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    Kate Bush On The Success Of ‘Running Up That Hill’ On Stranger Things

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    Stranger Things will soon be unleashing season 4’s Vol.2 on us, but in the meantime, Vol.1 gave us the revival of the epic Kate Bush song: Running Up The Hill (A Deal with God).

    The song initially peaked at No.3 in the Officials Singles Chart during its release back in 1985. But 37 years later, the tune has finally seen justice and hit the No.1 spot thanks to Stranger Things.

    Thanks to its powerful feature during Sadie Sink’s Emmy-worthy scene in the episode entitled “Dear Billy” in the Netflix sci-fi series, the song has resonated with a whole new audience.

    But what does the critically acclaimed song actually mean? The legend herself, Kate, dishes all.

    Writing on her website in a rare but raw statement, the singer shared her surprise: “The track is being responded to in so many positive ways. I’ve never experienced anything quite like this before!”

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    When asked about the hit song’s meaning, Kate Bush told BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, “I really like people to hear a song and take from it what they want. But originally, it was written as the idea of a man and a woman swapping with each other. Just to feel what it was like, from the other side.”

    Detailing her shock over the success of the throwback song, Kate continued: “It’s such a great series, so I thought that the track would get some attention. But I just never imagined that it would be anything like this. It’s so exciting but it’s quite shocking really — the whole world’s gone mad.”

    She has also commented on the song’s reinvention, writing in her most recent blog update, “By featuring Running Up That Hill in such a positive light – as a talisman for Max (one of the main female characters) – the song has been brought into the emotional arena of her story. Fear, conflict and the power of love are all around her and her friends.”


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