Kate Bush releases rare statement in response to 'Running Up That Hill' returning to the charts

Publish Date
Monday, 13 June 2022, 3:34PM

Kate Bush is running 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' is currently sitting at number two on the official UK top ten, is the most streamed song on Spotify around the world and is also the most played track each day on Apple Music after being featured heavily in the final season of the TV show.

And now, Bush has released a rare public statement on her official website in response to the wondrous ballad's resurgence in popularity.

"You might’ve heard that the first part of the fantastic, gripping new series of Stranger Things has recently been released on Netflix," she wrote.

"It features the song, 'Running Up That Hill' which is being given a whole new lease of life by the young fans who love the show – I love it too!"

She added: "Because of this, 'Running Up That Hill' is charting around the world and has entered the UK chart.

"It's all really exciting! Thanks very much to everyone who has supported the song. I wait with bated breath for the rest of the series in July."

'Running Up That Hill' was the lead single and opening track from her 1985 Hounds of Love album.

On its first release in the mid-1980s, it 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.

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