‘Stranger Things’ Boosts Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ to No. 1 on iTunes – Deadline

by Netflix stranger things helps revive a blast from the past on the heels of the show’s Season 4 premiere on Friday. Kate Bush’s 1985 single “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” is currently #1 on the iTunes chart.

The song first appears in the first episode and plays an important role in Max’s (Sadie Sink) story.

“Running Up That Hill” is the lead single from Bush’s album love dogs which would go on to become his biggest hit of the time. The track was originally titled “A Deal With God” but was changed by his label for fear it would be blacklisted in religious countries like Italy, France and Australia.

It is not the first time stranger things help bring the theme song to the hit fantasy movie back to life The never-ending story by Limahl last season. YouTube revealed at the time that searches for the music video increased by 800% shortly after the new episodes were released.

The first four seasons of stranger things are currently available to stream via Netflix.

Watch the video for “Running Up That Hill” below.

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