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Kate Bush reacts to ‘Stranger Things’-driven “Running Up That Hill” resurgence: “It’s all really exciting!”

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season of Stranger Things, the often press-shy singer has shared a statement commenting on the song’s resurgence.

“You might’ve heard that the first part of the fantastic, gripping new series of Stranger Things has recently been released on Netflix,” the statement reads. “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!”

“Because of this, ‘Running Up That Hill’ is charting around the world and has entered the UK chart at No. 8,” Bush continues. “It’s all really exciting! Thanks very much to everyone who has supported the song.”

Since the new Stranger Things season, which is the first volume of the show’s two-part fourth season, premiered May 27, streams of “Running Up That Hill” have increased by 8,000%, according to Variety.

“I wait with bated breath for the rest of the series in July,” Bush says. The second volume of season four will premiere on Netflix July 1.

“Running Up That Hill” was originally released in 1985 as the first single off of Bush’s album, Hounds of Love. Meg Myers debuted a cover of the song in 2019, which eventually hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart in 2020.

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