Cher sends Kate Bush heartwarming message for reaching number one and beating her UK record

Publish Date
Friday, 24 June 2022, 9:10AM

Kate Bush ran back up the charts with a song that's nearly 40 years old.

And it's all thanks to Netflix's hit nostalgic supernatural series Stranger Things.

The 63-year-old's song 'Running Up That Hill' went to number one in the UK this week, breaking several records, including becoming the oldest female artist to have a number one.

The record was previously held by Cher, with her 1998 hit 'Believe', when the song spent a massive seven consecutive weeks at the top spot.

And now, the 76-year-old, who was 52 when she gained the record, has congratulated Bush on breaking her record.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: "Bravo Kate 🙌🏼 Records are meant to be broken!

"Remember back in the day, when women had short sell-by dates. We had to fight our way through the testosterone curtain, and we did it so the girls who came after us could sing as long as they want to."

Cher signed off the message by declaring her admiration for Kate, writing "With mega respect."

On its first release in the mid-1980s, 'Running Up That Hill' went all the way to number three on the UK singles charts for an 11-week run and as high as 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

A remix with new vocals released for the London 2012 Summer Olympics did almost as well, reaching number six when it was released.