Kate Bush on ‘Running Up That Hill’ hitting No. 2: “We’ve all been astounded”
An all time high for the 1985-released single
Kate Bush has released another statement following the renewed success of her 1985-released track ‘Running Up That Hill’, which reached an all-time high in the charts over the weekend.
Following the latest season of Stranger Things, the hit ‘80s track saw a surge in streams when it became a frequent appearance in the series’ main storyline.
In a new statement on her official website, Kate Bush announced: “‘Running Up That Hill’ has just gone to No. 2 in the UK charts and No. 1 in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sweden…”
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She continued: “How utterly brilliant! It’s hard to take in the speed at which this has all been happening since the release of the first part of the Stranger Things new series. So many young people who love the show, discovering the song for the first time.”
Bush went on to say that the response to the ‘80s track “is something that has had its own energy and volition”. The track was held from number one only by Harry Styles’ recent hit track ‘As It Was’.
“A direct relationship between the shows and their audience and one that has stood completely outside of the music business,” she said.
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Last week, ‘Running Up That Hill’ made its debut in the US Top 10 over 37 years since its original release. Meanwhile, the track reached number 8 in the Billboard Hot 100 as Spotify streams shot up by 153%.
“We’ve all been astounded to watch the track explode! Thanks so much to everyone who has supported the song and a really special thank you to the Duffer Brothers for creating something with such heart,” she added in the statement.
Bush also recently admitted to “watching every season” of the series, noting her personal favourite character in the show, Max.
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