“Running Up That Hill” in charts
Kate Bush is “overwhelmed” – and rich
06/22/2022, 11:57 am
Kate Bush’s ’80s hit ‘Running Up That Hill’ is back on the charts thanks to the Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’. The British singer is now “very moved” by the surprising success. This should make itself felt on your account.
To top the charts after 37 years with “Running Up That Hill” is an “overwhelming” feeling for British singer Kate Bush. The 63-year-old, whose 1985 hit can be heard in the Netflix series “Stranger Things”, announces this on her website.
“The Duffer brothers have four extraordinary ones (staggers) created by ‘Stranger Things,’ in which the child actors have grown into young adults,” Bush wrote of series creators Matt and Ross Duffer. “In this latest series, the characters face many of the same challenges that reality currently faces. I think the Duffer brothers have touched people’s hearts in a special way at a time that is incredibly difficult for everyone, especially younger people.”
The song “Running Up That Hill” plays an important role in the Season 4 storyline as it is used by actress Sadie Sink in her role as Max to literally save her own life. “By portraying ‘Running Up That Hill’ in such a positive light – as a talisman for Max (…) – the song was placed in the emotional setting of her story,” Bush continued. “Fear, conflict and the power of love surround her and her friends.”
Kate Bush makes millions
She thanks the series creators “for their courage in taking this new series to a much more mature and darker place. I want to thank them so much for bringing the song into the lives of so many people,” added the 63-year-old . “I’m blown away by the level of love and support the song is receiving.” All this happens “very quickly, as if it were being driven by some kind of elemental force”.
After being featured on the first episode of the new season of Stranger Things, “Running Up That Hill” shot to number one in the UK and Australia for the first time. In the US, the song made the Top 5. “I have to admit that I was very moved by all of this,” said Bush.
For the Brit, the comeback of her hit is also a real financial success, especially since she not only wrote and produced the song herself, but also owns the recording rights to it. On Spotify alone, the song has been listened to 137 million times since “Stranger Things.” Kate Bush earns more than $200,000 in royalties on the streaming platform in one week, according to analytics website Music Business Worldwide. If you add other streaming services and worldwide income from radio, there should be a few million more.