Thanks to Stranger Things, ‘Running Up That Hill’ Singer Kate Bush Earns Whopping $2.3M in Streaming Royalties Alone

Singer Kate Bush’s 1985 hit “Running Up That Hill” recently broke three world records thanks to Netflix’s Stranger Things. Kate Bush wrote and produced the entire album herself and owns the copyright to her recordings, this means she’s likely keeping the bulk of the money that she’s earning.

Running Up That Hill broke three world records

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Kate Bush’s song broke three world records

The song broke these 3 world records:

The longest time for a track to reach No.1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart: “Running Up that Hill (A Deal with God)” took 36 years and 310 days to reach No.1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart.

Oldest female artist to reach No.1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart: Kate Bush was 63 years and 328 days old when “Running Up that Hill (A Deal with God)” climbed to No.1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart on 23 June 2022.

Longest gap between No.1s on the UK’s Official Singles Chart: It took 44 years and 83 days for Kate Bush to return to No.1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart.

“I just can’t believe it — No. 1 for the third week. In fact, it’s all starting to feel a bit surreal.” Bush wrote in a blog post on Friday.

Also read: ‘Oh My God, It’s Actually Her’: Stranger Things Star Noah Schnapp Recalls Fanboy Moment When He Met His Crush Zendaya

Kate Bush earned a lot of money

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Kate Bush earned $2.3 million

As per sources, she earned about $2.3 million in streaming royalties in the month since the release of Stranger Things’ latest season. These earnings were generated between May 27 and June 23, and she will continue to earn more, given that new episodes of the show were released on July 1st. Kate Bush is likely keeping 80% or more of the money generated by her songs as she owns the copyright to her recordings.

Stranger Things and its stars also hold some records of their own

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In March 2022, the show broke the record for most in-demand sci-fi drama TV shows. The global demand rating of the show was 52.4 times greater than that of the average TV show and in November 2018, Millie Bobby Brown broke the record as the youngest UNICEF ambassador. She was 14 years and 274 days old.

Source: CBS

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Farhan Asif
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