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 Whole Story - Hype Sticker - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $56.50, €57.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 06-Oct-2022 08:09)on October 6, 2022 at 10:32 pm
KATE BUSH The Whole Story (1986 UK 12-track compilation LP, including the re-recorded vocal version of Wuthering Heights, hype stickered gatefold picture sleeve. Calling this 'The Whole Story' is a bit of a misnomer as you can't capture the majesty of Ms. Bush on just one LP but it is a damn fine compilation of her single releases nonethelesss. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl is flawless KBTV1)
- Kate Bush - Lionheart - Dutch - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.95, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 13:40)on October 6, 2022 at 10:32 pm
KATE BUSH Lionheart (1978 Dutch 10-track LP, complete with plain yellow inner, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve shows just a little shelfwear & foxing, whilst the vinyl is Excellent with little sign of play)
- Kate Bush - Breathing - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $11.30, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 04-Aug-2022 10:56)on October 6, 2022 at 10:32 pm
KATE BUSH Breathing (1980 UK 7" vinyl single, also including The Empty Bullring, picture sleeve with lyrics on the back EMI5058)
- Kate Bush - Never For Ever - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $50.85, €51.30 (New Item) (arrived 10-Aug-2022 14:05)on October 6, 2022 at 10:32 pm
KATE BUSH Never For Ever (1980 UK first issue 11-track vinyl LP including the mesmerising Babooshka, Army Dreamers and Breathing, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl looks barely played EMA794)
- Kate Bush - On Stage - Gatefold - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $11.30, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 17:19)on October 6, 2022 at 10:32 pm
KATE BUSH On Stage (1979 UK 4-track 33rpm 7" vinyl EP with its intact four-prong centre, including Them Heavy People, Don't Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake, James & The Cold Gun and L'Amour Looks Something Like You, all recorded live at London's Hammersmith Odeon in May 1979. Both the gatefold picture sleeve and vinyl remain in excellent condition MIEP2991)