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Kate Bush

About

Catherine Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, dancer, and record producer. In 1978, aged 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single "Wuthering Heights", becoming the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song. Bush has since released 25 UK Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits "The Man with the Child in His Eyes", "Babooshka", "Running Up That Hill", "Don't Give Up" (a duet with Peter Gabriel) and "King of the Mountain". All ten of her studio albums reached the UK Top 10, including the UK number one albums Never for Ever (1980), Hounds of Love (1985) and the compilation The Whole Story (1986). She was the first British solo female artist to top the UK album charts and the first female artist to enter the album chart at number one.Bush began writing songs at 11. She was signed to EMI Records after Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour helped produce a demo tape. Her debut album, The Kick Inside, was released in 1978. Bush slowly gained artistic independence in album production and has produced all her studio albums since The Dreaming (1982). She took a hiatus between her seventh and eighth albums, The Red Shoes (1993) and Aerial (2005). Bush drew attention again in 2014 with her concert residency Before the Dawn, her first shows since 1979's The Tour of Life. In 2022 her 1985 song "Running Up That Hill" received renewed global attention after being featured in season 4 of the Netflix series Stranger Things, which led to the single becoming her second UK number one and reaching the top of several other charts. The song also reached number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100, Bush's first release to reach the top 10 of a US singles chart; its parent album, Hounds of Love, became Bush's first album to reach the top of a Billboard albums chart.

Bush's eclectic and experimental musical style, unconventional lyrics, performances and literary themes have influenced a diverse range of artists. She has been nominated for 13 Brit Awards, winning for Best British Female Artist in 1987, and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. In 2002, Bush was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Bush was appointed a CBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to music. She has been nominated three times for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 2018, 2021 and 2022.

Articles

July 4, 2022

Will LF System Beat Kate Bush to U.K. Chart Crown?

If it holds its course, LF System would have a first-ever chart leader.

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July 4, 2022

Kate Bush says ‘Running Up That Hill’ being Number One for third week is “a bit surreal”

"I just can’t believe it," she said The post Kate Bush says ‘Running Up That Hill’ being Number One for third week is “a bit surreal” appeared first on NME.

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July 4, 2022

Kate Bush Extends U.K. Chart Reign

If “Running Up That Hill” can extend its U.K. reign into a fourth week, it’ll match Bush’s all-time streak.

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July 1, 2022

Placebo’s Brian Molko on why they covered Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’

"I’m very, very pleased that it got Kate’s endorsement" The post Placebo’s Brian Molko on why they covered Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ appeared first on NME.

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July 1, 2022

Kate Bush Has Finished ‘Stranger Things’ & Feels ‘Deeply Honored’ Show Used ‘Running Up That Hill’

"I am in awe," the singer-songwriter wrote of the final season and how it used her 1985 song.

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July 1, 2022

11 Chart Feats From the First Half of 2022: ‘Encanto,’ Kate Bush, BTS & More

A look at notable achievements from January through June.

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July 1, 2022

Kate Bush Returns to No. 1 In Australia With ‘Running Up That Hill’

Kate Bush's extraordinary chart comeback continues in Australia, where "Running Up That Hill" enters a third non-consecutive week at No. 1.

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June 30, 2022

Kate Bush breaks three Guinness World Records with ‘Running Up That Hill’

The iconic artist is currently enjoying a resurgence of the classic track thanks to 'Stranger Things' The post Kate Bush breaks three Guinness World Records with ‘Running Up That Hill’ appeared first on NME.

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June 30, 2022

Years & Years’ Olly Alexander on why he loves the “Kate Bush-aissance”

"I just feel like she's released magic in the world again" The post Years & Years’ Olly Alexander on why he loves the “Kate Bush-aissance” appeared first on NME.

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June 29, 2022

Kate Bush Reclaims Top Spot on U.K. Chart With ‘Running Up That Hill’

“Running Up That Hill” racks up 79,000 chart units during the latest cycle, including 8.7 million streams, to retain the crown.

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June 27, 2022

Years & Years on the magic of Kate Bush and playing ‘Night Call’ live at Glastonbury 2022

Watch Olly Alexander chat about fans, collabs with icons, and the magic of Kate Bush The post Years & Years on the magic of Kate Bush and playing ‘Night Call’ live at Glastonbury 2022 appeared first on NME.

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June 24, 2022

Watch The Wombats cover Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’

The English trio are the latest to cover the viral 'Stranger Things' hit The post Watch The Wombats cover Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ appeared first on NME.

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June 22, 2022

Christian Bale Says ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Almost Had a Kate Bush Moment

The Marvel sequel was thisclose to tapping into the hottest musical sensation of 1985.

