Kate Bush fans aren’t happy that her music is trending because of it stranger things. The famous Netflix series changed the way viewers perceive music on film and television. Taking place in the 1980s, stranger things brings older music to a younger audience. However, some longtime Bush fans hate that the series has made her music so popular and want her to remain in the dark.
Running Up That Hill is trending because of Stranger Things
The music of the 63-year-old English singer has had a profound influence on Max Mayfield stranger things 4. Her favorite song is “Running Up That Hill” which eventually saves her life. Of course, people started looking for Bush and playing their music.
Then “Running Up That Hill” re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 8 and gave Bush her first top ten hit in the US. When Bush released the song in 1985, it peaked at number 30.
According to Deadline, the track shot to #1 on the iTunes chart shortly after the season premiered on May 27 stranger things 4 In Bush’s native UK, the song sits at number 6 this week, close to its original peak of number 3.
The song is now Bush’s most-streamed song on Spotify, making “Wuthering Heights” second. NPR reports that it saw an 8,700% increase in global streams in one weekend. “Running Up That Hill” even dethroned Harry Styles’ “As It Was” on the Spotify Top 50 playlist in the US
Bush even released a statement saying she’s a big fan of stranger things and that it’s “everything really exciting” that her song is trending again. “Thank you to everyone who supported the song,” she wrote. “I’m waiting with bated breath for the rest of the series in July.”
However, some of Bush’s most loyal fans are not so happy about this new development.
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Some Kate Bush fans aren’t happy that she’s trending because of ‘Stranger Things.’
Longtime Bush fans aren’t happy that their music is trending stranger things. Some say if Bush was so good, why didn’t anyone pay more attention to her from the start? Meanwhile, some are disgusted that their music is going mainstream.
Paper Magazine writes that these fans “were happy with their niche tastes in their music, but less than excited that people discovered them through it.” stranger thingsof all things.”
A fan on Twitter wrote that he was disgusted that fans are now calling Bush’s music the “Stranger Things songs”. Another fan pointed out that Bush’s music wasn’t replete with (now) mainstream hits like “Running Up That Hill.” she wrote“Can’t wait for all the kids who discover Stranger Things’ Kate Bush to check Spotify, tune in to her latest album and listen to a 14-minute song about sex with a snowman.”
Other wrote“Kate Bush didn’t go through stormy heights, didn’t run all the way up the hill to make a deal with God and call out Babooshka for y’all to know 2022!”
Another loyal fan now Posted an image of two roller coasters passing each other, one with a bunch of angry zombies and the other with ordinary people. They captioned the photo, “The teens who discover Kate Bush via Stranger Things meet the coalition of witches, ex-goths and Sylvia Plath-reading homosexuals they’ve spellbound their entire lives.”
Bush fans have been extremely loyal to her over the decades and have done various things to bring her out of hiding. According to the Guardian, Bush’s retreat from the spotlight between 1993 and 2005 was the subject of a documentary titled Come back Kate. It follows die-hard fans as a woman who’s never heard of Bush becomes a Kate Bush tribute act.
In 2013, 300 male and female Kate Bush impersonators reenacted her Wuthering Heights video at Stanmer Park in Brighton.
So it’s safe to say that Bush has an army of fans. Bush’s most loyal and longtime fans love her because she’s not mainstream. She’s an outsider, just like them. Well, because stranger things, Bush’s music goes mainstream. They feel like their world is upside down. The world Bush painted for them no longer belongs to them.
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Other fans of Kate Bush think it’s great that her music is now reaching a larger audience
Meanwhile, some of Bush’s fans are excited that their music is reaching new audiences thanks to Bush stranger things. Daily Beast asked where should younger generations find older music? “Not every teenager hits record stores in search of classical music to listen to when Harry Styles has just released a new album,” they wrote.
“I’m not revealing how or what introduces kids to music like Kate Bush or Fleetwood Mac,” wrote one Twitter user. “What matters is that these legends endure and live on. As they damn well should.”
A person wrote, “People are Kate Bush hipsters. Let the kids discover good music for once,” while another commented“You have to have a basic understanding that not all things are discovering at once, that Kate Bush’s heyday was in the ’70s/’80s, and that young people don’t need to have a monolithic knowledge of pop culture.”
The bigger problem for some longtime Bush fans, however, is that their music is trending, period. They’d rather keep her in the dark so they can have her, not Gen.Z.