Kate Bush’s 1985 iconic single Running Up That Hill experienced a resurgence in popularity this year when it was featured in an episode of Netflix’s Stranger Things. The song peaked at number 30 on the Hot 100 chart in 1985, and until this year, it was her only song to chart in the top 40 on the Hot 100 despite countless top ten hits in the UK over the years.
However, after the song was included in Stranger Things in 2022, it was re-released as a single under the title Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God), and it went all the way to number three on the Hot 100 chart in the US, and number one in the UK for three consecutive weeks. In 2021, it was listed at number 60 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Enjoy this look back at Kate Bush’s music video for Running Up That Hill from 1985 as well as the moment the song saved Max’s life in Stranger Things Season Four. (Spoiler alert, if you haven’t seen season four yet, you probably don’t want to watch the second video.)