Stranger Things Sparks New Interest in Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’


Like all of the Stranger Things seasons before, the fourth one features many songs from the 1980s, since the show takes place in that era. However, not many made a comeback in the charts around the world like ‘Running Up That Hill‘, by Kate Bush. As a matter of fact, the classic rock record sits as high as the 8th position in the UK chart.

Bush, who very rarely makes public statements or appearances these days, commented on the surprising feat made possible by the Strangers Things show. In fact, she posted on her website to show her appreciation for the recent outpouring of love for her song.

“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!”

Obviously, the fact that the song is climbing up the charts almost 40 years after its release is incredible. This shows just how much the Stranger Things series is popular. “It’s all really exciting!”, Bush said. Thanks very much to everyone who has supported the song. I wait with bated breath for the rest of the series in July.”

Interestingly enough, ‘Running Up That Hill’ served as a base for a well-known techno song: ‘Running‘ by Anyma (Tale of Us) and Meg Myers. Honestly, both versions are very good and worth a listen.

Per Spotify, Bush’s full catalog has seen a 1,600% uptick in global streams since the Stranger Things premiere. We may see other songs from the show’s soundtrack having this kind of resurgence in the future.

Stay tuned for more news!