Singer-songwriter Kate Bush topped the UK charts on Friday with her 1985 song “Running Up That Hill”, breaking several records with the song reborn thanks to the Netflix series “Stranger Things”.
“Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” peaked at its third best when it was initially released, but found a new fan base in the younger generation in the final season of the ’80s series about supernatural horrors. In a fictional town in Indiana called Hawkins.
The song, from Bush’s “Hounds of Love” album, has performed well on the charts in several countries, including the United States, since the first package of the fourth season of “Stranger Things” appeared on Netflix in late May.
Bush, who rose to fame in 1978 with her debut single “Wuthering Heights,” which the 19-year-old singer won with her unique voice and expressive dance steps, provided a rare commentary on the song’s newfound popularity and. She said that she was a fan of the science fiction series created by brothers Matt and Ross Dover.
“It is very touching that the song has been so well received, especially by the young fans of the series,” Bush, 63, said in a statement released earlier this month.
The official charting company said Bush broke three official records on Friday: the longest time a single has reached number one – 37 years – as well as the oldest female artist ever to put a song on top.
And 44 years after her last UK single, with the song Wuthering Heights, Bush now holds the record for the longest hiatus between the number one single in official chart history.
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