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Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill broke three Guinness World Records

Kate Bush broke three Guinness World Records with her track “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”.

The 1985 song rose up the charts after being included in the fourth series of stranger things.

Following the debut of the episode, the song peaked at number 1 on June 17 and has remained at the top of the charts ever since.

Originally peaking at number 3, the song took a total of 36 years and 310 days to reach number 1, earning it the record for “Longest time for a track to reach number 1 on the UK Official Singles Chart”.

At 63, Bush also set the record for “oldest female artist to top the official UK singles chart”.

The title was previously held by Cher, who was 52 when she broke the same record with her song “Believe.”

Reacting to the news on Twitter, Said Cher “Bravo Kate,” adding, “Remember the days when women had SHORT SELL BY DATES!?”

The renewed surge in popularity of “Running Up That Hill” also meant that there was a 44-year, 83-day gap between Bush’s No. 1 on the UK official singles chart.

Their single “Wuthering Heights” hit No. 1 in 1978, which means that Bush now also holds the title of “Longest gap between No. 1 on the UK Official Singles Chart”.

In an interview with Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 4 hour of the woman Bush reacted to the new hysteria surrounding the song: “The thought of all these really young people hearing the song for the first time and discovering it is, well, I think it’s very special.”

“I thought the track would attract attention. But I never thought it would turn out like this. It’s so exciting. But it’s really quite shocking, isn’t it? I mean, the whole world has gone mad.” She continued.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/kate-bush-running-up-that-hill-guinness-world-records-b2113782.html Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill broke three Guinness World Records

JOE HERNANDEZ

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