Thanks To Stranger Things Kate Bush Is Making Millions For Running Up That Hill

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When it comes to the entertainment business, people always want to know what stars are making. Whether it’s from starring on a hit show, or playing one of the biggest music festivals in the world, stars make bank, and the fans are always curious about these massive paydays.

Recently, season four of Stranger Things hit Netflix, and it featured “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush. The ’80s song has since exploded in popularity, and Bush has been cashing in.

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Let’s see how much money Kate Bush has made from the song’s resurgence.

‘Stranger Things’ Is A Smash Hit

In 2016, Netflix, who was already home ot some incredible original shows, took viewers back to the 1980s with Stranger Things, a show brought to you by the Duffer brothers. The previews alone let viewer know they were in for a wild ride, but on one could have predicted what the show would turn into through the years.

Originally, the brothers didn’t think the show would last past its first season, but the show becoming a sensation changed everything. From that point on, they began crafting what has become one of the most popular shows of its era.


For the first three seasons, Stranger Things continuously showed viewers that Netflix was the spot for incredible television work. Fans turned the show into a major hit, and they turned the show’s young leads into household names.

Recently, the fourth season of the show dropped, and in an interesting twist, it was broken up into two parts. Part one set the stage for the grand finale, and fans finally got to view the final installment for the show.

Season four brought some new things to the table, including a ’80’s record that blew up from out of nowhere.

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On season four of Stranger Things, a tune from the ’80s, Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” became a featured song. Little did the showrunners know that audiences would propel the song to global airplay in a hurry.

Bush took to her website to express her feelings regarding the song becoming a worldwide sensation on the heels of being featured on the hi Netflix show.

“I can’t believe it, […] it’s all starting to feel a bit surreal,” she wrote.

Bush then elaborated on how she felt about the show using her song.

“I’d only seen the scenes that directly involved the use of the track and so I didn’t know how the story would evolve or build. I was so delighted that the Duffer Brothers wanted to use RUTH for Max’s totem but now having seen the whole of this last series, I feel deeply honoured that the song was chosen to become a part of their roller coaster journey. I can’t imagine the amount of hard work that’s gone into making something on this scale. I am in awe. They’ve made something really spectacular,” she continued.


Thanks to the song breaking out form seemingly out of nowhere, Kate Bush has been able to earn a ton of cash quickly.

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It Earned Kate Bush A Fortune

According to Far Out Magazine, “It has been reported that Art pop singer Kate Bush has pulled in a cool $2.3 million in streaming revenue from her 1985 single ‘Running Up That Hill’ and its recent inclusion on the season four soundtrack of Netflix’s smash-hit show Stranger Things.

The lead single from Bush’s fifth studio album, Hounds of Love, has seen a massive resurgence in popularity, especially amongst the younger audiences of the show, prompting a new wave of adoring fans.”

That is an incredible amount of money for a sing to generation in a relatively short amount of time. What makes this especially impressive is that the song was released decades ago, and it’s likely that Bush never made close to this much when the song was first released.

Right now, the song is currently dominating on the global charts, as it’s being propelled by the success of the final season of Stranger Things.

“Running Up That Hill” will likely continue to enjoy success globally for the next few weeks. During that time, it will undoubtedly earn Bush more money. Not only that, but it will also open up some fresh opportunities for the singer, some of which may be lucrative.

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If you haven’t done so already, be sure to give “Running Up That Hill” a listen, and be sure to catch the final season of Stranger Things on Netflix.

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