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Kate Bush Becomes Three-World-Record Holder with ‘Running Up That Hill’

Kate Bush may want to hug and kiss Netflix, or she may have. 

As per a report from the Guinness Book of World Records, the musician has already broken three world records with her song, “Running Up That Hill,” which was featured in the newest season of Stranger Things

Currently, Bush secures the records for the longest time for a song to sit in the No. 1 spot on the UK’s official singles chart; the oldest female artist to sit on the No. 1 spot on the UK’s official singles chart; and the longest gap between No. 1 spots on the UK’s official singles chart. 

The record holder, followed by Bush – Cher, who took the top spot with her “Believe” in 1998 when she was 52, posted on Twitter to congratulate the singer. 

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“Bravo Kate, Records Are Meant 2 Be Broken!! Remember Back In The Day, When Women Had SHORT SELL BY DATES!?” Cher wrote on Twitter. “We Had 2 Fight Our Way Through The Testosterone Curtain, & We Did it So The Girls Who Came After Us Could Sing As Long As They Want To. With Mega Respect.” 

Bush also took to her website to express her gratitude to Netflix and recognize Stranger Things, which used the song in a major plot point that saved Max (Sadie Sink). 

“It features the song, ‘Running Up That Hill,’ which is being given a whole new lease of life by the young fans who love the show – I love it too!” she said in the note. “It’s all really exciting!”

Stranger Things released its two final episodes of season 4 on July 1, now available on Netflix.

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