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Running Up That Chart: Kate Bush celebrates first Top 5 hit in the US


Kate says it’s “so exciting” after her 1985 hit ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)’ reached the top 5 in the US.

The 63-year-old star recently celebrated the song being given “a whole new lease of life” after it was featured in the popular Netflix sci-fi horror series ‘Stranger Things’, went viral on TikTok and then proceeded to re-enter the charts in several countries.

And it continues to climb the charts, hitting No.1 in Norway and Austria and No.4 in the US, giving Kate her first-ever Top 5 hit in America.

In a fresh statement, she said: “It’s all so exciting! Since the last post, ‘Running Up That Hill’ has gone to No. 1 in Norway and Austria. This is such great news and we just heard today that it’s up from No. 8 to No. 4 in the U.S.

“The track is being responded to in so many positive ways. I’ve never experienced anything quite like this before!

“I just want to say a really big thank you to everyone in the U.S. who has supported the song.

“It’s the first time I’ve had a top ten single over there and now it’s in the top 5! Thank you so much again to the Duffer Brothers – because of their latest, extraordinary series of Stranger Things, the track is being discovered by a whole new audience.”

Just last week, Kate’s album ‘Hounds Of Love’ reached No.1 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums Chart in the US.

Since ‘Stranger Things’ season 4 hit the streaming platform in May, streams for ‘Running Up That Hill’ have surged by 153 per cent on Spotify.

Declaring her love for ‘Stranger Things’, the ‘Wuthering Heights’ singer said previously: “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 UK chart at No. 8. It’s all really exciting! Thanks very much to everyone who has supported the song. I wait with bated breath for the rest of the series in July.”

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