Kate Bush Breaks 3 Guinness World Records With “Running Up That Hill”

Kate Bush
Kate Bush. Photo by Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock (68789e)

No one had “the resurgence of Kate Bush” on their 2022 bingo card, but that didn’t stop her from making a huge comeback with “Running Up That Hill”. After being featured on Stranger Things, this song became an instant hit and it managed to break three Guinness World Records.

“Running Up That Hill” reached No. 1 in the UK back in June, making Bush the oldest female artist to reach no. 1 in this country. It also set records for the longest time for a track to reach No. 1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart and the longest gap between No. 1s.

The Guinness World Records has now confirmed these records, which come 37 years following the song’s initial release. “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)” was originally released in 1985, as a part of her fifth studio album Hounds of Love.

Bush reflected on the song’s success in a recent post on her blog, following the premiere of Stranger Things 4: Volume 2, and praised its creators for making something truly spectacular.

“I was so delighted that the Duffer Brothers wanted to use RUTH for Max’s totem but now having seen the whole of this last series, I feel deeply honored that the song was chosen to become a part of their roller-coaster journey,” wrote Bush.