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Halsey Covers Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ After ‘Stranger Things’ Resurgence

We would like to imagine that Halsey spotted Sadie Sink in the crowd.

The “Bad at Love” singer performed Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)” on the festival stage as the headliner of New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival on Saturday.

Not to say too much, but in the final season of the sci-fi series, Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink) listens to Bush’s song on repeat as she struggles to cope with the death of her brother, Billy Hargrove. (Dacre Montgomery), who died in season 3. The song later reveals a weakness in the season’s new villain.

Thanks to its many appearances on the show, “Running Up That Hill” has been on the top charts of music since the show’s season premiere on May 27. He is currently number one on Spotify’s Top 50 US Chartsnumber two on Amazonnumber four on itunes and number eight on Billboard’s Hot 100.

So that’s a lot a thing. And it’s very cool that Bush’s song resonates strongly with a new generation of fans.

But, when it comes to songs repopularizing thanks to movies and films, stranger things have happened.

Queen’s 1975 song “Bohemian Rhapsody” became a huge hit in the 1990s when it was masterfully synced by a group of metalheads in “Wayne’s World” in 1992. And thanks to a very sexy wheel-throwing scene (which sounds like a weird sentence to write on its own) The Righteous Brothers’ 1965 song “Unchained Melody” also saw a surge due to 1990’s “Ghost.”


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