Due to “Stranger Things” on Netflix using Kate Bush’s 1985 hit “Running Up That Hill” as a talisman song for the character Max Mayfield, she has gained legions of new fans. According to metrics calculated by Luminate Data, a former SoundScan company that rates entertainment, singer Kate Bush made $2.3 million when the Netflix series “Stranger Things” made her song “Running Up That Hill” well-known around the world.
“Running Up That Hill” reached the top of the Billboard Global 200 chart. And became the most streamed song in the world after its introduction in the popular streaming drama. It also topped Spotify’s charts in the UK and the US.
The song got more than 57 million Spotify streams in just one week. “I just never thought it would be anything like this. It’s a lot of fun. However, isn’t it very shocking? Speaking on BBC’s “Woman’s Hour,” Bush said, “I mean, the whole world’s gone insane.
According to Luminate Data
The first single from Bush’s third album, “Hounds of Love,” was “Running Up That Hill,” which peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles chart and No. 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100 list in 1985. However, the song spent the first three weeks of this month at the top of the U.K. Singles chart, according to Luminate Data. The song reached its third week at No. 1 on the U.K. Singles chart in June, and is currently at No. 5, according to Luminate Data, a business that rates entertainment.
The song reappeared in season four’s final two episodes, which were widely publicized on July 1. This led to a second rise in the singer’s fame. The episode “Running Up That Hill” developed into a major story point during season four, leaving viewers eagerly anticipating season five.
Kate Bush Express Her Feelings
Kate Bush expressed her gratitude to the cast and staff of the show on her website, saying, “I feel truly humbled that the song was chosen to become a part of their roller-coaster ride.” “Everything is starting to seem a little weird,”