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Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” named Spotify’s US Song of the Summer

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Kate Bush‘s “Running Up That Hill” has been running long enough to be named Spotify’s Song of the Summer.

The 1985 single, which became a resurgent hit this year thanks to its placement in the fourth season of Stranger Things, was the most played song on Spotify in the U.S. during the summer, which the streaming service measured between May 29 and August 29.

“Running Up That Hill” was also #2 on the global Song of the Summer ranking, sitting behind only Harry Styles‘ “As It Was.”

Since Stranger Things season 4 premiered in May, “Running Up That Hill” has given Bush her first-ever top-five Billboard Hot 100 hit and broke several records on its way to #1 in the British artist’s home country.

The renewed interest in “Running Up that Hill” was so massive that the normally press-shy Bush has given several public statements commenting on its newfound popularity and even gave a rare interview.

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