Sadie Sink and Caleb McLaughlin in a scene from the fourth season of ‘Stranger Things’ Photo: Tina Rowden / Netflix
Singer-songwriter Kate Bush topped the UK charts on Friday with her 1985 hit, Running Up the Hill, which broke multiple records with a reborn song for the Netflix series Stranger Things.
Running Up the Hill (A Deal with God) took its best third place when it was initially released, but the final season of a 1980s series about supernatural horrors in a fictional Indiana town named Hawkins was held by the younger generation. Got a new fan base.
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 won fans over with her unique voice and expressive dance steps, commented on the song’s newfound popularity, saying she was a Was a fan of the science fiction series created by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer.
“It’s heartbreaking that the song was received with such warmth, especially because of the young fans who love the series,” Bush said in a statement earlier this month.
The official chart 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 have ever held a song at the top.
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 between number 1 singles in official chart history.