As Harry Styles’ “As It Was” remains at the top of the chart for a fifth straight week, “Running Up the Hill,” a Kate Bush’s 1985 classic, has been talk of the town this week as the album has re-entered into the top ten 37 years after release.
In point of fact, the track’s revival came forth as it has been the title track of new fourth season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” while the track breaks on through to the league of top ten from its 1985 peak of No 30.
Besides, the track also has been Bush’s first-ever top ten breakthrough in the chart.
Bush’s 1985 “Running Up the Hill” breaks into top ten
On top of that, new season of “Stranger Things,” background of which is based on late 80s, was released on May 27 and Bush’s “Running Up the Hill” has been incorporated in multiple episodes.
The song has been serving as a focal point for the storyline of the character Max Mayfield, which is being played by Sadie Sink. Aside from that, the entire process for Netflix’s attempt to acquire the rights of Bush’s “Running Up the Hill” for “Stranger Things” came forth as a complete surprise for Bush fans that appeared to be bolted out of the blue.
In tandem, in the US chart, this has been the first-time ever for a song that had re-entered into the top ten more than three decades and a half after initial release. Previously, a 1992 non-Christmas catalogue tune had made it into the No 2 after having been used in Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2020).