Gen Z Has Discovered Kate Bush Thanks To Stranger Things And She's Flying Up The Charts

1 June 2022 | 9:01 am | Staff Writer

Running Up That Hill has received a massive 153% increase in streams on Spotify

Kate Bush has returned to the mainstream bubble, with her 1985 hit Running Up That Hill featuring in the latest season of pop-culture icon, Netflix TV show Stranger Things. 

Bush has always had a cult following and after the debut of series four of the show last Friday, has found an even larger following from a much younger audience, who hadn't been born for at least 15 years when the original song came out. The track originally reached number 9 on the UK singles chart and peaked at number three in 1985. 

Running Up That Hill features in episode four and plays an important part of the show's plot. Since, it's been dominatingTikTok and is on track to head to number one on the iTunes and Spotify trending charts. Running Up That Hill has received a massive 153% increase in streams on the platform.

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The final scene in episode 4 of Stranger Things is already being deemed one of the most thrilling scenes of the entire franchise. Without any spoilers, the song is the favourite song of Sadie Sink's character, Max Mayfield and the song soundtracks her key moments. 

In a recent interview with USA Today, co-star of the show Winona Rider showed her appreciation for the vocalist, stating, "I’ve been obsessed with her since I was a little girl. I've also for the last seven years been dropping hints on set, wearing my Kate Bush T-shirts.

"I don't know if you did this, but in my school you had to dress down for P.E., and sometimes I just wouldn't. I'd just sit there with my headphones listening to her. She's a hero of mine."

If you're not afraid of spoilers, you can watch the scene below.