Kate Bush hits new heights as Running Up That Hill is UK’s biggest summer hit

Kate Bush’s record hit Running Up That Hill was the UK’s biggest hit of the summer of 2022, according to the Official Charts Company.

Released as early as 1985 as the lead track from her album Hounds Of Love, the new wave song gained global popularity after it was featured in the fourth series of Stranger Things.

The song grossed 762,000 chart units during the summer from the first week of June to the last week of August, the Official Charts Company said.

It also secured the most streaming of any song this summer with 86.6 million and the most digital downloads with over 42,000.

In June, the British singer-songwriter broke three chart records with the song including the longest time for a single to reach number one, after the last 1980s song reached number one. number one after 37 years since it was released.

She also claims the title with the longest gap between number-one singles, as her other chart-topping point was 44 years ago with her debut single, Wuthering Heights, in 1978.

To complete her record trio, the song’s summer success made her the oldest female artist ever to hit number one in the UK when she was 63 years old at the time.

The song’s revival means Bush has seen competition from music superstars including Harry Styles, George Ezra and Beyonce in the Official Songs of Summer 2022 chart.

Styles reached number two in the summer chart with his hit As It Was, holding the title of longest number one single of the year to date.

The former One Direction singer also came in at number 10 on the chart with Late Night Talking and at number 22 for Music For A Sushi Restaurant.

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LF System’s A Fear To Feel came in third while Ezra’s Green Grass Green came in fourth.

London-born singer-songwriter Cat Burns’ Go comes in at number five, US singer Lizzo’s About Damage Time at number six and Crazy What Love Can Do’s David Guetta, Becky Hill and Ella Henderson in at number six. seventh place.

The lead single from Beyonce’s new album Renaissance, titled Break My Soul, took number eight and Burna Boy’s Last Last took ninth.

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