‘Stranger Things’: Kate Bush's ‘Running Up That Hill’ tops charts after featuring in Netflix show
‘Running up That Hill’, which came out in 1985, became viral after this episode and also reached the number one position on iTunes
'Stranger Things' Season 4 dropped on Netflix sometime ago and it has already broken the opening week’s viewing records. The current season of ‘Stranger Things’ has definitely gone much darker then its previous seasons, making it an eerie and spine-chilling watch.
In the fourth episode of Season 4, titled ‘Dear Billy’, we saw how Max (Sadie Sink) was constantly getting haunted by Vecna. Later it was revealed how the monster’s next target is Max. When Vecna flips the reality for Max and ends up sending her to the weird realm of Upside Down, it's very difficult for her to find a way back into the real world. Suddenly, Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Robin (Maya Hawke) come into the picture to rescue Max, and tell Dustin how listening to music would help her to come back into the real world. The song Max listens to often is Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’.
As soon as Max hears the song playing, she gets a good chance of coming outside the Upside Down. She successfully runs away from Vecna and arrives in the real world again. Max successfully ends up going back to her group of friends, and the song plays in the background during this scene in the episode.
‘Running up That Hill’, which came out in 1985, became viral after this episode and also reached the number one position on iTunes. The song by the 63-year-old veteran singer set three huge all-time records on Friday because of its appearance on the Netflix drama series. It has broken the record for the longest time ever taken for a single to reach No 1, according to the Official Charts Company. Bush can also boast of being the oldest female artist to have topped the charts. The singer now also holds the record for the longest gap between two No 1 singles - her song “Wuthering Heights” was a top hit in the UK 44 years ago, when she was 19.
When 'Running Up That Hill' was first released, it took the third position on global music charts.
After the sudden success of the song, Bush released a statement earlier this month thanking Netflix and fans for showing unconditional love and support for the iconic song. She said seeing her song back on the charts and trending worldwide had been 'really exciting'.
"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! 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”, Kate Bush wrote in a statement on her official website.
It would be really exciting to see if Bush’s iconic song features in the last two episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4. Like all ardent fans, even Kate will be waiting for the final two episodes. She wrote, “I wait with bated breath for the rest of the series in July. Best wishes, Kate”.