The 1985 song “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” has recently taken its place back on the charts after being featured in the fourth season of ‘Stranger Things’.
Taking it back to a ‘Whistle Test’ interview in 1985 with musician Bush, she spoke with Richard Skinner about the making of her new album called ‘Hounds of Love’, which includes the hit song. BBC released the interview and stated: “Kate Bush joins Whistle Test’s Richard Skinner to discuss the making of her fifth album Hounds of Love, which features singles Running Up That Hill, The Big Sky and Cloudbusting.”
They also released an earlier interview Bush did with Michael Aspel in 1978.
Bush has recently discussed the recent remarkable resurgent success of her 1985 song ‘Running Up That Hill’. In the interview with Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Bush explained that the whole situation of her song taking back the charts was “just extraordinary … quite shocking really, isn’t it? I mean, the whole world’s gone mad.” Running Up That Hill has once again taken the No 1 spot in the UK charts, No 5 in the US.
Featured in the recent hit series, ‘Stranger Things’, the song is a key plot motif for the character Max Mayfield in the fourth season. The series has created a whole generation of new Kate Bush fans. “It’s such a great series, I thought that the track would get some attention. But I just never imagined that it would be anything like this,” Bush said.
She added, “The Duffer brothers created the series and actually we watched it from the first series onwards, so I was already familiar with the series. And I thought what a lovely way for the song to be used in such a positive way. You know, as a kind of talisman almost really for Max. And yeah, I think it’s very touching, actually.
“I really like people to hear a song and take from it what they want. But originally it was written as the idea of a man and a woman swapping with each other. Just to feel what it was like, from the other side.”