Kate Bush reacts after 'Stranger Things' gives 'Running Up That Hill' a 'whole new lease of life'

Naledi Ushe
USA TODAY

"Stranger Things" have happened than a song trending at the top of music charts nearly 40 years after its release.

Netflix series "Stranger Things" propelled Kate Bush's 1985 hit "Running Up That Hill (Deal With God)" to the top of charts after the Season 4 premiere on May 27.

Bush recently released a statement on her website about the "exciting" resurgence of her song.

"You might’ve heard that the first part of the fantastic, gripping new (season) of 'Stranger Things’ has recently been released on Netflix. 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!" the English singer wrote. "Because of this, 'Running Up That Hill' is charting around the world and has entered the UK chart at No. 8."

Kate Bush reacts to "Stranger Things" resurgence of "Running Up That Hill."

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She added: "It’s all really exciting! Thanks very much to everyone who has supported the song. I wait with bated breath for the rest of the (season) in July."

The song, from Bush's "Hounds of Love" album, rose to No. 13 on Spotify's Worldwide Top 200 after the new season's premiere. It has also reached No. 42 on iTunes Top 100: Global and No. 10 on the streaming services' Top 100: UK.

(L-R) Sadie Sink, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Noah Schnapp, Ross Duffer, Matt Duffer, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, and Brett Gelman attend Netflix's Stranger Things ATAS Official Screening at Raleigh Studios Hollywood on May 27.

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Last weekend, "Running Up That Hill" managed to make its way to the No. 1 spot on iTunes, according to Deadline and the Los Angeles Times.

The song is featured in the season premiere as Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink) plays it on her Walkman as she strolls the hallways of high school. A few episodes later, it plays as Max faces a major struggle.

Sadie Sink at the "Stranger Things" screening event in Los Angeles on May 27.

"Running Up That Hill" peaked at 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was first released. The song got another resurgence in 2020 when Meg Myers' cover brought it to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Rock Airplay chart.

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"Stranger Things" star Winona Ryder pushed for the inclusion of Bush's music, she told USA TODAY ahead of the Season 4 premiere.

“I’ve been obsessed with her since I was a little girl,” she told USA TODAY. “I’ve also for the last seven years been dropping hints on set wearing my Kate Bush T-shirts."

Ryder referred to Bush as a "hero of mine" for being a comfort to her in school.