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Kate Bush Shatters U.Ok. Data as ‘Working Up That Hill’ Reaches No. 1

Kate Bush Shatters U.Ok. Data as ‘Working Up That Hill’ Reaches No. 1

Kate Bush has run a U.Ok. chart race like no different artist, as “Working Up That Hill” (through Fish Individuals) completes its coronation 37 years after launch.

The veteran English singer’s 1985 hit lifts 2-1, powered by its use in season 4 of Netflix’s hit collection Stranger Things.

“I’m overwhelmed by the size of affection and help the music is receiving and it’s all occurring actually quick, as if it’s being pushed alongside by a form of elemental power,” Bush wrote on her official website.

“I’ve to confess I really feel actually moved by all of it. Thanks so very a lot for making the music a No. 1 in such an sudden means.”

The Hounds of Love observe boasts the longest-ever hole between No. 1 singles in Official Chart historical past, with 44 years separating her 1978 career-launching chief “Wuthering Heights” and “Working Up That Hill,” which tops the chart for the week beginning June 17.

The earlier file holder was Tom Jones and the 42-year hole between “Inexperienced Inexperienced Grass of Dwelling” and charity single “(Barry) Islands within the Stream.”

Bush can also be the file holder for the longest time taken for a single to achieve No. 1 on the Official U.Ok. Singles Chart, besting Wham’s seasonal favourite “Final Christmas,” which accomplished a 36-year run to the highest on the flip of 2021.

Additionally, Bush turns into the oldest feminine artist ever to steer the Official U.Ok. Singles Chart, at 63 years and 11 months. With that feat, she eclipses Cher, who was 52 when “Imagine” topped the survey in 1998.

“It has been improbable to see the long-lasting Kate Bush climbing up the Official Singles Chart with ‘Working Up That Hill’ – and to see her breaking a slew of data into the cut price,” feedback Martin Talbot, CEO of the OCC. “The way in which {that a} new technology of music followers have taken her basic observe to their hearts actually does cement Kate’s place as an all-time nice, if that had been in any respect vital.”

Elsewhere, “Working Up That Hill” locks-up a second consecutive week atop the ARIA Singles Chart, and it’s climbing within the U.S., rising 8-4 on the Billboard Scorching 100 for a brand new profession peak.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.

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