4 things to know about Running up that hill, Kate Bush's hit hit thanks to Stranger Things

4 things to know about Running up that hill, Kate Bush’s hit hit thanks to Stranger Things

Discreet, singer Kate Bush came out of silence to comment on the resurgence of popularity of her hit. (Photo by Pete Still/Redferns)

Since the release of the last season of “Stranger Things”, the song “Running up that hill” by Kate Bush is once again at the top of the charts. A new life for a piece steeped in history, which marked the 80s, and which is coming back into fashion.

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to restore popularity to a piece that you thought was out of fashion. TikTok proves this on a daily basis with various challenges, which have allowed tracks from My Chemical Romance or even Fleetwood Mac to reach a new audience. But as far as Kate Bush is concerned, it’s to Netflix that she owes the resurgence of interest in the 1980s hit “Running up that hill”. Present in an episode of the series “Stranger Things”, the song has seduced young viewers who have been listening to it on a loop for several days.

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A special love song

When the song was released in 1985, Kate Bush explained that her song told “the story of a relationship between a man and a woman. They love each other very much, and the power of their relationship is going to cause them trouble. will create insecurities. The song explains that if they could change their bodies to put themselves in the other’s shoes, they could understand each other better and forget their problems.”

Kate Bush didn’t like the title of the song

Originally, the track was not to be titled “Running up that hill”, but “Deal With God”. However, his label decided to change the title, convinced that the radios would refuse to broadcast a song with the word “God” in the title. A choice largely regretted by the author and performer, who however accepted the change: her previous album had not worked well, and she absolutely wanted her song to be heard on the airwaves. A good decision, since “Running up that hill” became Kate Bush’s biggest hit in the United States.

A remarkable recovery in 2007

This isn’t the first time Kate Bush’s hit has received renewed attention. In 2007, the song was covered by the British group Placebo for their album “Covers”, and this version was used in the feature film “Daybreakers”, a vampire film with Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe released in 2010. The cover had was a great success, and already at the time, many listeners had been interested in the original version.

The emotion of Kate Bush

Faced with the incredible success of the song in recent days, whether on social networks, streaming platforms or even download platforms, Kate Bush has agreed to come out of silence. Discreet, the singer speaks only rarely, and explained on her official website that she was particularly moved and happy to see a new generation discover this piece. She would therefore like to thank the series “Stranger Things”: “We hear the song Running Up That Hill, which tastes new life thanks to the young fans who love the series, just like me. Thanks to that, Running Up That Hill charts across the world and entered the UK charts at number eight. It’s so awesome. A big thank you to everyone who supported the song.”

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