Almost 40 years after its release, Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill has topped the UK charts – and broken three chart records in the process
It seemed inevitable, and yet it’s still a quite frankly astonishing show of the power of the good ol’ TV music sync…almost 40 years on from its original release way back in 1985, Kate Bush‘s unstoppable anthem Running Up That Hill has officially been crowned the UK number 1 single.
It was reported earlier in the week that the smash hit from 85’s Hounds Of Love album could be in line for the top spot of the UK single charts following a change to a previous rule that was designed to prevent old songs dominating the charts through streaming. Now, sure enough, it’s been confirmed that Running Up That Hill has knocked pop megastar Harry Styles’ recent single As It Was from the very top of the Top 40.
Not only that, but the landmark moment also means Kate Bush has broken three records in the official UK single charts – the longest gap between Number 1 singles (her last being 1978’s Wuthering Heights), the longest time taken for a song to reach number one (thirty seven years) and the oldest female artist ever to ever land a UK number 1.
The unprecedented renewed hype for Running Up That Hill comes off the back of its star turn in the latest season of Stranger Things, with Bush herself even breaking her media silence to acknowledge the amazing amount of love currently being shown for the song.
“You might’ve heard that the first part of the fantastic, gripping new series of Stranger Things has recently been released on Netflix,” she wrote on her website. “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…it’s all really exciting! Thanks very much to everyone who has supported the song.”
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- Kate Bush - Never For Ever - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.00, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 06-Feb-2023 16:21)on February 7, 2023 at 6:34 am
KATE BUSH Never For Ever (Classic 1980 UK 11-track LP, including Babooshka, Army Dreamers & the sensual Breathing with Roy Harper on backing vocals. Comes housed in the original non-barcoded gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve is Excellent with some edge & corner wear, the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with few signs of play EMA794)
- Kate Bush - Lionheart - Remastered 180 Gram - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £26.99, $32.39, €30.23 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jan-2023 12:20)on February 7, 2023 at 6:34 am
KATE BUSH Lionheart (Remastered 2018 UK/EU limited edition 10-track LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl. Kate's second album originally released in November 1978, featuring the worldwide singles Wow, Hammer Horror and Symphony In Blue. Gatefold picture sleeve replicating the original cover artwork with gold embossed titles front and back, hype sticker & factory sealed)
- Kate Bush - Wow - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.60, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 27-Oct-2022 12:45)on February 7, 2023 at 6:34 am
KATE BUSH Wow (1978 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Fullhouse, EMI company die-cut paper sleeve EMI2911)
- Kate Bush - The Dreaming - US - vinyl LP - £40.00, $48.00, €44.80 (New Item) (arrived 31-Oct-2022 10:10)on February 7, 2023 at 6:34 am
KATE BUSH The Dreaming (1993 US CEMA Special Markets issue 10-track LP, the fourth studio album from the British songstress originally released in 1982, including Sat In Your Lap, Suspended In Gaffa & There Goes A Tenner, barcode picture sleeve. The sleeve on this copy has some minor storage wear/crease to the bottom left corner but is otherwise excellent, the vinyl is near mint with only a couple of light surface marks S11-56886)
- Kate Bush - Lionheart - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 21-Nov-2022 14:24)on February 7, 2023 at 6:34 am
KATE BUSH Lionheart (1978 UK first press 10-track LP with 'Hope you like it' etched into the dead wax & instrumental input from Francis Monkman of Curved Air, complete with the yellow inner & the original embossed gatefold picture sleeve withlyrics inside. The sleeve is Excellent with a little faint edge wear & the vinyl appears barely played EMA787)