Kate Bush thanks Stranger Things fans for giving Running Up That Hill ‘a whole new lease of life’

Three-time Grammy nominee Kate Bush issued a rare statement on Sunday thanking fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things for the surprising resurgence of her 1985 hit Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God).

‘You might’ve heard that the first part of the fantastic, gripping new series of Stranger Things has recently been released on Netflix. 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! ‘ the British 63-year-old wrote on her official website.

‘Because of this, Running Up That Hill is charting around the world and has entered the UK chart at No. 8. 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. Best wishes, Kate. ‘

Delighted: Kate Bush (pictured in 2014) issued a rare statement Sunday thanking fans of Netflix's Stranger Things for the resurgence of her 1985 hit Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

Delighted: Kate Bush (pictured in 2014) issued a rare statement Sunday thanking fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things for the resurgence of her 1985 hit Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

In the fourth season of the Duffer Brothers’ hit show, Running Up That Hill happens to be grieving teen Max Mayfield’s (Sadie Sink) favorite song, and it unexpectedly saves her life in episode four.

Bush’s alt-pop single originally reached No. 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100 but, because of Stranger Things, is currently No. 4 on Spotify Weekly Top Songs Global chart and it’s No. 3 on Apple Music’s Top 100 Global chart.

The David Garfath-directed, interpretive dance-filled music video has amassed 56.5M views on YouTube – a nearly 15,000% rise from the previous week.

‘[Stranger Things music supervisor] Nora Felder came to us pre-pandemic to discuss the idea of ​​using it as Max’s song for this season, ‘Sony Music Publishing’s Wende Crowley recalled to Variety last Wednesday.

The 63-year-old British wrote on her website: 'You might've heard that the first part of the fantastic, gripping new series of Stranger Things has recently been released on Netflix.  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! '

The 63-year-old British wrote on her website: ‘You might’ve heard that the first part of the fantastic, gripping new series of Stranger Things has recently been released on Netflix. 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! ‘

Kate continued: 'Because of this, Running Up That Hill is charting around the world and has entered the UK chart at No. 8. 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.  Best wishes! '

Kate continued: ‘Because of this, Running Up That Hill is charting around the world and has entered the UK chart at No. 8. 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. Best wishes! ‘

'Kate Bush is selective when it comes to licensing her music': In the fourth season of the Duffer Brothers' hit show, Running Up That Hill happens to be grieving teen Max Mayfield's (Sadie Sink) favorite song, and it unexpectedly saves her life in episode four

‘Kate Bush is selective when it comes to licensing her music’: In the fourth season of the Duffer Brothers’ hit show, Running Up That Hill happens to be grieving teen Max Mayfield’s (Sadie Sink) favorite song, and it unexpectedly saves her life in episode four

‘She wanted to make sure it was within the realm of possibility before she got the Duffer Brothers on board with the idea, since the song was going to be “such a focal point to Max’s storyline.”

‘Kate Bush is selective when it comes to licensing her music and because of that, we made sure to get script pages and footage for her to review so she could see exactly how the song would be used.’

Running Up That Hill has also inspired many artists such as Kim Petras, Placebo, Alanis Morissette, Ellie Goulding, Charli XCX, kd lang, Grimes, Solange Knowles, Adele and Coldplay.

In 2016, Kate (born Catherine) released a live album of her 22-night London Hammersmith Apollo residence Before the Dawn from 2014.

Still running!  Bush's alt-pop single originally reached No. 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100 but, because of Stranger Things, is currently No. 4 on Spotify Weekly Top Songs Global chart and it's No. 3 on Apple Music's Top 100 Global chart

Still running! Bush’s alt-pop single originally reached No. 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100 but, because of Stranger Things, is currently No. 4 on Spotify Weekly Top Songs Global chart and it’s No. 3 on Apple Music’s Top 100 Global chart

No. 25 on YouTube!  The David Garfath-directed, interpretive dance-filled music video has amassed 56.5M views on YouTube - a nearly 15,000% rise from the previous week

No. 25 on YouTube! The David Garfath-directed, interpretive dance-filled music video has amassed 56.5M views on YouTube – a nearly 15,000% rise from the previous week

Speed ​​of Sound: Running Up That Hill has also inspired many artists such as Kim Petras, Placebo, Alanis Morissette, Ellie Goulding, Charli XCX, kd lang, Grimes, Solange Knowles, Adele, and Coldplay (pictured)

Speed ​​of Sound: Running Up That Hill has also inspired many artists such as Kim Petras, Placebo, Alanis Morissette, Ellie Goulding, Charli XCX, kd lang, Grimes, Solange Knowles, Adele, and Coldplay (pictured)

But the reclusive raconteur with the four-octave soprano pipes hasn’t released new music since her 10th studio album 50 Words for Snow in 2011.

In March, Bush was nominated (for the third time) to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this November, but she did not receive enough votes from fans. Perhaps this will change next year.

On the personal front, Kate is the mother to 24-year-old son Albert from her 30-year marriage to guitarist Danny McIntosh.

Last sighting: In 2016, the reclusive raconteur with the four-octave soprano pipes released a live album of her 2014 concert Before the Dawn (pictured), but she hasn't released new music since her 10th studio album 50 Words for Snow in 2011

Last sighting: In 2016, the reclusive raconteur with the four-octave soprano pipes released a live album of her 2014 concert Before the Dawn (pictured), but she hasn’t released new music since her 10th studio album 50 Words for Snow in 2011

Better luck next year?  In March, Kate was nominated (for the third time) to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this November, but she did not receive enough votes from fans.

Better luck next year? In March, Kate was nominated (for the third time) to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this November, but she did not receive enough votes from fans.

.

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: