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 - The Kick Inside - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jun-2022 11:15)on June 26, 2022 at 9:09 pm
KATE BUSH The Kick Inside (1978 UK first press 13-track LP with 'Remember Yourself' etched in the side one run-out, the debut studio album including the classics The Man With The Child In His Eyes & Wuthering Heights, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve [VG+] shows a couple of minor paper marks to the sticky edge on the back & the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with faint signs of play only EMC3223)
- Kate Bush - The Biography Kate Bush - UK - book - £14.99, $18.29, €17.39 (New Item) (arrived 26-May-2022 11:46)on June 26, 2022 at 9:09 pm
KATE BUSH The Biography Kate Bush (2005 UK 232-page hardback biographical book by Rob Jovanovic which traces her career from her upbringing in Kent to the arrival of her No. 1 debut single and the onset of international stardom. Features a list of tour dates / live appearances, discography, videography and 16 pages of photographs. Complete with its great dust outer jacket, the book remains in fantastic condition!)
- Kate Bush - On Stage - Canadian - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.40, €23.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 03-May-2022 08:51)on June 26, 2022 at 9:09 pm
KATE BUSH On Stage (1979 Canadian wide centred 4-track 7" live EP, plain die cut paper sleeve EP82000)
- Kate Bush - Rocket Man - Poster Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €17.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 03-May-2022 08:51)on June 26, 2022 at 9:09 pm
KATE BUSH Rocket Man (1990 UK limited edition 7" vinyl single, also including Candle In The Wind, both covers of the Elton John / Bernie Taupin classics, housed in card sleeve within a wrap-around poster which fold-outs to reveal a double-sided close-up image of Kate TRIBO2)
- Kate Bush - On Stage - Gatefold - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.30, €17.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 03-May-2022 08:51)on June 26, 2022 at 9:09 pm
KATE BUSH On Stage (1979 UK 4-track 33rpm 7" vinyl EP with intact four prong push-out centre, featuring Them Heavy People, Don't Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake, James And The Cold Gun and L'Amour Looks Something Like You, all recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon in May 1979, gatefold picture sleeve MIEP2991)