Kate Bush Makes History As “Running Up That Hill” Tops U.K. Singles Chart

Kate Bush. Photo by Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock (68789e)
Kate Bush. Photo by Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock (68789e)

Kate Bush has experienced somewhat of a career renaissance since her song “Running Up That Hill” was featured on Stranger Things, and it was just a matter of time before it reached the top of the charts. That moment is finally here, as Bush secured a no. 1 spot on the U.K. Singles Chart, setting several records along the way.

37 years following its release, “Running Up That Hill” finally topped the charts in the U.K. Bush said she’s moved by its success and thanked the Duffer Brothers for bringing the song back into so many people’s lives.

“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… Thank you so very much for making the song a no. 1 in such an unexpected way,” wrote Bush on her official website.

Bush became the oldest female artist to lead the U.K. Singles Chart at 63 years and 11 months, breaking the record previously held by Cher. “Running Up That Hill” also boasts the longest-ever gap between no. 1 singles for an artist with 44 years, and the longest time it took for a single to reach the top spot on the chart, besting Wham’s 36-year run with the holiday hit “Last Christmas”.