Skip to main content



Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill Returns To The Charts Thanks To Stranger Things

Kate Bush is having a chart revival after her iconic 1985 song 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)' was featured in the new season of Stranger Things.

Kate Bush has made a return to the charts after her iconic song 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)' was featured in the new series of Stranger Things.

The British singer's track was included in the first episode of season four of the hit Netflix show and it has surged up the iTunes chart in the US to number one since it landed on the streaming service on May 27. The song plays a significant role in Max's (Sadie Sink) story.

'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)' is from Bush's Hounds of Love album and it peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart following its release in 1985.

Bush previously opened up about the meaning of the lyrics, saying back in 1985: "It's about a relationship between a man and a woman. They love each other very much, and the power of the relationship is something that gets in the way.

"It creates insecurities. It's saying if the man could be the woman and the woman the man, if they could make a deal with God, to change places, that they'd understand what it’s like to be the other person and perhaps it would clear up misunderstandings. You know, all the little problems; there would be no problem."

It's not the first time Stranger Things has given a song a major boost Season 3 featured the theme tune to the 1984 fantasy film The NeverEnding Story.

The music video for the song by Limahl became a huge hit on YouTube, with bosses revealing searches spiked by 800 percent after the episode featuring it dropped on Netflix.

Season 4 of Stranger Things is split into two volumes: seven episodes were launched last Friday, with the remaining two on July 1. The '80s-set sci-fi series will call it a day with Season 5. 


Photo: Netflix, Kate Bush Music/Instagram

Related topics

Kate Bush Stranger Things Netfflix

Read more of the latest in



Stay in the know. Anytime. Anywhere.

Subscribe to get daily news updates, insights and must reads delivered straight to your inbox.

By clicking subscribe, I agree for my personal data to be used to send me TODAY newsletters, promotional offers and for research and analysis.