Thanks to the fourth season of “Stranger Things,” Kate Bush’s 1985 classic “Running Up That Hill” is finding new life and fresh new listeners.
With the return of the Netflix’s hit show’s new season on Friday, and the song being a pivotal part of the plot, the song has surged in Spotify by 9,900% in U.S. plays from Thursday to Monday, per Billboard.
Bush has always been more popular particularly in her native UK than in thee US, so it is understandable that the song is experiencing a similar bump in popularity in the UK as well.
The English singer-songwriter originally released Running Up That Hill in 1985. It was the first single from her fifth studio Hounds of Love, which reached the top of the UK charts and the top 40 in Billboard 200. “Hill” itself originally peaked at No. 3 in the UK charts, and 30 in the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
In the Netflix series’ first episode, the song is frequently played throughout the entire season, at some point accompanying the journey of one of the characters Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink) in the series.