Stranger Things Season 4 has finally come out on Netflix making all the fans rejoice after a long wait and high expectations. As always, mystery and monsters did not disappoint, bringing the main villain of the series and with it, bringing a famous song with it.
(Careful because spoilers are ahead) Stranger Things have always delivered a great plot and with it, an amazing soundtrack from the 80s that makes everyone feel nostalgia despite many fans not even born back in the day. However, in season 4 a very special song was included making it an instant hit decades later.
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In an episode of Stranger Things season 4, we get to see Max Mayfield portrayed by Sadie Sink fighting alongside her friends against Vecna, the villain of the series. Somehow they found out that music is the thing to keep him away from mentally controlling his victims so they hurry up and play Max's favorite song.
But, who sings Max's favorite song? The song is titled “Running Up That Hill” and is played by Kate Bush. The surprising factor here is that, as we previously mentioned, the song is not new and in fact, is having a beautiful renaissance.
First released back in 1985, Running Up The Hill by Kate Bush is currently placed in the first place in many music charts around the world but also has broken a series of records. According to Billboard, the song has the record of the longest-ever gap between No. 1 singles in Official Chart history plus Kate Bush holds the record for the longest time taken for a single to reach No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, besting Wham’s seasonal favorite “Last Christmas,” which completed a 36-year run to the top at the turn of 2021.
For the third record broken, Kate Bush beat Cher becoming the oldest female artist ever to lead the Official U.K. Singles Chart, at 63 years and 11 months.
After the success of her song, now Kate Bush has addressed this on her webpage writing a heartfelt message for the creators of Stranger Things, the Duffer Brothers.
"The Duffer Brothers have created four extraordinary [seasons] of 'Stranger Things' in which the child actors have grown into young adults," Bush wrote about Matt and Ross Duffer-
She continued: "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," Bush wrote. "Fer, conflict and the power of love are all around her and her friends."
"I salute the Duffer Brothers for their courage and taking this new series into a much more adult and darker place. I want to thank them so much for bringing the song into so many people's lives," Bush added. "I'm overwhelmed by the scale of affection and support the song is receiving and it's all happening really fast as if it's being driven along by a kind of elemental force."