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Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ Shatters UK Record: Look + Listen

Courtesy of season four of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, veteran UK singer Kate Bush‘s 1985 classic “Running Up That Hill” lifts 2-1.

In a statement on her official website about her renewed success 37 years after it’s initial release, the 80s pop star wrote:

“I’m overwhelmed by the scale of affection and support the song is receiving and it’s all happening really fast, as if it’s being driven along by a kind of elemental force.” “I have to admit I feel really moved by it all. Thank you so very much for making the song a No. 1 in such an unexpected way.”

According to the Official Charts Company, “Running” sets three new marks.

The Hounds of Love track boasts the longest-ever gap between #1 singles in Official Chart history, with 44 years separating her 1978 career-launching leader “Wuthering Heights” and “Running Up That Hill,” which tops the chart for the week starting June 17.

The previous record holder was Tom Jones and the 42-year gap between “Green Green Grass of Home” and charity single “(Barry) Islands in the Stream.”

Bush is also the record holder for the longest time taken for a single to reach #1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, besting Wham’s seasonal favorite “Last Christmas,” which completed a 36-year run to the top at the turn of 2021.

Also, Bush becomes the oldest female artist ever to lead the Official U.K. Singles Chart, at 63 years and 11 months. With that feat, she eclipses Cher, who was 52 when “Believe” topped the survey in 1998.

According to Martin Talbot, CEO of the OCC “It has been fantastic to see the iconic Kate Bush climbing up the Official Singles Chart with ‘Running Up That Hill’ – and to see her breaking a slew of records into the bargain.” “The way that a new generation of music fans have taken her classic track to their hearts really does cement Kate’s position as an all-time great, if that were at all necessary.”

Elsewhere, “Running Up That Hill” jumps #8 to #@4 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a new career peak.

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Author: Al Denté

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