Kate Bush Celebrates In Rare Public Statement As She Lands First Number One In Over 40 Years

Kate Bush has spoken out after touchdown her first UK primary unmarried in over 40 years.

The enigmatic singer has been again within the zeitgeist just lately after her 1985 hit Running Up That Hill was once featured prominently in the latest season of Stranger Things.

Because of the hit Netflix display’s recognition, Running Up That Hill has observed a surge in streams and gross sales, which has resulted in it returning to the United Kingdom singles chart, 37 years after its preliminary unencumber.

While closing week it peaked at quantity two, at the back of Harry Styles’ As It Was (for the tenth consecutive week), it was once published on Friday night time that the monitor had formally crowned the United Kingdom charts.

This marks Kate’s first time on the most sensible of the charts since 1978, when her debut unmarried spent 4 weeks at primary.

Although she is understood for infrequently talking publicly, Kate celebrated the feat with a publish on her website online.

Kate Bush in 2014

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“The Duffer Brothers have created four extraordinary series of Stranger Things in which the child actors have grown into young adults,” she wrote.

“In this latest series the characters are facing many of the same challenges that exist in reality right now. I believe the Duffer Brothers have touched people’s hearts in a special way, at a time that’s incredibly difficult for everyone, especially younger people.

“By featuring Running Up That Hill in such a positive light – as a talisman for Max (one of the main female characters) – the song has been brought into the emotional arena of her story. Fear, conflict and the power of love are all around her and her friends.”

Kate endured: “I salute the Duffer Brothers for his or her braveness – taking this new collection right into a a lot more grownup and darker position. I need to thank them such a lot for bringing the tune into such a lot of other folks’s lives.

“I’m beaten via the dimensions of love and improve the tune is receiving and it’s all going down truly rapid, as though it’s being pushed alongside via a type of elemental power. I’ve to confess I believe truly moved via all of it. Thank you so very a lot for making the tune a primary in such an sudden means.

Sadie Sink as Max in the latest season of Stranger Things
Sadie Sink as Max in the newest season of Stranger Things

In achieving primary, Kate has concurrently damaged 3 chart data.

The tune has damaged a file prior to now held via Wham!’s Last Christmas for the tune to achieve primary the longest time after its authentic unencumber, in addition to giving Kate the longest hole in between primary singles.

At 63 years outdated, Kate could also be the oldest girl to achieve primary with a solo hit, succeeding Cher, who was once 52 when her tune Believe stormed the charts.

Running Up That Hill at the beginning peaked at 3 when it was once first launched within the 80s, with a re-recorded model of the tune additionally making it into the highest 10 a decade in the past, after being integrated within the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony.

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