Kate Bush’s classic 1985 single, “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God),” has received an explosion of interest and popularity thanks to its use in the fourth season of Stranger Things.
The song jumped to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart dated June 18, 2022, 37 years after its initial release. The single, off of Bush’s 1985 classic Hounds of Love, previously peaked at No. 30 on Nov. 30, 1985.
In a rare public statement, the British art rock legend shared her excitement about renewed interest in “Running Up That Hill.”
“You might’ve heard that the first part of the fantastic, gripping new series of ‘Stranger Things’ has recently been released on Netflix,” Bush wrote in a statement on her website. “It features the song, ‘Running Up That Hill’ which is being given a whole new lease of life by the young fans who love the show — I love it too!”
The singer-songwriter added, “Because of this, ‘Running Up That Hill’ is charting around the world and has entered the UK chart at No. 8. It’s all really exciting! Thanks very much to everyone who has supported the song. I wait with bated breath for the rest of the series in July.”
Despite its second life in 2022, “Running Up That Hill” has been a beloved hit for decades, and music stars often put their own spin on the booming track.
In honor of Bush and Max’s epic escape from Vecna, see below for our favorite covers of “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God),” in no particular order.