Kate Bush has been ‘Running Up That Hill’ for 37 years to number 1, thanks to 'Stranger Things'

Check out the full season 4 soundtrack now!
'Stranger Things' Sadie Sink and singer Kate Bush
'Stranger Things' Sadie Sink and singer Kate Bush Photo credit Kevin Winter/TV Times - Getty Images
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Following the season 4 premiere of Netflix's Stranger Things, an 80s icon has shot to the top of the charts almost 40 years after the release of her biggest single.

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British singer Kate Bush's 1985 single "Running Up That Hill (Deal With God)" has received its fair share of covers, most notably English rockers Placebo's stirring version, included on their 2003 Covers album, and Meg Myers' 2019 version that could easily be mistaken for an updated version by Kate herself.

Its most recent inclusion comes on the season 4 soundtrack of the 80s-heavy Netflix series Stranger Things, along with a few other classic favorites from Dead Or Alive, the Talking Heads, The Cramps, The Beach Boys, a new version of Journey’s “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” Ricky Nelson, Falco, and KISS, to name just a few. Check out the full tracklist below.

Stranger Things Season 4, Volume I: Soundtrack:

Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (Bryce Miller/Alloy Tracks Remix) – Journey
California Dreamin’ – The Beach Boys
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) – Dead or Alive
Chica Mejicanita – Mae Arnette
Play with Me – Extreme
Detroit Rock City – KISS
I Was a Teenage Werewolf – The Cramps
Pass the Dutchie – Musical Youth
Wipeout – The Surfaris
Object of My Desire – Starpoint
Rock Me Amadeus (The Gold Mix) – Falco
Travelin’ Man – Ricky Nelson
Tarzan Boy – Baltimora
Dream a Little Dream of Me – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Kate Bush's single, from her 1985 Hounds of Love album, is used throughout the series, highlighting Max Mayfield's (actor Sadie Sink) emotional struggle as she avoids everyone in Hawkins.

Thanks to the show's star, Winona Ryder, who had pushed for Bush's music to be included, the single that originally peaked at number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was first released is currently topping the charts on Spotify, Apple's iTunes Top 100: Global, and their Top 100: UK. Ryder told USA TODAY ahead of the season premiere, “I’ve been obsessed with her since I was a little girl,” adding, "I’ve also for the last seven years been dropping hints on set wearing my Kate Bush T-shirts."

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