Although Harry Styles’ “As It Was” continues its run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for its fifth week, it’s Kate Bush’s 1985 classic “Running Up That Hill” that’s on everyone’s lips as it returns to No. 1 entered the charts. 8. The revival of the track in the new fourth season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” became the launch pad for the song topping its 1985 No. 30 and becoming Bush’s first Top 10 chart break.
Set in the late ’80s, Stranger Things released the first volume of the new season on May 27 and features the song in multiple episodes. It serves as the focal point in the storyline of the character Max Mayfield, played by actress Sadie Sink.
The entire trial came as a surprise to Bush fans, as the English singer-songwriter rarely endorses the use of her songs in other media. In a recent diversity Article said Wende Crowley, senior vice president of creative marketing, film and television at Sony Music Publishing, Bush approved the song’s participation in the series after reviewing the script pages and footage detailing how it would be integrated would. Bush also released a rare statement on her website, declaring she was a fan of the show and sharing her gratitude for the resurgence.
On the US charts, it’s almost unheard of for an older song to jump into the top 10, even after a widely acclaimed synch or the death of a celebrity. It is believed that not since Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in 1992, after it was heard on “Wayne’s World,” has a non-Christmas catalog song charted so high in its originally recorded form. In 2020, Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” enjoyed a huge surge in popularity due to a TikTok meme in 2020, but still only made it to #12 on the charts.
The dubbing also propelled the track to #1 on Digital Song Sales and #6 on the Streaming Songs chart. On June 4, “Running Up That Hill” also ranked #3 on the weekly song consumption list, as confirmed by Luminate.
The singer-songwriter first appeared on the Billboard charts in 1979, but “Running Up That Hill” is her first top 10 on the Hot 100. It originally charted in November 1985 as part of her fifth studio album “Hounds of Love”. and ended up in 30th place.
Meanwhile, Styles’ “Late Night Talking” falls 4-9 in its second week on the Hot 100. Jack Harlow’s “First Class” remains at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after three non-consecutive weeks at No. 1. Future’s “Wait for U,” starring Drake and Tems, is also steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100 after a week at No 1 had spent. Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” moved up one spot to #4 on the charts. Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” also climbs 6-5 on the Hot 100 after five weeks at #1. Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone’s “Me Porto Bonito” climbs from its previous #10 to #7.
Album unit equivalent figures earned from the Billboard 200 charts are from Luminate via Billboard.
Styles’ “Harry’s House” holds its number one spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week after debuting at number one a week ago. The project earned 160,500 album equivalent units in the US in the week ended June 2; it originally launched with 521,500 units.
New to the top 10 on the album charts are legendary English rock band Def Leppard, who score their eighth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 with the debut Diamond Star Halos. The album debuts at number 10 with 34,000 earned equivalent album units.
Elsewhere on the album charts: Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” remains at #2 with 141,500 equivalent album units, Kendrick Lamar’s “Mr. Moral & the Big Steppers remains at #3 with 89,500 units, Futures #1 “I Never Liked You” is still at #4 with 68,000 units and Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” climbs 6-5 at 53,500 Units.
Thanks to its vinyl release, Doja Cat’s “Planet Her” jumps 12-6 with 41,500 equivalent album units. Zach Bryan’s “American Heartbreak” falls 5-7 in its second week with 40,500 units and Olivia Rodrigo’s former No. 1 “Sour” lingers at No. 8 with 39,000 units following the release of a deluxe edition to celebrate the album’s one year anniversary. Jack Harlow’s “Come Home the Kids Miss You” slips to 7-9 with 34,500 units.