Kate Bush scored her first US Top 10 hit with Running Up That Hill, 37 years after its release.
The song is a key plot point in Netflix’s new supernatural drama series Stranger Things, and has exploded in popularity since the show debuted on May 27. It is now No. 8 in the US and reached the same position on the UK Singles Chart last Friday.
Running Up That Hill reached No. 30 in the United States on its first release in 1985, its highest charting to date.
It is currently the second most played song in the world on Spotify and Apple Music, behind As It Was by Harry Styles and Wait For U by Future respectively.
In Sunday’s UK charts midweek sales update, he had risen to No. 2 behind Styles to put him in strong contention for the No. 1 spot on Friday.
In a statement on his website, Bush said the song’s resurgence is “really exciting,” adding that it “is being given a whole new life by young fans who love the show — I love it too!” »
Aside from the Christmas songs that return to the charts every year, it’s rare for an old song to re-enter the US Top 10. Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody last reached No. 2 in 1992 after being included in Wayne’s World, although Fleetwood Mac came close to the Top 10 with Dreams in 2020 after being used on a viral TikTok video.