Kate Bush Secures World Record with ‘Running Up That Hill’

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Kate Bush might want to hug and kiss Netflix, or she might have already done that.

According to a report from Guinness World Records, the singer has already broken three world records with her song “Running Up That Hill,” which is featured in the latest season of Stranger Things.

Bush currently bags the records the longest for a song to peak at number 1 on the UK Official Singles Chart; the oldest female artist to top the official UK singles chart at No. 1; and the longest gap between the No. 1 spots on the Official UK Singles Chart.

The record holder, followed by Bush-Cher, who took the top spot in 1998 at the age of 52 with her “Believe,” tweeted to congratulate the singer.

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“Bravo Kate, Records Are Meant 2 Be Broken!! Remember Back In The Day, When Women Had SHORT SELL BY DATES!?” Cher wrote on Twitter. “We Had 2 Fight Our Way Through The Testosterone Curtain, & We Did it So The Girls Who Came After Us Could Sing As Long As They Want To. With Mega Respect.” 

Bush also took to her website to express her gratitude to Netflix and thank Stranger Things for using the song in a key plot point that saved Max (Sadie Sink).

“It features the song, ‘Running Up That Hill,’ which is being given a whole new lease of life by the young fans who love the show – I love it too!” she said in the note. “It’s all really exciting!”

Stranger Things released its two final episodes of season 4 on July 1, now available on Netflix.

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Posted by Anatha Simmons

Anatha is a singer and songwriter. She loves writing about music and everything that comes with it.

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