Who would've thought that after exactly 37 years, Kate Bush's 1985 hit Running Up That Hill would climb up the charts once again? All credits to Stranger Things Season 4, which featured Kate Bush's song in the Dear Billy episode to help Max flee the menacing Vecna.
Following Running Up That Hill's feature, Bush's song climbed up to charts and remained no. 1 on Itunes (via PopVortex). Given that, Bush has always been vocal about her gratitude for the show and even proceeded to binge the entire series. In one recent post, the 63-year-old singer penned a spoiler-free review on Stranger Things Season 4's Volume Two. Check out what Bush wrote on her personal site:
"I’ve just watched the last two episodes of Stranger Things and they’re just through the roof. No spoilers here, I promise. I'd only seen the scenes that directly involved the use of the track and so I didn’t know how the story would evolve or build. I was so delighted that the Duffer Brothers wanted to use RUTH for Max’s totem but now having seen the whole of this last series, I feel deeply honored that the song was chosen to become a part of their roller-coaster journey. I can’t imagine the amount of hard work that’s gone into making something on this scale. I am in awe. They’ve made something really spectacular."
After Bush's song inclusion in Volume One, Stranger Things Season 4 Volume Two still featured Running Up That Hill and seemingly now stands as the main soundtrack of the season. More amazingly, the song was even used for Volume Two's thrilling final trailer. With that said, Bush's song and the show seemingly developed perfect chemistry.
Aside from the show's tremendous milestone inside and outside the streaming service, it mainly indicates how Stranger Things grew tremendously in terms of influence on a global scale.
All episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 are available to stream on Netflix.
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