LONDON (Reuters) – Singer-songwriter Kate Bush topped the UK charts on Friday with her 1985 hit “Running Up the Hill”, breaking multiple records with the song’s reincarnation for the Netflix series “Stranger”. things.
“Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” reached its best third when it was initially released, but the final season of the 1980s series about supernatural horrors found a new fanbase among the younger generation. . In a fictional Indiana town called Hawkins.
The song from Bush’s “Hounds of Love” album has performed well on the charts in several countries, including the United States, since the first episode pack of “Stranger Things” season four hit Netflix in late May.
Bush, who rose to fame in 1978 with her debut single “Wuthering Heights”, with which the then 19-year-old singer wowed fans with her unique voice and expressive dance steps, made a rare comment on the song’s newfound popularity. . And said she was a fan of the science fiction series created by the brothers Matt and Ross Duffer.
Bush, 63, said in a statement earlier this month, “It’s poignant that the song was received so warmly, especially by the young fans who love the series.”
The Official Charts Company said that Bush broke three official chart records on Friday: the longest time for a single to reach number one — 37 years — as well as the oldest female artist to feature a song in the lead.
And 44 years after he sang the number 1 song with “Wuthering Heights” in the UK, Bush now holds the record for the longest break among number 1 singles in official chart history.
(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian)
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