Thirty-seven years after its initial release, and following the success of “Stranger Things” season 4, Kate Bush will release one of her most iconic songs in physical form.
The English singer’s hit single “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” will be reissued as a CD single, according to NME.
The song, which became a major plot point in the hit Netflix series, was originally included on her 1985 album “Hounds of Love.”
Bush’s new merchandise is now available for pre-order through Rhino and will be available on September 2nd.
According to the website, the CD will include “period correct” artwork and a B-side. The single cover features an old photo of the singer holding a bow and arrow.
In addition to “Running Up That Hill,” the tracklist includes “Under the Ivy.”
Despite being released decades ago, the single achieved massive success after being used in the fourth season of “Stranger Things.”
Spotify recently released their “Top Songs of Summer” list, which included the track as well as other hits from this generation, such as Harry Styles’ “As It Was,” Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” Elton John and Dua Lipa’s “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix,” and many more.
Many artists, including Halsey and Kim Petras, have belted out their renditions of the song during their concert/festival performances.
Bush earned an estimated $2.3 million after the song was used on “Stranger Things,” according to the music data website Liminate.
It also set three Guinness World Records: the oldest female artist to reach number one, the longest time for a song to top the UK charts, and the longest gap between number ones.
Bush expressed her excitement in a rare interview with the BBC in June, saying she knew the song would gain attention again, but she never expected it to be this big because “the whole world has gone mad.”
“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.”
She also revealed in the interview that she doesn’t listen to her old songs, but when something like this happens (her song gaining popularity), she will edit or revisit the track.