There are stranger things than Running Up That Hill's resurgence
This week, the number one song in Australia isn’t the latest rap from The Kid Lario, it’s not Lizzo’s TikTok hit About Damn Time and Post Malone’s collab with Doja Cat hasn't made it up there either.
In fact, it isn’t even Harry Style’s global hit As It Was, which was the number one song last week.
It’s a 37-year old track from art-rocker Kate Bush with Running Up That Hill knocking Styles from the top of the chart. In the US it has given Bush her first top 5 single and on Spotify the track now has more than 200 million streams, nearly double the next most popular song in her catalogue - Wuthering Heights.
So how, you may ask, has a track from nearly four decades ago, found its way back into such popularity that it can top the charts.
That’s thanks to its usage on the Netflix series Stranger Things, a science fiction series that has introduced the 80s, and Kate Bush, to a whole new generation.
Today on Please Explain, culture news editor Osman Faruqi joins Nathanael Cooper to discuss theongoing trend of classic bangers getting a second life after being used to underscore iconic moments in film and television.
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