Sometimes, all it takes is the right music to set the mood, and for Stranger Things Season 4, it is Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill, the song played by Max on loop to help her deal with Vecna's trance, and apparently, it's the same for everyone as Netflix celebrates the song topping Spotify's year-end charts!
It's the time of the year again when Spotify's charts determine the best songs on the streaming platform and for this year, Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill secured its spot at the top of the heap making it the most-streamed throwback song of 2022, thanks to Netflix's Stranger Things Season 4.
Netflix celebrates this milestone of Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill on Twitter saying, "Clearly Max wasn't the only one with Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) on a near-constant loop this year... Kate Bush's iconic 1985 track saw an 8,700% increase in plays this spring, making it 2022's most-streamed throwback song per Spotify!"
Apparently, the whole world loves the song, given the 8,700% of increase in the plays of Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill on Spotify, and basically, the song got an instant revival of its fame. Some listeners didn't even know about the song before the series used it.
Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill became the ultimate bop in mid-2022 following the release of Stranger Things Season 4 as the said song is the one used by Max to help her get away from Vecna's curse through playing it on a constant loop.
In Stranger Things Season 4, the Hawkins gang found out from Victor Creel about how he escaped Vecna -- with a song. They applied the same to Max who is literally on the verge of her death, being taken by Vecna.
While Max survived her demise through the help of Eleven, she is currently in a comatose, and Vecna's plans pushed through as the villain pierced through Hawkins, thus, the Upside Down is now slipping into the real world.
In the finale of Stranger Things Season 4, Eleven tried to reconnect to Max but to no avail, seeing only darkness, hinting of what the fate of Max really is. While it is sure that everyone hasn't seen the last of Max, the mystery of where she is could hopefully be answered when Season 5 arrives.
Listen to Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill on Spotify and on Stranger Things Season 4, now streaming on Netflix.