Kate Bush, easily in the top 10 of best English people to ever exist, finally has a hit song to match after a career spent defining pop's avant-garde. Bush's 1985 song "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)" has re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 8 this week after the song appeared in several episodes of the fourth season of the Netflix sci-fi hit Stranger Things, released last month. The song originally peaked on the chart at No. 30, Bush's career-best at the time.
Its resurgent popularity on social media and the seemingly endless amount of remixes on TikTok were not lost on Bush, who released a rare statement on Monday celebrating the song's rediscovery. "[The song] is being given a whole new lease of life by the young fans who love the show—I love it too!”