Kate Bush has said fans of the ‘fantastic’ new series Stranger Things have given her song Running Up That Hill ‘a whole new life’ as it continues to find chart success around the world.
The first part of the fourth series of Stranger Things recently dropped on Netflix to rave reviews – with volume two slated to follow in July.
The 37-year-old track is billed as a favorite song of the character, Max Mayfield, played by Sadie Sink.
In a rare statement on his website, Bush said the new hit from his 1985 hit was “really exciting” and thanked “everyone” who gave it their support.
The 63-year-old English singer-songwriter said: “You may have heard that the first part of the fantastic and gripping new series ‘Stranger Things’ has recently been released on Netflix.
“It features the song ‘Running Up That Hill’ which young fans who love the show are giving a whole new lease of life – I love it too!
“Because of this, Running Up That Hill toured the world and entered the UK chart at No. 8.
“It’s really exciting! Thank you so much to everyone who supported the song.
“I look forward to the rest of the series in July. »
From his album Hounds of Love, the song was first released in August 1985 and reached number three in the UK while giving Bush his first US hit since the 1970s.
Since its inclusion in Stranger Things, which is set in the 1980s, the song has risen to number one on the iTunes charts.
Along with entering the UK top 10, it is also the most streamed song on Spotify in the UK and US.
The song reached number one on iTunes
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Running Up That Hill also boosted album sales for Hounds of Love, which currently sits just outside the top 50 in the UK.
In 1985, Bush said the song was “about a relationship between a man and a woman.”
“They love each other very much and the power of the relationship is something that bothers them,” she added.