Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” is now on everyone’s playlist, thanks to its major plot placement in Stranger Things. Storming to the top of the Apple Music chart in the U.S. and reaching the top 10 in 34 countries.
The song was originally published in the 80s. It had its fair share of fame at that time. But for the new generation and fan base, this is something new. After enjoying it, your fans are saying- “I love it”. Bush, the writer of the song, is also happy about the fact that listers are appreciating her song in the modern context.
But how did Kate Bush approve of the song in the series? The show’s music director Nora Felder mentioned, “this was not an easy task at first, a lot had to be done to make her (Kate) convinced to provide the right to use the song in the series. As “Running Up That Hill” was perfect for the plot, they went to the singer and asked her permission for it.
Felder took the initiative in pre-pandemic time to make the project possible. But Kate Bush is selective when it comes to licensing her music for Series. She went through line by line of the script before making any comments. Turns out, she became a fan of the show after reading the script. So, things started to roll and here we are with a hit series.