What are some of Kate Bush's other hits, apart from Running Up That Hill?
Kate Bush is one of the best-selling British artists of all time – but for many of the younger generation, she’s been newly introduced to their Spotify playlists thanks to Stranger Things.
This feat is something Kate is grateful for, sharing as such after releasing a rare statement.
In a pivotal episode from the most recent series, Kate Bush’s triumphant track, Running Up That Hill, is the song which brings Max back from the clutches of the villainous Vecna.
With a whole new generation of music fan flocking to stream Kate Bush afterwards, her song finally hit number one in the charts – nearly 40 years since its actual debut.
Of course, Kate Bush’s oeuvre extends to much more than that one track – and her inimitable career will be explored in a documentary airing on BBC Two tonight (July 30.)
What are some of Kate Bush’s other hits?
What are some of Kate Bush’s biggest hits?
With 10 studio albums – six of which have gone at least platinum – it’s fair to say Kate Bush has many, many songs.
However, some of her standout tracks and singles are real classics, starting with her debut single, Wuthering Heights.
She was just 19 when she topped the Official Singles Chart with Wuthering Heights, a trippy, dramatic ballad inspired by the Emily Bronte novel.
It peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart for four weeks. It also reached the top of the charts in Australia, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand and Portugal.
With the track, she also became the first female artist in the United Kingdom to achieve a number-one single with a self-written song.
The Man with the Child in His Eyes
This was a song from her debut album, The Kick Inside, and was released as her fourth single.
Bush wrote the song when she was 13 and recorded it at the age of 16.
It reached number 6 in the UK charts.
A typically abstract song from the unique Kate Bush, Babooshka spent 10 weeks in the UK chart, peaking at number five.
One of Kate’s signature songs wasn’t the most commercially successful, peaking at 20 on the charts originally.
But critics have come to praise the song for its ‘magnificence’ and celebrating Kate for her unique take on songwriting.
The song takes inspiration from the 1973 Peter Reich memoir A Book of Dreams.
Moved by it, Kate wrote the song about the very close relationship between psychiatrist and philosopher Wilhelm Reich and his young son, Peter, told from the point of view of the mature Peter.
This was the title track and the third single released from the studio album of the same name, which peaked at number one on the albums chart.
The song is about being afraid to fall in love; in the song this feeling is compared to being chased by a pack of hounds.
Technically a Peter Gabriel song, the moving duet spent eleven weeks in the UK Top 75 chart in 1986, peaking at number nine.
In a 2014 interview, Elton John attributed his sobriety to the song, in particular the lyric from Bush, ‘Rest your head. You worry too much. It’s going to be all right. When times get rough you can fall back on us. Don’t give up.’
A soft, sometimes haunting ballad, This Woman’s Work was originally featured on the soundtrack of the film She’s Having a Baby.
The track went on to sell over 400,000 units in the UK alone.
The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill airs on BBC Two tonight at 9pm
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