Kate Bush To Reissue 'Running Up That Hill' On This Platform For First Time
By Katrina Nattress
September 1, 2022
The song topped the UK charts for weeks. Because it took nearly 40 years for the single to get to No. 1, the feat broke a few Guinness World Records: Longest time for a track to reach No.1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart, Oldest female artist to reach No.1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart, and Longest gap between No.1s on the UK’s Official Singles Chart.
She also reportedly earned $2.3 million in royalties — and that was all in the first month that the fourth season of Stranger Things aired!
Now, Bush is taking the resurgence to the next level and reissuing "Running Up That Hill" as a CD single. As Super Deluxe Edition points out, this will be the first time the track will be available as a commercial CD single, and it will feature the song's original b-side "Under The Ivy." The single comes out on Friday (September 2) and can be ordered via Rhino.
When "Running Up That Hill" first gained popularity for its prominent role in the sci-fi series, no one was more surprised than its creator. "It’s so exciting that it’s quite shocking really, isn’t it?" Bush said at the time. "The whole world has gone mad.”