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Stranger Things helps Kate Bush make €1M from 1985 single 'Running Up That Hill'

Stranger Things helps Kate Bush make €1M from 1985 single 'Running Up That Hill'

Who else is OBSESSED with "Running Up That Hill"?

It's very obvious the whole globe is, but so is the songwriter's bank account!

Kate Bush is expected to make at least €1 million from the resurgence of her 1985 hit "Running Up That Hill".

The track only reached number 3 in the UK charts when it first came out but, after featuring on the latest season of the Netflix show "Stranger Things", it's claimed the number one spot 37 years later.

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The song is essential to one character's story arc in the show, Max Mayfield, played by Sadie Elizabeth Sink.

We won't spoil why it's essential, but it's a pretty big deal and gives viewers one of the best running scenes in TV and film history.

Because of the success of the Duffer Brothers show, Kate Bush has broken numerous records in the music industry, ones we didn't know even existed.

Kate Bush has the longest gap between number one singles (her last being Wuthering Heights in 1984), the longest time for a song to become number one (37 years on) and Kate Bush is now the oldest female artist ever to score a number one on the UK charts.

@bbcradio1 running up that hill is officially the uk’s number 1 song this week ♥️ #runningupthathill #katebush ♬ original sound - BBC Radio 1
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As the 63-year-old wrote, produced and sang the hit she has nearly all of the publishing rights, meaning the vast majority of the streaming revenue is going straight to Kate.

Big ups to Kate Bush!

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If you are curious as to why the song is a massive hit and you've never seen Stranger Things, check out the scene below:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV0RAcuG2Ao

Image: Screen Capture from Netlix's "Stranger Things S4 V1"

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