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June 22, 2022

Kate Bush Reflects on ‘Running Up That Hill’ Revival in Rare Interview

"What’s really wonderful I think is this is a whole new audience who, in a lot of cases, they’ve never heard of me and I love that," the singer told the BBC

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June 22, 2022

Christian Bale says Kate Bush’s music was cut from ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

"[Director Taika Waititi] was never going to be allowed to put that in the final film" The post Christian Bale says Kate Bush’s music was cut from ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ appeared first on NME.

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June 22, 2022

Kate Bush Talks ‘Extraordinary’ Comeback In Rare BBC Interview: ‘The World’s Gone Mad’

"It’s so exciting. It’s quite shocking really, isn’t it? The whole world’s gone mad,” Bush says with a laugh.

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June 22, 2022

Kate Bush Reflects on “Running Up That Hill” in Rare Radio Interview

A discussion about the song’s origins and her Stranger Things fandom on BBC Radio 4

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June 22, 2022

Kate Bush gives rare interview on ‘Running Up That Hill’ resurgence: “I think it’s very special”

The 1985 track is on course for a second week at Number One on the UK singles chart following its appearance in ‘Stranger Things' The post Kate Bush gives rare interview on ‘Running Up That Hill’ resurgence: “I think it’s very special” appeared first on NME.

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June 21, 2022

How ‘Stranger Things’ Made Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ a Gen-Z Hit

On Stranger Things, "Running Up That Hill" saved a life — now young listeners have streamed it to the top of the charts

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June 21, 2022

‘Stranger Things’ Season Finale Teaser Features Intense ‘Running Up That Hill’ Remix | Billboard News

In the first full trailer for the final episodes of ‘Stranger Things,’ Kate Bush‘s 1985 single-turned-2022-smash-hit gets a spooky, adrenaline-laced remix featuring creepy elements from the show’s original score, proving that it’s definitely here for the long haul.

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June 21, 2022

New Stranger Things 4 Trailer Features Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill” Remix: Watch

Volume 2 of the series’ fourth season lands on Netflix July 1

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June 20, 2022

6 Best Covers of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)’

In honor of Kate Bush and Max's epic escape from Vecna, here are our favorite covers of "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)."

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June 20, 2022

Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ On Track For Another U.K. Chart Crown

"Running Up That Hill" apparently has fresh legs for another sprint.

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June 20, 2022

Kate Bush Salutes ‘Stranger Things’ Creators Duffer Brothers as Records Tumble

"I want to thank them so much for bringing the song into so many people’s lives," Kate Bush writes.

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June 20, 2022

Cher Congratulates Kate Bush on Passing Her In U.K. Record Books

There’s no animosity from Cher, just “mega respect.”

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June 20, 2022

Kate Bush Shatters U.K. Records as ‘Running Up That Hill’ Reaches No. 1

“I have to admit I feel really moved by it all," Kate Bush enthuses. "Thank you so very much for making the song a No. 1 in such an unexpected way.”

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June 19, 2022

Kate Bush looks set for another week at number one with ‘Running Up That Hill’

Kate Bush's dominance at the top of the charts looks set to continue The post Kate Bush looks set for another week at number one with ‘Running Up That Hill’ appeared first on NME.

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June 17, 2022

Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” Hits No. 1 on UK Singles Chart

“I’m overwhelmed by the scale of affection and support the song is receiving and it’s all happening really fast, as if it’s being driven along by a kind of elemental force”–Kate Bush

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June 17, 2022

Kate Bush reaches Number One with ‘Running Up That Hill’, 37 years after release

"I’m overwhelmed by the scale of affection and support the song is receiving" The post Kate Bush reaches Number One with ‘Running Up That Hill’, 37 years after release appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Before The Dawn (Live)

December 2, 2016

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50 Words For Snow

November 22, 2011

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Director's Cut (2018 Remaster)

May 16, 2011

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Aerial (2018 Remaster)

November 7, 2005

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The Red Shoes (2018 Remaster)

November 2, 1993

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The Sensual World (2018 Remaster)

October 16, 1989

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Hounds of Love (2018 Remaster)

September 16, 1985

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The Dreaming (2018 Remaster)

September 13, 1982

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The Dreaming

January 1, 1982

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Never for Ever

September 8, 1980

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Never for Ever (2018 Remaster)

September 7, 1980

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Lionheart

November 13, 1978

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Lionheart (2018 Remaster)

November 12, 1978

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The Kick Inside (2018 Remaster)

February 17, 1978

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The Kick Inside

February 17, 1978

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