Kate Bush scores first top 10 hits in "Running On This Hill" revival

Kate Bush scores first top 10 hits in “Running On This Hill” revival

Although Harry Styles’ “As It Was” maintains its spot at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for its fifth week, Kate Bush’s 1985 classic “Running Up That Hill” is the talk of the town as it re-enters the chart at No. 8. The revival of the track in the new fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things became a springboard for the song to top its peak number 30 in 1985 and became the first top 10 chart-topping of Bush songs on the chart.

“Stranger Things,” set in the late ’80s, released the first volume of the new season on May 27 and features the song in multiple episodes. It serves as a focus in the plot of the character of Max Mayfield, played by actress Sadie Sink.

The whole negotiation came as a surprise to fans of Bush, as the English singer-songwriter rarely agreed to the use of her songs in other media. at recent days diverse An article, Wende Crowley, senior vice president of creative marketing, film and television at Sony Music Publishing, said Bush agreed to share the song in the series after reviewing screenplay pages and footage showing how to incorporate it. Bush also posted a rare statement on her website saying that she was a fan of the show and shared her gratitude for the rerun.

On the US chart, it’s almost unknown for an older song to jump into the top ten, even after a widely popular synchro or after the death of a celebrity. It is believed that the tune of the Not for Christmas catalog has not re-entered such a high level in its original recorded form since the Queen’s song “Bohemian Rhapsody” ranked second in 1992, having appeared on “Wayne’s World”. In 2020, Dreams for Fleetwood Mac enjoyed a massive increase in popularity in 2020 due to the TikTok meme, but it still reached #12 on the chart.

Sync also placed the track at #1 on digital song sales and on the streaming song chart at #6. As of June 4, “Running Up That Hill” was at number three in the weekly song consumption count, as confirmed by Luminate.

The singer-songwriter debuted on the Billboard charts in 1979, but “Running Up That Hill” is her first Top 100 hit on the Top 10. Love,” and landed at number 30.

Meanwhile, Styles’ “Late Night Talking” dropped 4-9 into its second week on the Hot 100. Jack Harlow’s First Class remained at number two on the Hot 100, after three non-consecutive weeks at number one. For U, “which features Drake and Tems, is equally steady at number three on the Hot 100, after spending a week at number one. Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” jumped one place to #4 on the chart. “Heat” also climbed Waves” to the glass animals 6-5 on the Hot 100, five weeks later in first place. Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone “Me Porto Bonito” rise from previous 10th place to 7th.

Numbers detailing album equivalent units earned on the Billboard 200 chart come from Luminate via Billboard.

Styles’ album “Harry’s House” also topped the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, after debuting at number one a week earlier. The project earned 160,500 equivalent album units in the United States in the week ending June 2; It was originally launched with 521,500 units.

New to the top ten of the album chart is the legendary English rock band Def Leppard, whose eighth top 10 album hit the Billboard 200 with their debut “Diamond Star Halos”. At number ten, it entered the album and earned 34,000 album equivalent units.

Elsewhere on the album chart: Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” took second place with 141,500 equivalent album units, as did Kendrick Lamar’s song “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers remain at number three with 89,500 units, while No. First on Future “I Never Like You” at number four with 68,000 units, Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” rose 6-5 with 53,500 units.

Thanks to its vinyl release, Doja Cat’s Planet Her bounces at a rate of 12-6 with 41,500 album equivalent units. Zach Bryan’s “American Heartbreak” drops 5-7 into its second week with 40,500 units, while former top seed “Sour” Olivia Rodrigo takes eighth place with 39,000 units after releasing a one-year deluxe edition of the album. Jack Harlow’s “Come Home the Kids Miss You” drops to 7-9 with 34,500 units.

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