Kate Bush's Stranger Things hit runs up that hill to number one

London, UK – The adage that "stranger things have happened" has a deeper meaning for Kate Bush.

Thanks to Stranger Things, Kate Bush's 1985 hit Running Up That Hill has entered the top spot of the UK Singles Chart.
Thanks to Stranger Things, Kate Bush's 1985 hit Running Up That Hill has entered the top spot of the UK Singles Chart.  © EMMA MCINTYRE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

The British singer-songwriter’s 1985 hit song Running Up That Hill has seen a resurgence in popularity after being featured in the fourth season of Netflix’s sci-fi series Stranger Things.

The song has bumped Harry Styles’ As It Was out of the top spot on the official UK Singles Chart.

"I have to admit, I feel really moved by it all," Bush shared on her official website. "Thank you so very much for making the song a No. 1 in such an unexpected way."

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"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."

Bush last reached the top spot on the chart 44 years ago with her debut 1978 single Wuthering Heights.

According to Billboard, the 63-year-old musician is now the oldest female artist to lead the UK Singles Chart. Cher was 52 when her song Believe topped the chart in 1998.

The usually reclusive artist saluted the Duffer Brothers, who created Stranger Things, for "taking this new series into a much more adult and darker place. I want to thank them so much for bringing the song into so many people’s lives."

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