Kate Bush has gained popularity ever since the premiere of Season 4 of Stranger Things on Netflix in May. Her 1985 hit song, Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God) has become the Internet’s favourite ever since it saved Max Mayfield from the horrific villain Vecna in Episode 4 of Volume 1. The singer has earned millions from royalties alone and now the song is at the No. 1 spot on Global Spotify.
Kate Bush talks about her song’s immense success
Kate Bush allowed the Duffer Brothers to use the song in the show because she herself is a fan of the sci-fi series. At the time, little did she know that her song would gain immense popularity and attain over 7 million streams on Spotify. The song has been in the No.1 spot on the Global Spotify list for the last 5 days and it seems like it will continue to stay there since Volume 2 of the season is out now on Netflix.
The song recently broke three records due to its return to the top of the UK Singles Chart. The singer recently posted a message on her website in which she talked about the song’s success.
“Whoooo Hoooo everybody! I just can’t believe it – No. 1 for the third week. We’re all so excited! In fact, it’s all starting to feel a bit surreal,” the singer said.
Kate Bush says she is delighted that her song is a part of Stranger Things
The singer also expressed happiness towards the Duffer Brothers for choosing her song and stated,
“I’d only seen the scenes that directly involved the use of the track and so I didn’t know how the story would evolve or build. I was so delighted that the Duffer Brothers wanted to use RUTH for Max’s totem but now having seen the whole of this last series, I feel deeply honoured that the song was chosen to become a part of their roller-coaster journey.”
Fans show their love for Kate Bush’s song Running Up That Hill on Twitter
The show’s fans also expressed their love for the song on Twitter.
BTS music cannot save us from vecna
— she is coming 🫀 (@MlLEYDIOR) July 3, 2022
Kate bush stan now
— minaj stats (@minajstatss) July 4, 2022
only legends in the building pic.twitter.com/AhZP0TjRSG
— lady bird's oscar (@svspiria2018) July 3, 2022
Man, Kate Bush is having a time right now. Deservedly so. Song’s a banger and the way the Duffer brothers have utilized the song in “Stranger Things” has given me chills. Just well done https://t.co/KAlVG3Abzc
— Uncle Sean (@seankokeefe) July 3, 2022
— erin (@peliculaluvr) July 1, 2022
The mix between running up that hill and stranger things theme song is just chef’s kiss https://t.co/6KINPk9Rnj
— imango 🥭 (@imanrzmn) July 2, 2022
The fans also praised the song’s mix with the Stranger Things theme in Volume 2. Moreover, the song was also covered by Halsey during one of her concerts.
Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 is streaming now on Netflix.