She was different before it was cool to be different. So it’s only fitting that Kate Bush finds resonance at a time when subcultures have become blurred with the mainstream. 37 years after the release of “Running Up That Hill”, the song from the album HOUNDS OF LOVE is at the top of the UK charts. The Brit broke three records at the same time. Thanks to Netflix.
44 years. That’s the time from Kate Bush’s first chart-topping Wuthering Heights in 1978 to this year’s success of Running Up That Hill. A record. The Brit pushes Tom Jones off the throne. There are at least 42 years between his hits “Green Grass Of Home” and “(Barry) Islands In The Stream”.
Not even “Last Christmas” is safe from Kate Bush. The annoying Christmas song took 36 years to top the UK charts. “Running Up That Hill” added a year later. No song took so long – a new record.
Finally, at 63 years and 11 months, Kate Bush is the oldest woman to top the charts. Before that, Cher was the record holder. She was 52 when she had her number 1 hit in 1998 with “Believe” from the album of the same name.
Kate Bush spoke up again
On her website, the Brit thanked the fans who took the song to the top of the charts. “I am overwhelmed by the love and support the song is receiving,” she wrote. The singer ended the post by saying, “I have to admit that I was very moved by all of this.”
In her post, Bush also thanked the Duffer brothers, who are behind the mystery series Stranger Things. In the fourth season, “Running Up That Hill” plays an important role. Here’s the moment again for those with strong nerves. But beware: SPOILERS!
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