Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ breaks UK chart record 37 years after release
In the year In 1985, interest in the song resurfaced after it premiered on the new Netflix show The Incredibles.
After taking off on social media among young fans, many of whom were hearing Bush’s music for the first time, the song began to climb charts around the world, thanks to the support of fans.
On Friday (June 17), it was revealed that ‘Running on the Hill’ has reached number one on the Official Singles Chart, a feat the song never achieved when it debuted in 1985 and peaked at number three.
Bush’s return to the charts broke three major records in UK chart history.
The song was previously released by WAM! It took longer than the single (last Christmas) to reach number one on the Official Singles Chart.
At 63, Bush is also the oldest female artist to have No. 1 singles and has the longest gap between No. 1 singles in history, having last topped the chart in 1978 with “Wuthering Heights.”
Earlier this week, Bush returned to his blog to share his surprise when “Running on the Hill” topped the charts.
“Exciting,” he explained, “there’s been a lot of positive feedback for the song. I have never experienced anything like this before!”
“Thanks again to the Duffer Brothers for the ultimate extraordinary series. A new audience is discovering new music.”
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