “Running Up That Hill” right here:

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