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Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” re-enters Billboard Hot 100 at No. 8

The song, originally released in 1979, saw a newfound wave of attention after a placement in the hit Netflix show Stranger Things.

June 06, 2022
Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” re-enters Billboard Hot 100 at No. 8 Kate Bush. Photo by David Redfern/Redferns.  

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.

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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!”

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Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” re-enters Billboard Hot 100 at No. 8