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'Stranger Things' Season 4: Kate Bush thanks fans after 'Running Up That Hill' tops charts

Kate Bush is 'really excited' after 'Running Up That Hill' topped the charts, all thanks to 'Stranger Things'
Singer-songwriter Kate Bush thanks fans for their support (Facebook/@KateBush and Netflix)
Singer-songwriter Kate Bush thanks fans for their support (Facebook/@KateBush and Netflix)

It’s been just over a week since Volume One of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 made its way to Netflix and the show has already broken the opening weekend viewing records. The show is much darker than the previous editions, making it the scariest season yet. Apart from having a stellar storyline, the latest edition also saw Kate Bush’s ‘Running up That Hill’ being used as one of the most pivotal aspects.

In Episode 4, titled ‘Dear Billy’, Max (Sadie Sink) was being haunted by Vecna and it was revealed that the monster’s next target is Max. When Vecna changes reality for Max and sends her to Upside Down, it gets really hard for her to get out of the supernatural world. But Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Robin (Maya Hawke) come to the rescue, telling Dustin that music will help her in coming back to the real world. The song she listens often to is Kate Bush’s ‘Running up That Hill’.


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As soon as the song plays, Max gets a chance to get out of the Upside Down. She manages to get away from Vecna and reach the real world. Max reaches to her friends while the song is playing in the background. The song, which became really famous in the 1980s, began trending after the episode and eventually clinched the numero uno position on iTunes.

Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield in 'Stranger Things' Season 4 (Netflix)

After garnering so much success, British singer-songwriter Kate Bush has finally released a statement and thanked Netflix and fans who showed so much support for the classic song. Seeing her song back on the charts and trending worldwide has been “really exciting” for her, she revealed.

“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 U.K. chart at No. 8. It’s all really exciting! Thanks very much to everyone who has supported the song,” Bush wrote on her website​.

It would be interesting to see whether ‘Running up That Hill’ will feature in the final two episodes of Season 4 or not, but just like everyone, Bush will eagerly wait for the last two episodes to release.

She wrote, “I wait with bated breath for the rest of the series in July. Best wishes, Kate.”

This was the first time after Christmas 2021 that Kate Bush wrote a message for the fans on her website and Netflix shared her response on their official Twitter page as well.


The song currently sits at No.1 on Spotify’s Top 50 US streaming chart, and No. 2 on the music-streaming service’s Top 50 Global chart. When it comes to numbers, the song saw an 8,700% increase in global streams on Spotify. Apart from the US, the song entered the Top 10 lists in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, and Ireland.

‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Vol. 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.