Thanks in no small part to Stranger Things using it, Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush has surged to number one in the UK charts. The song is experiencing the perfect combination of being brilliant, dominating the soundtrack of a huge cultural hit, and having streaming services positioned to allow the chart entry.
In getting back to number one, Bush has broken a record for the longest time between number one singles: since her debut Wuthering Heights, till now, 44 years later, and Running Up That Hill.
“It’s all happening really fast, as if it’s being driven along by a kind of elemental force,” Bush said in a statement. “I have to admit I feel really moved by it all.”
She’s “overwhelmed by the scale of affection”
Let’s hope people stay and listen to the rest of Bush’s hits!