Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ Returns to UK Top 10 – Billboard
Kate Bush runs the official UK Singles Chart, with a little help from stranger things.
The iconic English singer returns to the UK Top 10 with 1985’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ (via Fish People), which garnered attention with its prominent use in the hit sci-fi series’ fourth and final season from Netflix.
The single reached No. 8 this week, a decade after its return to the next level when a new mix was presented during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. On this occasion, the song rose to No. 6.
The first single released from love dogs album, “Running Up That Hill” charted at number three after its initial release.
Thanks to the good musical taste of stranger things character Max (played by Sadie Sink), he sprints up the charts all over the world. “Running” reached No. 2 on the last Australian chart and, in the United States, Billboard reported that the track skyrocketed on Spotify, with a 9,900% gain in plays from Thursday to Monday (May 30).
Bush, who was nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame this year, is thrilled with all the attention for her classic song.
“You may have heard that the first part of the fantastic and gripping new series of ‘Stranger Things’ was recently released on Netflix,” Bush wrote in a statement on his website. “It features the song ‘Running Up That Hill’ which young fans who love the show are giving a whole new lease of life – I love it too!”
According to the OCC, “Running Up That Hill” moved 48,000 card sales in the UK in the most recent week.
“It’s fantastic to see ‘Running Up That Hill’ return to the Top 10 this week,” comments OCC CEO Martin Talbot, “motivated by its feature in stranger thingsintroducing Kate Bush and this iconic 80s hit to a whole new audience.
Meanwhile, Harry Styles leads the charts for a ninth week with ‘As It Was’ (Columbia), while the debut album belongs to Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa with their latest collaboration, ‘Potion’ (Columbia), featuring Young Thug. .
Finally, British punk band The K*nts have a third Top 40 hit, as “Prince Andrew Is A Sweaty N**ce” (Radical Rudeness), a spoiler released to coincide with the Queen’s Jubilee, begins at No. 20.